Corbin is one of the few KY cities that lie in two counties, Whitley and Knox, with a suburb in a third county, Laurel. Corbin is often referred to as the "tri-county area," and serves as a hub for CSX, formerly L&N Railroad.
A major local area attraction is Cumberland Falls, often referred to as the "Niagara of the South." The falls boasts of having the only ‘moonbow’ in the Western Hemisphere. The park’s attractions include nature trails, white water rafting, fishing, horseback trail riding, and picnic areas. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located between Corbin and Williamsburg on KY 90. Just take the scenic drive down 25W to the KY 90 junction and follow the signs.
Corbin is also known for Nibroc—the town festival held downtown every August featuring four days of family fun and entertainment. The event includes free concerts with world famous performers, a carnival, craft and food vendors, a parade and much more.
Did you know that Corbin is also the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken? The Harland Sanders Café has been carefully restored and features a museum exhibit of ‘the way it was back when,’ along with a full service restaurant. The café’s slogan is ‘Eat Where it All Began,’ how fitting!