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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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Beautiful building, clean washrooms

Beautiful building, clean washrooms, pleasant ladies giving guidance. Weird Exit though getting into the rest area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building, clean washrooms, pleasant ladies giving guidance. Weird Exit though getting into the rest area.

Thank Emly40
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Stopped into the Welcome Center last week. Its a little awkward to get to as its not set up quite like a "normal" rest stop that is immediately right off of the Interstate. That being said though it is a nice place to stop and look over all the historic info and such. Its quite the building and has been... More 

1 Thank Tony H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

You really should visit this old home. The tour is really great. Lots of historical items inside with the typical info display for things that go on in the area. It's worth taking a bit of time to visit here.

Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A must stop off Interstate 47 on the outskirts of Paducah, KY. This 1860's mansion has been beautifully restored and is not just a rest area, but a tourist attraction in and of itself. Tours are only available in the afternoon and are free. Kudos to the State of Kentucky for preserving this priceless piece of history.

Thank blnavarremary
Park City
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This home was once the Mayors residence. It is now a KY welcome center. It worth a stop . We were here Nov 20, 2015 and they were just decorating for Christmas so we were not allowed to wander through the home but we intend to go back in a few days to see what they did. There is a... More 

Thank Karen M
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Historical, beautiful welcome center. Don't just stop for information; take the tour. Note the interesting mirror.

Thank Becky H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

On our way home from Florida to Illinois, and in terrible need of a "Rest Area", we were directed by the signage to your lovely White Haven Visitor's Center. As it was terribly late, the home wasn't staffed, however the restrooms, as the rest of the area were beautiful and clean. We took a few moments to take in the... More 

3 Thank JD R
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Worth a stop if you here around the Christmas season particularly! When I was a young adult this house looked like a haunted mansion. Thanks to John Y Brown becoming our KY governor several years ago now, his wife, Phyllis George Brown, saw this place and convinced the state to sink some money into restoring it and making it a... More 

Thank ITLover
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is one of the nicest historical travel stops anywhere in the nation. Beautifully restored. Lots of info available and nice clean rest rooms.

Thank texaswillie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A beautiful mansion, lovingly restored, in a surprising role as a Welcome Center for the equally surprising city of Paducah, KY. Worth a visit.

Thank RoseP4

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