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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

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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 26 January 2018
Jonesborough, Tennessee

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

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Barbourville, Kentucky
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26 Jan 2018
“Nice Park”
12 Jan 2018
Home of the first white explorer to travel through the Cumberland Gap.
Barbourville, KY
+1 606-546-4400
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Reviewed 26 January 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 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!!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cheryl50G
Reviewed 6 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Susan A
Reviewed 28 June 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SheliaSmith
Reviewed 13 June 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Penny N
Reviewed 7 October 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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank KentuckyMulligan
Reviewed 13 June 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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Scot S
Reviewed 3 September 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

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 20 June 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

Date of experience: June 2012
4  Thank KentuckyMulligan
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8 September 2016|
Response from KentuckyMulligan | Reviewed this property |
Kentucky Mulligan is exactly right. It's beautiful!
18 January 2016|
Response from KentuckyMulligan | Reviewed this property |
He was the 1st white man to build a house in the state of Kentucky in 1750, 17 years before Daniel Boone.