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Paducah Riverwalk

End of Historic District, along Water Street, Paducah, KY
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Paducah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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St. Louis,Mo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Just a great relaxing thing to do to watch the river. The downtown area adjoining is really nice and picturesque.

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great murals, nice view, charming walkway. I looked forward to this part of our visit to Paducah to see what may have changed.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The walk was very enjoyable even i the heat. The view of the river and it's activities was very enjoyable

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Locals and tourists alike congregate on the river walk to watch the river and barge traffic flow by. Several benches, tables, and terraced steps provide plenty of room to pull up a seat and relax. The climate was friendly, courteous, fun.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I liked this walk but beware this is steep and a lot of steps in areas. It was nice seeing people pull up with their boats and unloading them into the river. Several people were fishing from the banks.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The historic section of Paducah is a prime example of the death of "old" America. A few stores are still struggling to remain open, but they are far outnumbered by empty storefronts or other stores that are closed with "For Sale" signs in the windows. The stores that are still open are mainly antique stores, or a couple of restaurants... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The riverwalk has awesome historical murals painted on walls that shield the entrance,. The view of 2 rivers is beautiful. Along the walk historical plaques explain the history of the river's junction. The area is surrounded by a plaza and quaint shops with easy parking.. Carriage rides are an added bonus.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Locals of all ages drive there cars, motorcycles etc down to the river to watch the sunset. Others just walk down. It's not your Key West crowd, just everyday folks enjoying getting down to enjoy the evening. Loved it.

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Lakeland TN
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205 reviews 205 reviews
68 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and teens were traveling to Evansville Indiana to visit relatives and decided to visit downtown riverwalk in Paducah. After years of going past the signs we finally stopped for a visit and glad we did. Nice riverwalk that tells it's history on a mural. We bought an icecream and took our time enjoying the history through pictures, river... More

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Sunnyvale, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If, during your mid-West travels, you're fortunate enough to visit the quaint Lowertown/downtown region of Paducah, KY to perhaps visit the American Quilting Museum; be sure to include a visit to PAPA (Paducah Area Painters Alliance), 124 Broadway, to enjoy the works of approximately 100 local artisans. My personal favorite, Rudy Holmes' talent, will be sure to catch your eye... More

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