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Floodwall Murals

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Address: Water St./Jefferson St. to Washington St., Paducah, KY
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Murals painted on floodwalls depicting the history of the Paducah area.

Murals painted on floodwalls depicting the history of the Paducah area.

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History Buff delight

The murals are a quaint part of the downtown area. They depict scenes from the early settlement and business of Paducah and the importance of river trade to the development of the... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky
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16 reviews
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

The murals are a quaint part of the downtown area. They depict scenes from the early settlement and business of Paducah and the importance of river trade to the development of the area. Great for early American history buffs. Also, if your kids are into Pokémon Go they will like the PokéStops and gym in the downtown area. They may... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, and so very historic. A great way to spend time near the river and learn so much about paducah. So fun! Loved it!

Thank Christina D
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Was totally amazed at the beautiful artwork. Each mural told a story of this town's past. Set along the Ohio River with benches and walkway it is a place you definitely want to visit while you are in town.

Thank lknox88
Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

it is very good way to see the history of Paducah ky and the river ways. its free to all takes about 45 min to walk it u can also drive to see it I don't advice driving

Thank Ernie E
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The murals are absolutely beautiful. We took a quick detour on our shopping trip, and it was well worth it.

Thank Cristi S
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

While in Paducah to visit the quilt museum, my wife and I walked over to the flood walls to see the murals. Each panel in rhe wall has a mural depicting some aspect of Paducah's history. There is a plaque in front of each mural explaining the historical significance. There are a couple of opening in the wall that allow... More 

Thank 515thomash
Finlayson, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

The murals on he floodwall are very realistic. There is a nice walking path and good explanations of the pictures.

Thank grand672015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

A most unique artistic and written history of this charming town. At the convergence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers, this was once a prominent town. Lewis and Clark came through in their expedition, and General Grant came here to limit confederate influence in a "neutral" state. A must do if you're in Paducah!

Thank Deggto
Paris, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The weather was beautiful. The river was beautiful. Downtown was beautiful. The murals were beautiful. The museums were beautiful. Great way to spend a day!

Thank ahcanupp
Dacula, Georgia
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This is definitely something unique to probably any city in America. The painted flood walls are beautiful murals that are almost life-like of various things depicting the history of Paducah. Definitely worth a stop off I-24.

Thank Eddy O

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