The Kentucky Coal Museum allows the public to learn about coal mining through access to perhaps the most comprehensive collection of mining memorabilia in the nation. The product of study and painstaking research, the Museum’s collection uniquely portrays life in a coal camp.
The Portal 31 mine tour is a high-tech experience that utilizes animatronics, rear-screen projection and an I-Max-like extravaganza, all underground in a mine portal used by U.S. Steel as a major coal producer until the late 1960’s.
Located across from the KY Coal Mining Museum, the Inn offers guests a special opportunity to step back in time and experience the spirit and hospitality of the people of Appalachia. Once a school for coal camp children, the Inn now offers elegant and comfortable accommodations to its guest while remaining true to its schoolhouse roots