Breaks Interstate Park
One of only two state parks operated by two states collectively, Breaks Interstate Park is nestled at the border between Kentucky and Virginia. This historic area in the Jefferson National Forrest is home to some of the oldest rock formations and river valleys in the world. Daniel Boone is credited with being the first non-Native American to explore this area, which is home to the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River. The visitors center includes a number of exhibits about the history of the area, including the Native American inhabitants, the early Appalachian settlers, logging and other industries, and the creation of the park.
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