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Paducah Riverwalk

End of Historic District, along Water Street, Paducah, KY
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Paducah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
140 helpful votes 140 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was neat to visit the river walk. We found out that down near the riverwalk, local artists sell their goods in a cart they can sign out to use. My husband bought a really neat ring made out of a half dollar and I bought some neat glass earrings. Very nice. The mural on the riverwalk is something to... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful and many locally owned businesses. Definitely worth visiting when in Paducah. Every city should revitalize their downtown with urban renewal; it is an excellent way for small business to survive.

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Benalla, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great; about 300m from museum and old town shops and 5 or 6 cafes open for simple snacks or full meal low prices. Large carparks at riverfront and at Quilt museum free.

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