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The Kentucky Museum

Closes in 6 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kentucky's Attic, Ready to Explore

The Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University is a hidden gem. With research... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hodgenville, Kentucky
Worth a Visit!

We had no idea that Bowling Green was so diverse! We learned so much about the city, it's people... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
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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...more
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1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University is a hidden gem. With research library, archives, and amazing cultural history displays, the staff tells the story of the history and tastes of south central Kentucky and the Commonwealth as a whole. Special emphasis...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

We had no idea that Bowling Green was so diverse! We learned so much about the city, it's people and their culture, and the role of BG during the Civil War. Also didn't know Duncan Hines was actually from BG. The exhibits are well done;...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DianaP71
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Have always used the Museum to look up family history and see what kind of items are on review. Look to see the Quilts and other household items. Thinking about donating or put on loan Kentucky Family Quilts. I am the last in the family...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lannes N
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This museum, on the campus of Western Kentucky University, is well worth a visit. Eclectic and frequently changing exhibits, some which are designed by students. Nice Kentucky furniture, silver, and other historical artifacts on display. Only problem: poor signage makes it somewhat difficult to find....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George S
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Came to see the Duncan Hines exhibit. It was very small. The museum had other exhibit that was very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moler28
Reviewed July 29, 2018

small, the exhibit on Duncan Hines was good but very small, the rest of the museum was oddly broken up, not sure we saw all of it, the rest was stuff of local interest not general....no great art...no great anything,except some cool stuff for Duncan...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank cairnhowff
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Came here to see the Duncan Hines exhibit. Was very fascinated by this great tribute to the man who spawned an industry. This is worth the entrance fee alone. In addition we found the Bosnian and Civil War exhibits very informative. The collection of antique...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The Kentucky Museum has a nice set of exhibits. We particularly enjoyed learning more of the Duncan Hines' life, the state's role in the Civil War, and Kentucky's views on the evils of slavery.

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank rwellstoo
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed May 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank erinrenfroe
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