Things to Do
We maybe known as Quilt CIty U.S.A, but we are so much more than the National Quilt Museum, though it really is a site that everyone should see. Paducah has a rich history tied to the Civil War, the rivers,and the arts. As a UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Art, the LowerTown Arts DIstrict, is a must, as are any of our "adult" beverage makers.
National Quilt Museum (about 10 miles away)
215 Jefferson St. 270.442.8856
A fine art museum that uses fabric instead of paint.
(But don't forget to ask about the quilt made out of wood, it's amazing.)
$1 off admission coupons available at visitor information in the terminal.
River Discovery Center (about 10 miles away)
117 S Water St 270.575.9958
Preserving and telling the story of our River Heritage and their importance to us all.
(Their simulator lets you see what its like to drive a towboat!)
Hotel Metropolitan (about 9.5 miles away)
724 Oscar Cross Dr. 270.443.7918
This restored African-American Heritage museum is a must visit for everyone.
(Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, and many more stayed here.)
Paducah Wall to Wall Murals (about 9.5 miles away)
Water St - Downtown
50+ murals adorn Paducah's Floodwall, and tell our story one panel at a time.
Paducah Railroad Museum (about 10 miles away)
The corner of Marine Way and Washington St. 270.908.6451
Learn about Paducah's Rich Railroad History
(And you have to take your picture with our Mikado Class steam engine just steps away along the floodwall)
Gen. Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum (about 10 miles away)
136 Broadway 270.443.9006
Learn about Paducah's role in the War, as the gateway to the south.
(Did you know that Paducah was the first city General U.S. Grant captured as head of the Union army?)
Market House Museum (about 10 miles away)
112 Market House Square 270.575.3473
Paducah's History Museum
(We are kind of partial to their Alben Barkley Exhibit, don't miss it!)
Yeiser Art Center (about 10 miles away)
125 Market House Square 270.443.3319
Paducah's Fine Art Museum with travelling exhbitis and works from internationally known artists.
(Their gift shop is full of unique, one of a kind, Kentucky made items.)
Whitehaven Welcome Center (about 7 miles away)
I-24 @ Exit 7 270.554.2077
Fully Restored Antibellum Mansion, featuring historically correct furnishings, and doubles as a rest area.
(They too have an Alben Barkley Exhibit that features many intersting facts and memoribilia)