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Blue Heron Interpretive Center

Blue Heron Rd, Stearns, KY 42647
+1 606-376-3787
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Beautiful, Secluded, and Educational Park & Hiking Trails

I was absolutely impressed with the outdoor exhibits along a beautiful trail at Blue Heron Mining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Filipendulous
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United States
Ghost Town

The nature around Blue Heron is spectacular. We did a self guided walking tour and visited a bit... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
rhondasrealm
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Science Hill, Kentucky
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“coal mining” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Blue Heron Rd, Stearns, KY 42647
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+1 606-376-3787
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"original structure"
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"coal mining"
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"recording"
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"dioramas"
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"ghost"
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"rebuilt"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was absolutely impressed with the outdoor exhibits along a beautiful trail at Blue Heron Mining Camp. We did not take the train (so expensive) as my mom did some research and found others saying not to do so - time at the camp was...More

Thank Filipendulous
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The nature around Blue Heron is spectacular. We did a self guided walking tour and visited a bit of an entry way into a mine, and looked at some buildings that had written depicted descriptions of miners lives while working in the mine. We did...More

Thank rhondasrealm
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I and my kids want to visit Big South Fork national recreation area and we stopped by the Blue Heron Visitor Center. It was a total disappointment! When we arrived, it was a ghost town. My car was the ONLY car in the parking lot,...More

Thank Geli2460
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

On Wednesday (2/28), four of us decided on a day trip from Summerville (1 1/2 hours away). I had a beautiful flyer for Blue Heron visitor’s center so we decided to go. It described beautiful boardwalks and a wonderful interpretive center which is open Monday-Friday...More

Thank blcrowder
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It was interesting to see the size of the operation. Being just a shell of its former self was a little disappointing. There was defiantly a lot walking but I enjoyed myself.

1  Thank Dustin A
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Entry is free. If you take the train from Strunk, you're paying for the train and any food you purchase in tandem. This park is free if you just come here. Be ready to walk, navigate stairs and inclines. If you struggle with any of...More

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

15 minutes enough to see this. Go to Barthell mine and only here if you have extra time. Rusty I beam frames representing old buildings Original tipple structure worth seeing

1  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We arrived by train and were greeted by Rangers. I would have been unsure where to start if we had arrived by car. The is an interpretive area, all outside except the restrooms and the giftshop. It will be hot/cold/rainy/windy, so be prepared. Most exhibits...More

1  Thank MrsBray123001
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Our family of five visited Blue Heron briefly via car after missing the Big South Fork Scenic Railway train ride. The location was beautiful and the historical information was uniquely presented. The "ghost" structures provided a vague sense of the life of miners and their...More

2  Thank LegoMom3
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

we took kids on the train ride they so enjoyed this then at the stop got to look at and read lots of information about the community of years ago

Thank inabranscum
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Stardust86
21 July 2017|
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Basic nachos and cheese concession stand
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