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Whitehaven Welcome Center

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Address: 1845 Lone Oak Rd., (I-24 Exit 7), Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 270-554-2077
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Unique Ky Rest Stop in Historic House

Not at all typical of your State rest stops, check this one out as you pass through Paducah, Ky. It is in a completely renewed old mansion type of home with all modern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Not at all typical of your State rest stops, check this one out as you pass through Paducah, Ky. It is in a completely renewed old mansion type of home with all modern conveniences and a joy to just tour through as you refresh on your trip. History on display and friendly roadside help, directions and travel suggestions for the... More 

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Selmer, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautiful, especially at Christmas when they open it up more for viewing. So Lovely and well cared for. Thanks to all the volunteers who help sustain it. Made a special trip just to visit and was not disappointed. Add Patti's Settlement o the weekend and it can't be beat.

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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91 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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688 reviews 688 reviews
300 attraction reviews
445 helpful votes 445 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
1 review
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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