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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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Plenty of history and growing in items

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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151 reviews 151 reviews
55 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Spent nearly an hour with former train engineer John in the cab of the simulator as he drove us through Indiana. Totally fascinating for the four of us as we learned what a train engineer does and sees. John also showed us some things he is working on for the future.

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Marion,IN
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129 reviews 129 reviews
18 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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