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Floodwall Murals

Water St./Jefferson St. to Washington St., Paducah, KY
800-723-8224
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Visit Paducah's thriving riverfront and take a self-guided tour of portraits from Paducah's past depicting Paducah's rich history in more than 50... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

These murals were a good showcase of the history of the city. They show the founding of the city up to current times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very nice way to tell the history of Paducah. They were beautiful & it was very interesting to read about each scene depicted. Appreciated the free public parking lot.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The flood wall art is beautiful. The first time we went past on foot and I thought the art was great, but driving past it, you would almost think the river in the murals was moving. Beautiful and such a story it tells.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The flood wall murals provide a nice, outdoor walk to learn the history of Paducah. Each panel illustrates an event or unique attribute of the town or its history.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent about an hour here. The murals depict the history of Paducah. I never knew it was so steeped in history and so important a river destination. Also that they enriched uranium here!

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Informative. Had story in front of each mural. Located right along the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Nice easy walk. Downtown was right there with a handful of antique stores, food places, Farmers Market (Saturday) and a Trolley (free...Saturday only) and horse drawn carriages. This was a nice town to spend a day in.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

These murals tell the history of Paducah in graphic color along the floodwall. They are a terrific addition to the downtown area of this Ohio River city and are worth stopping to enjoy..

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Paducah Kentucky is a wonderful small town, and one of its chief attractions is the Floodwall with the history of the town painted on this wall. The murals tell the story of the settling of the area and town, from its earliest days to its role as a nuclear energy hub. The wall runs along the old rail line. And... More

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I found the flood wall murals to be much more interesting than I had anticipated. They are very well done and literally paint a history of the area. Each one is about a specific aspect or phase of history. I was impressed with the art work as well as the educational aspect and historical accuracy of the works. It is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The mural are fun to look at when you are on the riverfront. They help you learn the history of Paducah.

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