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Paducah Railroad Museum

Address: 2nd and Washington Street, Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 270-908-6451
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Ranked #14 of 16 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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127 reviews 127 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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