Tour Information


Portal No. 31 Underground Mine Tour offers visitors the unique experience of touring an actual coal mine by rail car. Visitors will adorn the traditional protective gear of the coal miner as they enjoy animated exhibits along the tour. Outside Portal #31 stands a black granite monument in tribute to long time president of the United Mine Workers John L. Lewis and a memorial to U.S. Steel District #1 miners who died in mining accidents. The site also features a 1920s lamphouse, bathhouse, L&N train depot and loadout system.


Portal 31 Open for limited tours.: Portal 31 is under construction for a new and improved visitor experience. Pardon our dust, it was a Coal Mine you know!
Please call for an appointment and/or hours. Thanks!


Portal 31 RV Park is located directly across from the Portal. With 12 hookups and 8 primitive parking spaces, the park adds another option for local accommodations. The park offers a sewer dump station for tour buses and RV vehicles.

Hours of Operation

Located in Lynch

RV Park is open all year

Portal 31: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm


Seniors (62 & up)
High School - College
Students (3-12)
Children under 3 with parents Free
*Plus applicable taxes
**Reservations for groups of more
than 15 persons require a non-refundable deposit.

Call for information & reservations