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Address: 1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
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Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features...

Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features rich collections of decorative arts,artifacts focusing on Duncan Hines, the Civil War, Quilts, the Snell collection of European art and iconic items from America’s leaders in various fields, Dale Earnhardt, Jimmy Carter, Sandra Day O’Conner, Ken Burns, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charlie Daniels, Liza Minnelli and many, many more.

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Fall Break visit

We would give the museum 4.5 if possible. We had a nice time and will return another time. We would have liked to have seen a bit more Kentucky facts and labels were absent from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 8, 2016
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Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We would give the museum 4.5 if possible. We had a nice time and will return another time. We would have liked to have seen a bit more Kentucky facts and labels were absent from some of the exhibits on the first floor after the Duncan Hines exhibit. We especially enjoyed the interactive bins in the civil war exhibit. At... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

My arrival time was about 3:00 with the museum's closing at 4:00. The objective was to visit the civil war gallery. This gallery starts with A Conflict in Kentucky followed with Compromise & Conflict. Next are several photos of an African-American family possibly pre-Civil War, with replica of their home. A number of phots/drawings cover one wall that deal with... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Was looking for something unexperienced before - done Corvette Museum & Factory tour more than once & all the caves & have enjoyed all. This is on WKU campus. You may have to persevere a bit to get there because signage wasn't great from the direction from where I was staying (off of I65 Exit 22), but believe it might... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This museum is well worth a visit. All of the exhibits are well done and showcase both Kentucky and Bowling Green history. Loved the Duncan Hines exhibit!

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Kentucky Museum is located on WKU's campus. It has several great exhibits and takes less than a 1/2 day.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Need something to do with the kids? This attraction is free on Wednesdays in July. They have also added docents to answer your questions throughout your visit. They were never intrusive, but not always well informed. Answers like "I don't know-they didn't tell us that" we're not appreciated.

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Minford, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This museum was a highlight of me and my husbands vacation. I couldn't say what my favorite part was. We had a girl follow us around in case we had any questions but she wasn't pushy and just let us browse at our own pace. Very highly recommend!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The various displays include evidence of the earliest human habitation by native Americans, although more could be said about local domestication of foodstuffs (Woodland culture), and more thorough coverage is calle for. In particular, a major focus on the Civil War period, and mid-20th century. You won't want to miss the special quilt exhibit. This is also a great venue... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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159 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

This place is amazing. There is a civil war exhibit (which always makes me sad, but still a must see). Then, you hit the Duncan Hines exhibit - off the hook fun. I had no idea how fascinating it was to read about all the interesting travels, and products that he was involved in. He was virtually the "trip adviser... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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998 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

This museum is just marvelous and they have some many wonderful exhibits. If you like history, especially Kentucky history, you'll love this museum. There is a wealth of information about Duncan Hines and what he contributed. They have many artifacts to view when you visit. If you visit Bowling Green this is a must see.

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