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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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Not your typical rest stop.

This is not your typical pull off the road rest stop innocent fantastic old mansion that was almost destroyed and totally renovated the people working there are so very courteous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Carla B
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Des Moines, IA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This may be an awesome side trip for the family on vacation but a pain for the traveler trying to get somewhere. For a quick rest stop a gas station would be faster.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is not your typical pull off the road rest stop innocent fantastic old mansion that was almost destroyed and totally renovated the people working there are so very courteous and helpfulthis is not your typical plaza road restaurant

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Union, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a little anticlimactic after reading all the 5 star reviews. It's definitely cuter than the standard rest stop, but most of the house had a gate blocking you from viewing the historic areas. The gardens were pretty but I'd call it more just standard landscaping around the house. Happy to stop by the welcome Kentucky sign for a... More 

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ROCK FALLS
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The lady was very friendly and quite helpful. As our luck had brought rain we did spend a long time here waiting for the rain to stop. We were hoping to catch the trolley here but due to weather it was not running.

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Hamilton New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

More that a Welcome Centre, this grand old home has been perfectly restored and decorated. Lots of Barkley memorabilia and plenty of interesting things to read about. Clean restrooms, lots tourist information and happy help to set you right.

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Jill_42001, Manager at Whitehaven Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us and taking time to write such a nice review! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a private tour by a very knowledgeable docent. This gorgeous house was abandoned and slated to be destroyed but citizens united and renovated a disaster back into a glorious home. Great history lesson.

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Jill_42001, Manager at Whitehaven Welcome Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking time to write a review. Please stop back by and visit us! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Well worth the stop. We were given a tour of the house and the room upstairs dedicated to Vice President Alben was impressive. A lot of time and dedication went in to restoring this home!

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Jill_42001, Manager at Whitehaven Welcome Center, responded to this review

We are delighted you were able to take the time to tour Whitehaven. Thank you so much for the review! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
107 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Sometimes, somethig will take you by complete surprise: this is the case with the beauiful, restored rest stop, exit 7 on Interstate 24. White haven is not only a rest stop with the most beautifully clean/kept bathrooms I've ever seen, but it is also a Welcome Center in an restored mansion. Phyllis Geoge was the First Lady of Kentucky when... More 

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Jill_42001, Manager at Whitehaven Welcome Center, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words and amazing review! We take pride here at Whitehaven Welcome Center in being friendly and helpful along with keeping the bathrooms and grounds immaculate. Please visit us again! More 

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Restrooms were clean, which is very important to me. Building is a historical location which adds something to the location. Outside was very well maintained. They had brochures for surrounding activities.

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Jill_42001, Manager at Whitehaven Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Please stop back by and visit us! More 

Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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We appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review. Please visit us again! More 

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Address: Address: 1845 Lone Oak Rd., (I-24 Exit 7), Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 270-554-2077
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah

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