Drive Through The Cumberland Gap Tunnel In Kentucky, One Of The Only Mountain Tunnels That Crosses A State Line
If you’ve been lucky enough to take many of the scenic drives around Kentucky, then you know our state is filled with diverse roadways that stretch through farmland, around rocky gorges, over mountains, and along waterways. Pick a backroad in Kentucky – or even a highway – and you’re bound to find a scenic and interesting stretch of road. Down in the area where Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia come together is Cumberland Gap, a region known for its scenic roads. While most enjoy driving above ground, you may be surprised to learn of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel in Kentucky. This stretch of highway is one of only two mountain tunnels in the country that crosses a state line and if you have yet to experience it, take a closer look.
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The Cumberland Gap Tunnel in Kentucky is truly unique as you’ll cross from one state into another, all while driving through a mountain. It’s not a feature many would think to find in the Bluegrass State, but we know that Kentucky offers many one-of-a-kind experiences and places in every corner of the state. Have you driven through the Cumberland Gap Tunnel in Kentucky? Did you know this piece of trivia about our state? Let us know in the comments!
And if you’d like to learn more about the hike that takes you to the spot where you can stand in three states at once, check out the Tri-State Peak Trail in Kentucky.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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