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Whitehaven Welcome Center

1845 Lone Oak Rd., (I-24 Exit 7), Paducah, KY 42001
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We found this Welcome Center to be very clean, full of helpful information, very friendly but with one huge problem. The restrooms are walk-in/doorless and very clean but the air blower hand dryer in the men's room is painfully loud, seriously! I commented to the nice lady (Jill Jones) that was staffing the center at the time, about the noise... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stopped for Rest Area and discovered, surprised, there was a beautiful Southern mansion to visit!. The attendant was very friendly and she recited the story of the Mansion in five minutes. Unfortunately, they were working on the floors so we could not visit inside, but the grounds were beautiful. They had all kind of maps and visitors info

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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78 attraction reviews
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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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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