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The Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky Street, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-745-2592
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Ranked #19 of 23 attractions in Bowling Green
Owner description: Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features rich collections of decorative arts,artifacts focusing on Duncan Hines, the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Clearwater, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Located on W Kentucky campus a little hard to find. You park across the street. Interesting display on Duncan Hines otherwise just another typical small museum.

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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311 reviews 311 reviews
83 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Senior price is only $2.50, a good value. There are 3 floors which wind around a bit. The lower floor had so-so pictures of KY "folk" scenes. The first floor had OK artist's exhibit, and some pretty good civil war displays. The upper floor's quilt display is very well done though the decorative arts collection is not well displayed. In... More

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Albuquerque
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

In truth, I've been there twice but only saw the fascinating Civil War exhibit. I live in New Mexico so am not a Civil War buff and found the displays informative and interesting especially as related to local history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Enjoyed the Kentucky Room with the huge fireplaces, oil paintings, and beautiful staircase.

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