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The Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
+1 270-745-2592
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Quilts, Duncan Hines, Civil War and Bosians

The Ky Museum is an excellent place to understand Kentucky's heritage from the Civil War as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
P3902RQwilliamp
Something for everyone

I've prepared myself, when touring history museums in the Southeast, for a whole lot of Civil War... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
erinrenfroe
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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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1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Ky Museum is an excellent place to understand Kentucky's heritage from the Civil War as well as how Bowling Green has been impacted in absorbing a large Bosnian Muslim refugee community during the past two decades. Kentucky is thought of as homogeneous "American." But...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've prepared myself, when touring history museums in the Southeast, for a whole lot of Civil War and not much else. This museum was a delightful surprise; a wonderful mix of history and culture, past and present day. There's some Civil War, but not a...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Another rainy day, so the museum was a perfect stop. This is on the campus of Western Kentucky University, and well worth the stop. We had our 9-year old granddaughter with us, and she enjoyed it as well. It's 3 floors, so there's a lot...More

1  Thank Sherry C
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Museum is on the campus of Western Kentucky University and one of the students walked through with us and answered all our questions. I would recommend the museum to anyone in the area.

1  Thank Richard D
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

On the grounds of the University of Kentucky in its own separate building, a museum worth visiting. Learn about their newest exhibit, Bosnia. Learn about Duncan Hines, a self made man who drove around the country tasting restaurant foods like Diners, Drive ins and Dives...More

1  Thank Vettegirl03
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Great place to visit on WKU's campus. Learn about KY history. Lots of photos and memorabilia to see. A very interesting stop.

1  Thank Melinda T
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Been here dozens of times over the years. A wonderful museum for local and state culture and history. Been awhile since I've been. WKU students use to get in free not sure if that's still the case. Wonder if the old jukebox is still there...More

1  Thank mrmage
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great place to learn about KY items. There is much more to see than expected. Love the homemade crafts and learning more about the great state of KY.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

My husband and I just came back from The Kentucky Museum. What a treat that was! Firstoff, we are not museum seeking tourists. However, a few things advertised peaked our interest. "Duncan Hines was a Real Man". According to the museum, "...a sizable area is...More

2  Thank MaryannF650
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

We really enjoyed the Quilt section. There are other items to take in as well. There are several floors and an elevator. You do some walking also.

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