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Address: 1620 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY
Phone Number: (606) 329-8888
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Interesting and Informative Local Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
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Louisa, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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