This Unique Underground Tour In Kentucky Will Take You Back In Time

Kentucky has a rich history and evidence of it is scattered across the state. You’ll find former train stations, dilapidated farms, battle fields and historic mines that were once a vital part of Kentucky’s economy. Coal mining was (and still is) a dangerous profession, and one that draws much fascination from those who are unfamiliar with it. Today, you can go underground and into a former mine in the town of Lynch, Kentucky. The Portal 31 Exhibition Mine Tour and nearby Kentucky Coal Museum are both incredibly unique attractions that will take you back in time.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Touring Portal 31 and visiting the Kentucky Coal Museum are excursions that every Kentucky should experience at least once. Have you visited this intriguing piece of our history? Share your experience with us in the comments!

For more information on the Mine Tour, visit their website here. And for more about the Kentucky Coal Museum, visit their site here.

And for more about another feature of the town of Benham, check out our previous article here.