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Address: 200 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003
Phone Number: 12709086451
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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It's not real big but we enjoyed all the exhibits. This will not take a lot of time but it's well worth the stop. After you finish the museum you can check out the flood wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2016
Crich426
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The railroad musteum is a one-of-a-kind place where visitors will be enthralled with information regarding the contribution of the railroad to the advancement and productivity of America's developing way of life. Paducah played an important role in the development being a river city and collection point for the crossing of major rivers including the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi rivers in... More 

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Thank Hurleyec
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We at the Paducah Railroad Museum strive to make everyone's visit enjoyable and informative. True, Paducah has a rich history and we are always trying to present that interesting story the best we can. We do change our exhibits periodically to try to explain different aspects of Paducah's railroading history. So, if you get a chance... More 

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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

It's not real big but we enjoyed all the exhibits. This will not take a lot of time but it's well worth the stop. After you finish the museum you can check out the flood wall murals which is walking distance.

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1 Thank Crich426
jloganblewett, Museum Director at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes, we do get several visitors that go over to the Flood Wall Murals as well as people that we affectionately call "quilting widows" (one spouse visits the National Quilt Museum and the other with us.) :) J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum More 

Greeley, Colorado
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347 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Displays were quite limited. One was under construction and will be very nice once completed. The simulator was interesting. Ovearll, would not pay a visit until there is more to look at. We were there for 15 minutes; about 10 minutes too long.

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1 Thank EssGeeKay
Newport, North Carolina
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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

If it's a rainy day and you are dying to get out of the house, this is an option. Otherwise stay home. 2 rooms and just not much. While I think it's a work in progress, my 3 year old was done in 15 min.

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2 Thank Lainey C
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While we strive to make all of our patrons interested in our exhibits, visitors of a more mature age are a majority of our demographic. We do host specific days for our younger visitors, such as Story Hours, and Obie, CN's safety train, on our season's opening day. Keep posted to the area media outlets... More 

Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

its ok its cool you get to see the train by the flood-wall murals to bad you are not allowed on it though

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1 Thank Christy P
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, The engine #1518 located at Paducah's flood wall is owned and maintained by the City of Paducah. People often think that the locomotive is connected to the Paducah Railroad Museum, but it is not. We try to provide input into its care to the city council but, that is our only connection. The City does not... More 

Richardson, Texas
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130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Several m8del trains, an electronic switching board, and even a simulator where you drive and weevwhat it feels like. Very small gift shop and restrooms. Cheap fee $2-3 dollars

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1 Thank Seva L
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. The Paducah Railroad Museum strives to keep the admission costs as low as possible, yet be able to pay the bills. As for the bathrooms, they are handicap accessible, but by no means are they "family restrooms." When the Museum opened in this building, they were literally closets!... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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353 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't miss this museum. It is well done, and the staff of volunteers are very friendly and helpful. And it has a nice gift shop! The museum brings the history of railroading to life.

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1 Thank Lorin G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

No matter what age you are, make sure to stop by, especially if you like trains. It's not a very large museum, but it does have plenty of things to see.

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1 Thank Christine G
Paducah, Kentucky
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to educate the young ones on history of railroad progress in the midwest. Fair price, but small exhibit.

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2 Thank Tom S
Paducah, Kentucky
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Took my 10 year old here for a visit. It is a nice place with lots of exhibits and some hands on stuff. The staff was very friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they do. I would recommend a visit here to anyone.

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1 Thank Shannan L
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We at the Paducah Railroad Museum strive to make our visitors' experience as positive as possible. I am glad you and your son enjoyed your visit. Sincerely, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum President, Paducah Chapter of the NRHS More 

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