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“This is where you need to go when your visit Paducah.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lowertown Arts District

Lowertown Arts District
Jefferson St.-Park Ave., 3rd-9th Sts., Paducah, KY
270-444-8649
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Paducah
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“This is where you need to go when your visit Paducah.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Art, architecture. It's more residential than touristy. But very cool. Catch a festival or Saturday night on Broadway.

Visited August 2012
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Benton, KY
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Restoration and reincarnation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Paducah has done what many cities only hope to do. We have been here 8 years now and continue to see the changes happenning. This town has taken many old beautiful homes that had been run down and on the verge of being lost for ever, as well as a downtown area tha was more than half vacant, and reinvented and revitalized most of it. We still haven't explored them all, but look forward to trying.

Visited July 2012
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Mayfield, Kentucky
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“Moving to Paducah”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I live in a town just 30 miles away from Paducah, my home is for sale, I had hopes of moving to Paducah. Paducah boasts much more in the way of restaraunts and entertainment than the surrounding towns, however, it is struggling to keep the awesome lowertown artists here, as well as keeping our own citizens interested enough in the activities to ensure that the businesses downtown can cover their costs for the Downtown Afterdark activities on Saturday nights. Paducah has rich history, flavor, interested people. It IS a river city but the town does not boast jazzy floating restaraunt experiences or bluesy nightlife of a river city. If you are not into quilts, symphony orchestras, and 17 blocks of empty streets for what they call "Bike day" (bicycle) you could be in for a jolt for overpriced food, boring music and artists selling homes and leaving. Come ON Paducah, this is 2012, can we get a lil FUN here?

Visited July 2012
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Citrus Heights, California
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“Colorful mix of Artists”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

It's the oldest residential neighborhood, listed on the National Register for Historic Places where artist relocated as a result of the City's Artist Relocation Program. Within this walkable area you will find a colorful mix of artist including painters, bookbinders, leather crafters, quilt artists, jewelry makers, etc. Call to confirm hours.

Visited May 2012
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“Don't go to Terra Cottage Ceramics”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Don't go to the Terra Cottage Ceramics Gallery. It's not a gallery. It's the lower floor of the artist's house, who btw was very rude to my mother and me. The sign said open and the door was unlocked and he treated us at first like thieves and then later on like a couple of uncultured, uncouth idiots. The rest of the lowertown is pretty to look at but it's dead like a ghost town. The coffee shop Etcetera is very laid back and trendy. Silly me, I never thought an artist who relies on selling his work would treat customers wanting to buy his work with such a lack of respect. I expected a laid back, easy going kind of place, and was off by a mile. Here's some advice to the shop owner. If you have to step out of the shop for a moment, why not take down your open sign and lock your door? Cause I promise you, we won't be the only people to wander in there thinking it's open for business. And not everyone who does wander in there will put up with your attitude.
Yes, I bought something to prove that we weren't in there to steal. And you bet, I'll be selling it on EBAY.

Visited February 2012
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