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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

Barbourville, KY
+1 606-546-4400
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Nice Park

What a surprise to drive out to the middle of the boonies and find this lovely park! I went after a... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
loidid
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
ONE OF MY FAV PLACE YEAR ROUND

I Have been going here since a child now take my grandchildren to explore an have a fun day the... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
Cbarger
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Barbourville, Kentucky
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Home of the first white explorer to travel through the Cumberland Gap.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
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Barbourville, KY
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+1 606-546-4400
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

What a surprise to drive out to the middle of the boonies and find this lovely park! I went after a snow, so it was a little soggy, but I imagine in nice weather it's wonderful for kids. Learn a little piece of history, loads...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

I Have been going here since a child now take my grandchildren to explore an have a fun day the park is always well kept an beautiful all year round !! Great place for family time!!

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous! Clean, manicured and we'll appointed for an old fashioned down to earth good time bbq or pic nic with playground, horseshoe pit, miniature golf, pavilions and scenery to take your breath away. Wanted to visit gift shop as we live in Florida and wanted...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a State Park that is a part of the heritage of Knox County. We have had our Annual Family Reunion at this park for 46 years. The park is always clean and well maintained. A friendly staff and willing to help in any...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

We visited this place this past weekend and it's absolutely awesome! It is the cleanest, best maintained park in the state. You really must see it to believe it and appreciate it. I promise you won't be disappointed. Will definitely go back to this little...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a local state park with plenty of picnic areas. A lot of playground equipment for the younger ones. Shaded and sunny seating for a picnic lunch or grilling out. Wonderful for family reunions with a basket ball court, gift shop, and Miniature Golf....More

Thank Penny N
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

I visited this park today and couldn't believe my eyes. The park has everything replaced, almost everything anyway. They had new playground timbers enclosing all swing sets, playground equipment, and horseshoe pits. They have two new concrete basketball courts under the hill with a size...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was a gem of history tucked in a beautiful setting. The park was one of the best maintained that I have ever encountered. The park employees are friendly and very proud of their park - and it shows. If you have time and can...More

Thank Scot S
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice place to stop and picnic. It is well-kept and worth the time to stop. Stopped here on Labor Day and there was NO crowd. Good place to relax and enjoy the beautiful bliss of nature

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

This was by far the cleanest, nicest state park that Ihave ever visited. The grounds were manicured like a golf course and the staff was accomodating and very friendly. The park manager introduced himself to us and he was so knowledgeable and extremely friendly. This...More

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KentuckyMulligan
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Kentucky Mulligan is exactly right. It's beautiful!
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billyjames2014
January 18, 2016|
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He was the 1st white man to build a house in the state of Kentucky in 1750, 17 years before Daniel Boone.
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