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Whitehaven

Lone Oak Road, I-24, Exit 7, Paducah, KY
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Historic Sites
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Ottumwa, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We pulled into this rest stop. What a beautiful place. The yards had lots of beautiful flowers and greenery. We took the tour, the house was amazing. Our tour guide was very informative. Very interesting. If you get a chance, stop and look!

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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274 reviews 274 reviews
74 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While worth the stop, getting to this Rest Stop can be confusing and getting back on the Highway afterward is also a bit "messed up", so, tackle this with a GPS, patience, and a sense of humor. Stopped in during a relocation of a relative from North Carolina to Missouri. Drove into a parking area, locoed near the House, but... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful building and gardens around the property. The restrooms were clean and well maintained, lovely flower arrangement at the sinks was really nice.

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The building was nice to look at, but the person at the reception desk was not interested in helping, and we felt that we were disturbing her work on the computer. As a visitor center it was an useless

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The State of Kentucky has refurbished the old Smith Mansion and made it a beautiful welcome center when you travel on I 24 into Paducah from Illinois. The only issue is the entrance. it is a bit confusing, but well worth the stop. it is beautiful...

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Shipman
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

a very clean rest stop, nice place to walk and retain information for your travels. They will help you with reservations and information needed for Kentucky

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Paducah, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live in Paducah. I was a teenager this was a really creepy mansion that we all knew as a haunted house. There is no way to describe what awful shape this place was in. The last owners actually kept horses in it. Now it is rebuilt in it's glory and used as a rest stop. One part is restrooms... More

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Kentucky, United States
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43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a beautifully restored southern mansion that has been transformed into a Kentucky Visitors center as you enter KY on Exit 4, I-24. It's well worth a few minutes of your time to stop by, take a break and enjoy seeing the beautiful restoration.

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Clinton, Iowa
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33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We were on our way from Iowa to Georgia and chose Paducah to spend the night in. We stopped at Whitehaven and it was absolutely beautiful.

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St. Louis, MO
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I always enjoy stopping here to use the bathroom and grab some updated tourism info. Everyone is amazed on their first visit - a real live historic home open as a rest area! One day I hope to time my visit for the free tour. Stop by whether or not you "need to."

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