Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center

The center is a satellite location of Natural Tunnel State Park. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center is open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the center, visitors learn about the important role Wilderness Road played in America’s westward expansion. Directly in front of Kane Gap, one of the last undeveloped portions of the Wilderness Road, the center offers a glimpse of the rough, unforgiving terrain of early settlers traveling to Kentucky.

The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center has a museum, conference room, library and gift shop. The museum focuses on the portion of the trail from Sycamore Shoals to Cumberland Gap and the brave men, women and children who traveled it. There are several hands-on exhibits, such as striking flint and steel to get a spark and period-appropriate clothing for guests to try on. The library has books, photographs, and other information covering early America through the Civil War.

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History, Museum/Historic Site, Museums, Pioneer/Rural Life, State Parks, Visitor Centers

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