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“Grandaughters Getaway”

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Corbin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Called the Niagara of the South, this site offers breathtaking views, fishing and hiking.
Dover, OH
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Grandaughters Getaway”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We took our annual grandaughter getaway to Cumberland Falls to see the Moonbow. It was AWESOME. We spent 2 nights in a cabin there & did the raft trip. Our 3 granddaughters 13, 14, & 15 loved it!

Visited August 2012
2 Thank juliejDover_OH
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Greensburg, Kentucky
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Historic Place!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Love visiting the park. the lodge is old but nicely renovated! Great restaurant, Good food and a beautiful view for dining. Every other Monday, they have a jam session. Locals come to play a variety of styles of music and if your a musician you can join in too. Lots of fun! A short walk or drive to Cumberland Falls a must if you have never been. We really enjoy spending time here and will visit again!

Visited March 2012
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386 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Gosh, just absolutely BREATHTAKING!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Okay, so this may very well be my new favorite place. Went there about a week ago and the falls are SO beautiful. Nothing bad to say about this place at all. All Kentuckians should visit here at least once! And it is FREE to see!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank KentuckyTravelBug80
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cincinnati, ohio
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224 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“You Can't Go Home Again”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Normally, you wouldn't find me dead south of the Ohio River during Fall Colour but there comes times when you get a use'm or lose'm situation about days available to travel so away we went. Take one look at a TN. forum and the Smokies are immediately out of the running - so where would be a place to go with vivid fall colors and no people? You have your answer above.
Dupont Lodge: This is not our first visit but it was eye opening. Although the original CCC constructed building burned in 1940, it's replacement was alledgedly totally renovated in 2006 but wear and tear and functional obsolescence has got the old girl looking the worse for the wear. Granted, trying to do maintenence to a place that runs 24/7 is a nightmare but it's got to be done and scheduling carpet cleaning and room painting and furniture replacement is what makes a lodging viable. It's not being done - and I'm sure that as a gov't operation Frankfort shares much of the blame - for that and for a lack of upgrades like flat screen tvs although they have installed a variety of amenities like hair driers and coffee makes. The mattresses are firm but not the ridiculously hard variety used to prevent having to change mattresses yearly, so sleeping is good. A faint aroma of bleach tickles the nostrils when entering the room proving that at least sanitization is not a concern. Sounds tend to travel so thumbing and clumping in the halls does occur.
Dining: We ate two meals here - dinner and breakfast the next morning. Neither were stellar. The catfish and country ham were good but hamburger patties in beef broth does not Salisbury steak make! The green beans had a funky taste also, but it was the breakfast gravy the next morning that put the water over the falls. If you're going to use Campbell's white sauce for gravy, at least pour it over some cut up sausage in the skillet to give it some taste. Powdered eggs - need I say more!! At $14 for dinner and $8 for breakfast each, the dining was definately overpriced, however, driving 20 miles to Corbin for dinner makes it financially practical. I guess I got spoiled in the old days when local gals cooked like it was their home kitchen.
Service: Here's where the place shines. Example - the toilet seat was loose from use over time. I stopped at the front desk and had a work request written. Then promptly forgot about it - 5 minutes later I get a knock on the door. The maintenence man is there to fix it. Never have I EVER had that kind of service in any accommodation where I've ever stayed, many with much bigger names!!!!!!!!! Same with the front desk and the waitress was a doll, couldn't do enough for us. A brief chat with the general manager brought assurances that the kitchen had a new chef and corrections were in process.
Value: If you're willing to tolerate "quaint", sit on a deck overlooking one of the South's most beautiful rivers, marvel at the "Niagara of the South" at full flow, take the grandkids up to the pool then tell ghost stories in the bedroom before bedtime, gawk at the palisades along the river as you float downstream - this is the place for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited October 2012
2 Thank bassbum
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Niagara of the South, describes it perfectly”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

What can you say about about a 125' wide, 70' tall waterfall? It's worth the 20-25 minutes off of I-75 to see it.

Free admission, free parking, make it an even better experience.

One note of caution, there are no restaurants after you leave the interstate, except for a snack bar at the falls, and the restaurant (mediocre at best) at the resort lodge. There are plenty of places for picnicking.

Thank BillyB32
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