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Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

215 Sutton St, Maysville, KY 41056-1109
+1 606-564-5865
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What a lovely surprise!

My daughter and I had the great privilege this week of visiting this hidden gem of a museum! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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What a gem!!!

This is a "must see" for anyone interested in miniatures. The general history section was well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toledo, Ohio
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Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Three Historic Collections in One Dynamic Place!Explorers. Movie Stars. Artists. Pioneers. Slaves. Everyone who ever passed through this part of Kentucky or called it home left a story behind. Some are stories of courage and great achievement, others of love and everyday survival. The more we explore those struggles and dreams, the more we understand our own. Now, by showcasing three dynamic collections in one place, the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center brings all the stories of the region into fascinating focus: Our Genealogical and Historical Research Library, sheds light on the people and events of a seven-county area through an extensive collection of books, manuscripts and documents from colonial times. Our Regional History Museum illuminates the past through award-winning dioramas, more than 4,000 regional artifacts and a gallery of fine art related to the area. Our KSB Miniatures Collection looks at the world from a new perspective through mesmerizing, 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, furnishings, clothing, artwork and people. And our Changing Exhibits Gallery that has been host to award-winning traveling exhibits such as the "The World We Create", "Children Just Like Me", "The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre", "Brain Teasers", "Everybody Eats", "Herblock" and many others. Step outside the Center, and you'll discover that Maysville's stately architecture has more than a few great tales to tell, as does the pioneer graveyard located behind the Center. Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center!
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2 weeks ago
“What a lovely surprise!”
3 weeks ago
“What a gem!!!”
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215 Sutton St, Maysville, KY 41056-1109
+1 606-564-5865
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had the great privilege this week of visiting this hidden gem of a museum! The miniatures are exquisite.what a treasure to have the third best miniatures collection in the world! It was well worth the time we took to visit.

Thank karol234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a "must see" for anyone interested in miniatures. The general history section was well done. A traveling exhibit about food was excellent and thought-provoking.

Thank toledoohiomom
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Myra, the director of the genealogy portion of the museum has one of the best organized location I have been to and I have been to 60 at least. She has a great group of volunteers that have put in countless hours to assist her....More

Thank shelley511972
Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is a bit expensive for less than an hour visit, but I was with a friend so worth it for one. I would give pause paying for my whole family to go at that cost. The miniature houses are something to see if you...More

Thank froghop96
Reviewed January 28, 2017

I explored miniature venues any where I traveled over the last year. The KSB Miniatures Collection here is the best I've seen! No pictures allowed inside, so miniaturists need to savor every moment of their visit! Of course, your spouses may be excused to learn...More

Thank charlenetsreview
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the detailed displays of miniatures. It took at least an hour. The hostess was very helpful. Recommended Chandlers for lunch.

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place came highly recommended by the folks at the local diner so we strolled on over for a visit. It was probably 10-15 minutes til closing time and we were denied admittance. I guess they like to get out a few minutes early on...More

Thank jb s
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We made a day trip from Cincinnati to visit the museum. The drive along the river is nice and takes about an hour, depending on where in Cincinnati you start from. It is amazing to see all the little displays.

Thank JOHN G
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Cute museum lots of history! Very nice and clean the staff were very sweet and kind to us would recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We visited the museum specifically to see their amazing collection of miniatures -- dollhouse-scale furniture, accessories, dollhouses and palaces. The entire collection was donated to the museum by one woman, and she was clearly an avid collector, with ample funds to get the best craftsmanship...More

Thank Chris B
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Kathy Jo F
How long does it take to go threw the place and is there places to sit along the way I am not rebot
June 11, 2017|
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Response from charlenetsreview | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Karol, except that I can spend the entire day there appreciating the mini-views, I hope that you love the visit as much as I had!