Bell County Kentucky welcomes you to MountainGateway.com, your guide to tourist attractions, lodging, restaurants and special events in and around Bell County, KY. From Middlesboro, KY to Pineville, KY and everywhere in between, it does not matter the time of year: summer, fall, spring, or winter -- it's a beautiful time to get lost in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.
With our warm and friendly hospitality, more and more people are learning why Bell County is such a great place to visit! Featuring many scenic attractions like the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Chained Rock at Pine Mountain State Resort Park you will find something for every taste. For those with an interest in history, you will find many sites that will take you back to the days of the likes of Daniel Boone, Dr. Thomas Walker, and many others. Located close by in the town of Harrogate, TN you can visit the Lincoln Museum on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. If nature is more your thing, Bell County is also the perfect spot if you like to hike, fish or hunt on the hundreds of acres of picturesque land. If you like to combine the two, Middlesboro has recently been cited for its geologic history. Middlesboro is the only city in the world to be formed by a asteriod strike. If you like festivals and special events, Bell County is home to award winning festivals like The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Memorial Day weekend, or The Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival the first weekend in October. Bell County offers fun for the whole family!
One visit and you will agree, Bell County, Kentucky, is a great place to visit!