Places to Visit

Welcome to Destinations along the Kingdom Come Scenic Parkway. Whether you want to visit for a day, or a week, you can find places to enjoy here.

If you would like to plan an extented stay or have many members in your party, then contact our Tourism office at or call us at 606-589-5812.

• Lodging

• Parks & Museums
• Dining & Quick Eats
• Arts & Galleries

• Other Businessess

• To plan your visit then view our clickable CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

• Take a tour of the area in our CLICKABLE MAP EXPLORER.

• Get a Yahoo Driving Map.


Dining & Quick Eats


• Benham School House Inn

The Apple Room Restaurant specializes in regional fine mountain dining. Within this classic ambiance patrons can enjoy a quiet, relaxing dining occassion. The Inn has a spacious conference room for large parties.


• Charlotte’s Hoagie Shop & Restaurant

Charlotte’s Hoagie Shop and Restaurant has been locally owned and operated since 1984. This restaurant features daily home cooked meals along with the largest menu selection in the area.


• Miner’s Market

The Miner’s Market features a large selection of groceries, high quality fuel, Buffet Pizza (made to order), soft serve ice cream & shakes (seasonal) and Slush Puppies.


• Energy Express, Inc

Our business is located at the intersection on Hwy. 119. We are a C-Store and open 24 hours each day, 7 days a week. We have a Deli-Bakery located in our store, which is also open 24 hours.



Parks & Museums


• Kingdom Come State Park

Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain. Named after the popular Civil War novel, “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,” by Kentucky author John Fox Jr., the park preserves 1,283 acres of unspoiled wilderness.


• Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum brings back to life one of the most unique and interesting aspects of early coal mining – the company store. Housed in the old commissary built by International Harvester in the 1920s, the museum features four stories of exhibits on the history of mining and the life of the coal miner.

• Lamphouse Museum & Portal 31 Mine

Portal No. 31 Underground Mine Tour,. slated to open in 2003, will offer visitors the unique experience of touring an actual coal mine by rail car.The site also features a 1920s lamphouse, bathhouse, L&N train depot and loadout system. 


• Appalachian Center 

The Center’s mission is to promote the preservation of the Appalachian culture by stimulating artistic expression, to serve as a resource for the region’s history and cultural traditions, to provide a forum for the arts through cross cultural experiences, and to promote the arts in education.



Arts & Galleries


Poor Fork Arts and Crafts Guild
218 West Main Street
Cumberland, KY 40823
Hand made crafts made by local artisans & gifts for all occasions. Located in downtown Cumberland on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River. The Guild is located in a National Register Central Business District. 

Harlan Area Performing Arts Series
Godbey Appalachian Center Theatre
Southeast Community College
Cumberland, KY

A seasonal series of creative theater and performing arts. The 2002 schedule is online at


Services & Businessess


Darrell H. Risner, DMD
Family Dentistry

P.O. Box 543
807 East Main Street
Cumberland, KY 40823

Family Dentistry has a complete preventive and restorative dental care program for children and adults. New patients are welcome. We accept Dental Insurance and Kentucky Medicaid. Evening appointments are available. We offer Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, partials, and dentures. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Gentle Dental procedures”

H & R Block
201 West Main Street
Cumberland, KY 40823
606-589-4925, Fax
Debra Cress, Owner

We provide a full line of Tax Services including, Rapid Refund, E-Filing, and coming soon Home Mortgages and Financial Services.

Cumberland Motors
705 East Main Street
Cumberland, KY 40823
E-Mail: helenkica@yay 

Cumberland Motors has a wide variety of auto parts and accessories for American cars 1928 and up as well as parts for classic VW Beetles.

Frazier Insurance Agency

409 West Main Street
Cumberland, KY 40823
606-589-4705 Fax
800-589-7884 Toll Free
E-Mail us frazier@ure
For All Your Insurance Needs

Thrift Bit Service, Inc
P.O. Box 517
404 West Main Street
Cumberland, KY 40823
606-589-5413 Fax

Thrift Bit Service, Inc. has been locally owned and operated by Dale Blanton since 1984. We manufacture and repair roof bits and drill steel, and sale other related products for the mining industry. We take pride in personal service, troubleshooting, and prompt delivery to the mines.

RoDasa, Inc.

P.O. Box 109
Coldiron, Ky 40819

An Original Harlan County Invention! Read more about this crafty and elegant tool.

Important Phone Numbers

For Reservations at the Inn, call 1-800-231-0627
For Information about local destinations and events, call the Cumberland Tourist & Convention Commission, 1-606-589-5812
For the Kingdom Come State Park, call 1-606-589-2479
For the Kentucky Coal Museum, call 1-606-848-1530

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