Corbin is a little city in Kentucky, located not in one, but in two counties from the south of the state - Whitley and Knox. With a population of 7000 people living in an area of just 8 squared miles, Corbin is very intimate and will give you a unique feeling of privacy. Established in 1885, Corbin bears the name of Reverend James Corbin Floyd. The most famous resident of Kentucky is Colonel Harlan Sander, the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain, but American football players George McAfee, Rodger Bird and Ted Cremer are also residents of Corbin. If you plan to visit Kentucky, do not miss this gorgeous city.
Top Attractions within Corbin
NIBROC is a festival held each year in Corbin, in early August. NIBROC is actually Corbin spelled backwards because the festival honors the town. You can attend open air concerts of live music, beauty pageants, parades, live theater plays and many more. As small as the town is, NIBROC still managed to attract until now some very popular faces in music, having on its stage legendary acts like Joan Jett, Starship, Percy Sledge and The Turtles. The great thing is that this bands performed for the locals and tourists who come to Corbin for free.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is a park where the major feature is the famous Cumberland Falls. The park has a three diamonds rating and events through the year include Backpacking 101, Moobbow Trail Trek and Narture Photography Weekend.
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum is a historic restaurant located in Corbin. The restaurant was operated by the famous Colonel Sanders who in the 40's developed the secret recipe for the delicious KFC. You can visit the museum to see the office of Harland Sanders and after that, you can dine in the modern KFC which is next to the museum..