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Address: 200 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003
Phone Number: 12709086451
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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It's got potential

Displays were quite limited. One was under construction and will be very nice once completed. The simulator was interesting. Ovearll, would not pay a visit until there is more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
EssGeeKay
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Greeley, Colorado
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Greeley, Colorado
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325 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Displays were quite limited. One was under construction and will be very nice once completed. The simulator was interesting. Ovearll, would not pay a visit until there is more to look at. We were there for 15 minutes; about 10 minutes too long.

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Thank EssGeeKay
Clarksville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

If it's a rainy day and you are dying to get out of the house, this is an option. Otherwise stay home. 2 rooms and just not much. While I think it's a work in progress, my 3 year old was done in 15 min.

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1 Thank Lainey C
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While we strive to make all of our patrons interested in our exhibits, visitors of a more mature age are a majority of our demographic. We do host specific days for our younger visitors, such as Story Hours, and Obie, CN's safety train, on our season's opening day. Keep posted to the area media outlets... More 

Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

its ok its cool you get to see the train by the flood-wall murals to bad you are not allowed on it though

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Thank Christy P
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, The engine #1518 located at Paducah's flood wall is owned and maintained by the City of Paducah. People often think that the locomotive is connected to the Paducah Railroad Museum, but it is not. We try to provide input into its care to the city council but, that is our only connection. The City does not... More 

Richardson, Texas
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122 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Several m8del trains, an electronic switching board, and even a simulator where you drive and weevwhat it feels like. Very small gift shop and restrooms. Cheap fee $2-3 dollars

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Thank Seva L
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. The Paducah Railroad Museum strives to keep the admission costs as low as possible, yet be able to pay the bills. As for the bathrooms, they are handicap accessible, but by no means are they "family restrooms." When the Museum opened in this building, they were literally closets!... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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269 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't miss this museum. It is well done, and the staff of volunteers are very friendly and helpful. And it has a nice gift shop! The museum brings the history of railroading to life.

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Thank Lorin G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

No matter what age you are, make sure to stop by, especially if you like trains. It's not a very large museum, but it does have plenty of things to see.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to educate the young ones on history of railroad progress in the midwest. Fair price, but small exhibit.

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1 Thank Tom S
Paducah, Kentucky
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Took my 10 year old here for a visit. It is a nice place with lots of exhibits and some hands on stuff. The staff was very friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they do. I would recommend a visit here to anyone.

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Thank Shannan L
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We at the Paducah Railroad Museum strive to make our visitors' experience as positive as possible. I am glad you and your son enjoyed your visit. Sincerely, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum President, Paducah Chapter of the NRHS More 

Grove, Oklahoma
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We were on a cruise on the American Queen with a revised route so no one in Paducah was expecting us. Hubby thought he'd try the Railroad museum while I walked over to the quilt museum. Admission is normally $5 but they don't charge cruisers. They will take donations though. Hubby said that it definitely wasn't worth the donation. Not... More 

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1 Thank Joyce H
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We make every effort to open for the American Queen as well as the Queen of the Mississippi when they are in port. Our museum is 100% volunteer run. So, availability of manpower is a constant challenge. I heard from a friend of mine that contacted you directly for clarification that your husband was disappointed... More 

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90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband is quite the railroad buff. The museum itself poorly organized. They are working on a couple model train layouts but at present are only begun. They should be quite good when done if all the volunteers are as good at the artistry needed in building layouts. The cool part is the simulator. My husband loved that, and I... More 

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