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.
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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.
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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