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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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Kentucky
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This Museum has so much to see in the history of Kentucky and those who have lived here some of the famous people very interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We arrived at 2:30 & the museum closes at 4. Two of the three exhibits on the 3rd floor were closed including the one prominently displayed over the entrance. Odd. The first exhibit is graveyard art. Again odd but it turned out to be interesting. Then came the civil war area which presented such informative displays on the internal North/South... More 

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Bowling Green, KY, United States
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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