Southern Kentucky has a lot to offer. In fact, there are many unique, regional attractions that the whole family will enjoy. The many area attractions are not only enjoyable, but also generate revenue for the Southern Kentucky region.
“IT ALL STARTED IN CORBIN”, Colonel Sanders’ original restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken®. Carefully restored and placed on the National Register of Historical Places, you will see it as it appeared in the 1940s. Experience eating delicious Kentucky Fried Chicken® in the Colonel’s dining room and take in his innovative open-kitchen and model motel room. Also, view the exhibits featuring the Colonel’s artifacts and memorabilia from the early days of KFC®. For more information, visit Sander’s Cafe online.
Cumberland Falls State Park
Imagine a wall of water falling 60 feet into a boulder-strewn gorge, a whispering mist that kisses the face, and a magical moonbow visible on a clear night under a full moon. Known as the Niagara of the South, the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. But it’s only at night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. The area is a natural choice for water-sports enthusiasts, offering white-water rafting and canoeing among other water activities. As spectacular as the setting that surrounds it, the historic Dupont Lodge, built of massive hemlock beams and knotty pine, offers a spectacular view of the Cumberland River Valley. For more information, visit Cumberland Falls State Park online.
Kentucky Splash Water Park
Downtown Corbin, Kentucky
Downtown Corbin is a beautiful small town with the amenities of a larger city. From local restaurants and coffee shops to one-of-a-kind boutiques and entertainment, Corbin offers a unique downtown experience to be enjoyed by the whole family. Corbin is located off Interstate 75 at Exit 25 by the shores of Laurel Lake, amid the pristine beauty of the Daniel Boone National Forest, and is home to the “Niagara of the South” at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. With nature trails, white water rafting, fishing, horseback riding, scenic beauty, and wildlife, Corbin is the perfect destination for an outdoor adventure. Corbin is home to Colonel Harland Sanders and the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken. For more information, visit Corbin Kentucky Tourism online.
Downtown Williamsburg, Kentucky
You’ll love downtown Williamsburg from the moment you arrive. Nestled in the foothills of Daniel Boone Country, Williamsburg is the county seat of Whitley County. With endless trails to explore, history to learn, and sites to see, Williamsburg has it all – including the biggest waves in Kentucky, located at the Kentucky Splash Waterpark. “Williamsburg, Feels Like Home.” Visit Williamsburg Kentucky online.
The Corbin Center
Have your next meeting or event with The Corbin Center! Conveniently located just off Exit 25 in Southern Kentucky, The Corbin Center is where business meets recreation in the sprawling 19,744 square foot facility. The Corbin Center features several classrooms, a boardroom, and an 85 x 63 square foot multipurpose room available to meet the needs of any group. The Corbin Center also includes our showcase “Glass Room”, perfect for any occasion. We host a wide variety of business training courses, meetings, conventions, tournaments, weddings, receptions, baby showers, birthday and holiday parties, as well as live music events. Whether your group includes 30 or 3000 attendees, The Corbin Center can accommodate your needs. Visit The Corbin Center online.
The Corbin Arena
The Corbin Arena is the perfect place for concerts and events, boasting a seating capacity of nearly 5,000. The area has many big-name artists and concerts in the Southern Kentucky region where patrons can enjoy a clean, safe concert experience. The Corbin Arena is owned and operated by The City of Corbin. For more information, visit The Corbin Arena online.
Stivers Aquatic Center
The 75,000 sq. ft. Stivers Aquatic Center was designed as a recreational, service, study, and learning center. The center was named for state Senator Robert Stivers II, the Senate Republican leader who represents the area and helped secure millions in state funding. The Center offers a variety of wellness programs for all ages, including an aquatics program targeting area youth. The Center is anticipated to serve several thousand people annually throughout counties contiguous to Knox County, Kentucky. Visit Stivers Aquatic Center online.
Tri-County Cineplex offers state-of-the-art technology, comfort, and convenience, making your movie-viewing experience an enjoyable one. 18-inch riser stadium seating with high back rocker chairs, articulating backs, cup holder armrests, and incredible legroom offer Tri-County Cinema patrons the ultimate in movie viewing and comfort. For more information to view showtimes, visit Tri-County Cineplex online.