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Floodwall Murals

Address: Water St./Jefferson St. to Washington St., Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 800-723-8224
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Murals painted on floodwalls depicting the history of the Paducah area.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Murals painted on floodwalls depicting the history of the Paducah area.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

They're right there at the foot of Broadway. In less than an hour you can visually enjoy some of the history of the town.

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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

These elaborate murals tell the story of Paducah and the Ohio River. Recently refurbished, they liven up a utilitarian object - the floodwall.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited about 15 years ago and several new murals have been added. The new ones are very well done and the plaques in front of each one is very well written. Good job Paducah.

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Sunapee
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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Outdoor activity, but you can drive by the walls or walk. These murals are very unique and interesting, telling in pictures the story of the settling and developing of the area around Paducah. Great work by the artist over a period of years it took to paint these. I've never seen such an extensive set of floodwall murals. Definitely a... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Artist Robert Dafford captures the history of Paducah in these realistic, colorful depictions of life in Paducah's early years. There are plaques for each mural's explanation, and they are lighted at night. Walking by at a leisurely pace is a perfect way to walk off that meal or just learn something about Paducah's rich river history. A slow ride past... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I took a day trip to Paducah to sightsee and take photographs. We have been to Paducah many times but have never stopped at the historic downtown area. Our first stop was at the Floodwall Murals. It was awesome. Each mural illustrates Paducah's history in elaborate artwork. We loved it! My husband took several pictures of the... More 

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dallas,tx
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were passing through Paducah and had just planned to visit the nearby Quilt Museum. We parked downtown in a convenient and free parking area that happened to be just across the street from the Floodwall Murals. It was an unexpected and pleasant surprise to see these enormous and beautiful works of art depicting the history of the town, complete... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

These are amazing murals and very historical....they depict riverfront scenes from historical Paducah. A lovely experience!

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Senior Reviewer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I personally wouldn't come to Paducah just to see them but if you're in town they are definitely worth a look. Most tell the history of Paducah in pictures. They are very detailed and definitely added some beauty to down town.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

These murals show the history of Paducah in a unique and beautiful way. Located in downtown Paducah on the flood wall that protects Paducah from the Ohio river when it is at flood stage. These murals have transformed the concrete walls into a very popular tourist attraction.

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