Portal 31 Coal Mine Museum Under Black Mountain

Here’s an article on Portal 31 the played out coal mine under Black Mountain that is now open to visitors. The 30-minute tour features animatronic miners who speak in broken English. It cost $2.5 million to outfit and its associated with the Kentucky Coal Mine Museum in Lynch (named for the president of U.S. Steel Coal and Coke Co. which formed the community). More on the history/


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