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Paducah Railroad Museum

2nd and Washington Street, Paducah, KY
270-908-6451
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Paducah
Type: Specialty Museums
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Marion,IN
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife & I were spending the weekend in Paducah/Metropolis and stopped here for a visit. It is not a large place but does have a great collection of train artifacts including photos, maps, signals, lanterns etc. The real highlight is the locomotive simulator where the operator sits in the cab of an engine and actually runs the train....great for... More

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REPUBLIC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Even if you are not into trains, you should stop in and check it out. A lot of interesting items and a great model train set up. Worth the time.

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Tavares, FL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

For railroad buffs, this museum is NOT to be missed. Their square footage is impressive. The most outstanding feature, besides the displays and models, is the RR simulator. You sit in a recreated cab of the freight locomotive and have full control of speed, horn and braking as you watch a projected real time simulation of going down the tracks.... More

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Indianapolis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you are interested in railroads at all (skip it if you're not), then you will love this place. I would recommend it for kids ages 8 and up (younger if very well-behaved). Great history of Paducah-area railroads, unique artifacts, a locomotive simulator, and a large train layout: these are only a few of the displays at the museum. Plan... More

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West Palm Beach, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum was small, but worth the small price of admission. The simulator alone was a lot of fun! It was really cool to get to "drive" a train in real life situations. The kids loved it!!

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Branson, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stopped in for my son who is 4 years old. He enjoyed the model trains that were running and the thomas train they had that ran but that was it. Everything else is for adult interest. We were told he was too young to drive the train. Like I said if you like trains and the history of them... More

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Batavia, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Saw the steam train behind museum train was neat but was in need of maintence people have stolen stuff off of it It needs a paint job would be nice to climb up in it walk threw cars Didn't get to go threw museum cause hrs was only 12-4 on wed -frid would like to have seen it

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North Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The museum is small but interesting. I learned a lot about trains but for me, the highlight was the simulator. Running a train is really much more difficult than driving a car and you don't even have to worry about steering. In the simulator you begin to learn what it takes to run a train, working the throttle, brakes (there... More

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Louisville, KY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a small museum with a large train layout run by volunteers. Nice artifacts and also has a train simulator that lets you see what it looks like from the conductors point of view.

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We go mhere at least once a year. They have a model train room that is to die for. My son age 13 now, has always and still does like to go here. Every time we go they have added something new.

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