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Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

1620 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY
(606) 329-8888
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Ashland
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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ky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is truly a hidden gem! The displays are professional, varied with wonderful descriptions. It's hard to believe a small home town museum could have the quality exhibits that Highlsnd consistently enjoy.

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London, Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This place is on par with most kids museums and not that expensive if you have an hour or two to kill take your kids.

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Lots of local (country music) and interactive exhibits. On par with museums in Columbus, Cincy, & Indy. Great for all ages. Awesome location.

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Kentucky, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Given the budget and "audience" of this museum, I think that they surpass expectations. This is not world-class, by any stretch, but it is a great place to learn about the history of live in the Ohio River value, the founding of Ashland, and the country music heritage of our region. For families with young children, the play/exploration area in... More

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Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Exhibits run the gambit, so check to see if anything is there you are interested and go if you have the chance.

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Greenup, Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

The musuem puts on exhibits of local interest from time to time. Okay for local school kids, not much else to say about it.

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Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center in Ashland, Ky., is a joy for area adults and children. Its hands-on programs for little guys and gals is terrific and a fun place for Moms and Dads to take the little ones for a day of exploration and education. Imagine what a special place this is in a city of less than... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Nice for a small museum. It had more of a history bend too it then a discovery it seemed to me. It was fun though even for an adult.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

I found Highlands Museum very interesting, a lot of local history that I would have never known without visiting here. The Museum would be a great place to take small children, they have lots of interactive displays and lots of things that kids would love. If I remember correctly you may even be able to have kids birthday parties in... More

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