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Paducah Railroad Museum

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Address: 200 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003
Phone Number: 12709086451
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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its ok its cool you get to see the train by the flood-wall murals to bad you are not allowed on it though

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Christy P
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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Outdoor advertising signs at the Paducah RR Museum falsely suggest that the City of Paducah's ICRR locomotive #1518 belongs to the museum. This despite the recent comment by the Director of said museum disclaiming ownership. Inside, the museum has a few bits and pieces of history along with several crudely built and mostly unfinished model train layouts. The weekday "staff"... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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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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Paducah, Kentucky
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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I recently visited the Paducah Railroad Museum. It is not a large place but has a good collection of things I remembered from the past. Several nice static displays of a clerks office and a dispatchers office. They had a couple of speeders, or putt putts as I called them as a young boy. They also had a locomotive simulator... More 

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