The Center is located in Bell County, Kentucky along the Cumberland River.  It is on the western edge of the Appalachian Mountain range, deep in Kentucky’s elk country.  Just a few miles from the Cumberland Gap thru which Daniel Boone and the long hunters first ventured west, it is adjacent to a major North American bird migration flyway, and during the year, over 240 different species of birds can be seen on site. 

Kentucky’s elk country is home to the largest elk herd east of the Rocky Mountains.  In addition to elk, The Center is also home to black bears, whitetail deer, wild turkey, bobcats, coyotes and numerous small mammals. 

The Center is located within a one-day drive for 72,000,000 people.