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Address: 1444 Kentucky Street, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: 270-745-2592
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Description: Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features...
Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features rich collections of decorative arts,artifacts focusing on Duncan Hines, the Civil War, Quilts, the Snell collection of European art and iconic items from America’s leaders in various fields, Dale Earnhardt, Jimmy Carter, Sandra Day O’Conner, Ken Burns, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charlie Daniels, Liza Minnelli and many, many more.
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Twenty dollar bargain for a Family

Went there to see the Kentucky art winners exhibit and continued on to see the exhibits on the Civil war in Kentucky and the fun Duncan Hines exhibit. The Asian exhibit was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, KY, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you enjoy exploring the history of an area when your travel, this is the place to go for this region. They have a little bit of everything in the museum and the Kentucky Library is the perfect place to research your family or any other historical topic of southern Kentucky.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went there to see the Kentucky art winners exhibit and continued on to see the exhibits on the Civil war in Kentucky and the fun Duncan Hines exhibit. The Asian exhibit was a little less interesting partly because the hall was dark. It's a good way to spend a couple hours. The gift shop will be closing at the end... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful building! Very nice exhibits that are constantly updated to make it worthwhile to visit often. Saw the tools of trade exhibit and it was fascinating!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Interesting but not enough on display for $US5 entry fee. Plenty of room to add more about USA history for tourists who are not visiting other museums.

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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Duncan Hines displays were interesting and informative. Civil War displays and photos amazing! Quilt display very unique as well as furniture displays. Was easy to get lost on self-guided tour; sometimes hard to keep group together.

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Northport, Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Paying $10 for a museum that includes numerous quilts, the IAE exhibit, and not a lot about Kentucky is disappointing. If you like quilts, the exhibit may be enough reason for you to visit. If you like IAE (Instruments of American Excellence), that may be enough for you to visit. If you want to learn more about Kentucky history and... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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98 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Had some time to kill while in town before driving to Cave City, so we decided to stop. I am glad we did. Many floors of displays that were truly interesting. The Duncan Hines exhibit was fascinating. Maybe a bit pricey, but still an enjoyable time.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The museum is great, make sure you spend seeing the exhibits. I use the Special Collections an Manuscripts section alot. Its wealth of information. If you are doing local genealogy, a great place to start. The staff are top notch.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a small museum, and it's delightful. It's staffed by students, and they are helpful. We toured the furniture (mostly victorian) and quilt exhibits and enjoyed it very much. For the price $5 per for us, it was great for an after-lunch pasttime.

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Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I went to visit this museum while passing through town on a road trip. I thought it was a decent museum with quite a few things to look at but it was nothing special in my eyes. Large sections of local artists and quilts which did not interest me much. They had a nice civil war section, but nothing I... More 

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