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Whitehaven Welcome Center

Address: 1845 Lone Oak Rd., (I-24 Exit 7), Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 270-554-2077
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Cape Girardeau, MO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It seems a little crazy to review a public rest area, but this one is amazing. It is off I-24, and reasonably easy to get to. This is a rescued historical classic revival style home, and was restored a couple of decades ago after abandonment, neglect, and squatter damage. It is always very neat and clean! The bathrooms are constantly... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is possibly the most beautiful rest area in America. A refurbished antebellum Southern colonial mansion. A museum honoring Paducah son Alben Barkley upstairs. Always clean bathrooms...vending machines. near many gas stations, medical care, and fastfood restaurants off I24. Fresh flower arrangements in the ladies room last time I stopped. A nice place to enjoy a picnic lunch on a... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

this a very nice rest stop for pictures friendly place to rest it is right off the interstate of i24 this house is over a hundred years old

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Beautifully restored home.i love that it is a visitors center.you can get a little history lesson about the area you are visiting.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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298 reviews 298 reviews
91 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stopped here many times with my husband and never knew there were tours available until reading it on Trip Advisor. We will definitely have to do it next time. We love stopping here for rest room breaks and to peruse the tourist literature and maps. Very informative. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. Staff members have always been gracious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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651 reviews 651 reviews
287 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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321 reviews 321 reviews
84 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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