Natural Beauty Drives Tourism in Eastern Kentucky

Natural Beauty Drives Tourism in Eastern Kentucky

December 6, 2019

Points Consulting, in partnership with Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA), recently completed a project Boone’s Ridge. Boone’s Ridge will be a wildlife Refuge and Interpretive Center in Bell County, Kentucky, which will open in summer 2021. The facility will span 12,000 acres of natural lands, featuring the largest herd of Rocky Mountain Elk in the eastern United States, along with a visitor’s center, petting zoo, walking trails, a scenic passenger tram system, and much more.

Following up on work completed in 2018, PC provided a forecast of visitors once the facility is fully operational. Estimates indicate that Boone’s Ridge could attract a staggering 992,000 annual visitors. To put that figure in context, Boone’s Ridge is expected to draw more visitors than numerous regional National Parks including Cumberland Gap National Historic Place, and the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.

PC is grateful for the opportunity to play a small role in helping this fantastic organization, which will drive economic development and appreciation of nature in an area previously occupied by coal mining operation.


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