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Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

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Address: 1620 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY
Phone Number: (606) 329-8888
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Great to get a membership this allows you to visit other museums around the U.S beside here. Rainy afternoon with kids keeps them entertained for some time. Kept nice and staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Ironton
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great to get a membership this allows you to visit other museums around the U.S beside here. Rainy afternoon with kids keeps them entertained for some time. Kept nice and staff friendly.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is located in the heart of downtown Ashland. As of this writing, they are promoting an exhibit featuring the contributions made by the people of northeastern Kentucky during World War Two. Uniforms, newspaper covers, and captured equipment from Germany and Japan are part of the display. On permanent display is the Country Music Highway,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum is very small, but very entertaining! Nice little exhibit of local country music. A interesting place to visit when your looking for something to do on a weekend afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

So much interactive fun for Little kids here! Lots of imaginative play areas and kids of all ages had a great time. Would highly recommend!

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Did not visit the museum, because I could not find a place to park. I circled the block several times and found all the metered spaces occupied and every other space designated for other businesses. I just said 'forget it' and moved along to my next destination. Their website needs to reflect the lack of parking and suggestions where to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great little gem here in Ashland Kentucky. Lots of very interesting exhibits and lots of memorabilia from local singers such as Keith Whitley, The Judds, Billy Ray Cyrus and a few other local people. They also have a wonderful tour in the month of October called Dining with the Past. It is a neat and very informative cemetery tour that... More 

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Louisa, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My mom and I both enjoyed this museum and thought the cost to get in was very reasonable, $5 per person. It had a lot of information on the local country artists from Eastern KY. They also have a new section on space exploration that was well done. The basement area had a number of hands on displays for children.... More 

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Ashland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went on the annual dinner and walking tour of the Ashland Cemetary and found it to be interesting and informative. The tour guide, Jim Epling, was full of knowledge of the locals who were a great part of the history of Ashland, Ky. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know who lived here and what has happened in... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The museum is located in what used to be the big department store in Ashland, where my husband grew up, so there is lots of exhibit space and it is very well done. There is a small gift shop inside the museum. My favorite exhibits were the ones showing the history of Highway 23 and country music.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Discovered this hidden gem while looking for something to do after lunch with a friend while in Ashland. Good thing we visited on the day it was open till 4 because we barely had enough time to finish going through it. I enjoyed all of the exhibits from the one on toys to the swimsuit exhibit and all in between.... More 

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