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Paducah Railroad Museum

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Address: 200 Washington Street, Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 270-908-6451
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Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Looking into the past,

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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Marion, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'm estimating our time of visit, but they were doing some remodeling at the time of our last visit. I think would be finished by now. But my granddaughter loved it even though some of the exhibits were taken down at the time. In fact, she has hounded us ever since to take her back again. The highlight of our... More 

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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

In August of 2014 I stopped volunteering for the Paducah Railroad Museum because their Directors are only there to take and never give back; to never accept responsibility for their actions, but to blame everyone else instead of themselves; to give orders, but never to do any actual work; to ask “what is in it for us?” versus “what can... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

that is assembled in no real order w/ little or no explanation of what you are viewing. There is supposed to be a locomotive simulator but the person who runs it decided not to be there that day so it was not open (w/ no reduction in entrance fee however and much grumbling by those who WERE there about his... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There was little here to justify the $5 admission fee. According to the man at the desk, the simulator operator "got a bug up his butt" and took his toys and went home. There were a few pieces of railroad art that were moderately interesting and a several maintenance/inspection vehicles, but no other rolling stock on display on the museum... More 

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A so so railroad museum, all the usual stuff. The exciting part of the visit was to be the railroad simulator, where you get to "drive" a freight train in a simulator built by a local guy. Unfortunately, he no longer finds it convenient to commute down to run it, and they won't allow you in by yourself. The museum... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There used to be several model railroaders who could also talk about the history of railroading. However, now there are just two gentlemen who are not always there. Best to find out when someone will be present before going.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A typical railroad museum with local artifacts of rr's in the area. The hands on locomotive simulator is surprising realistic and well worth the time.

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Chetenham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Enjoyed a couple of hours here and especially liked the railroad simulator which lets you drive a goods train based on an actual cab. The guy that showed us how to drive the train had built it himself and made it such fun. The simulation is so life like. Shame about the deer we ran over!!

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Additional Information about Paducah Railroad Museum

Address: 200 Washington Street, Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 270-908-6451
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
Open Hours:
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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