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Address: 200 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003-1557
Phone Number: 12709086451
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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ok for railroad buffs

small but good display of railroad artifacts- simulator was fun employees helpful, photos very good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TourGuide9317
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New Market, Va
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New Market, Va
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

small but good display of railroad artifacts- simulator was fun employees helpful, photos very good.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a Thursday, and the train excursions were not running, so I cannot comment on that portion of the museum experience. I think that I would have enjoyed the museum more with a trip through the local countryside on a classic train. The experience begins with an indoor exhibit hall featuring a very nice model train layout. It... More 

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jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Hello, I think there has been a misunderstanding or you have reviewed the wrong site by mistake. The Paducah Railroad Museum does not have excursion trains. Many museums do, but we do not have any track to accommodate rolling stock. We also do not have a WWI reconnaissance car. We do have a simulator and model train layouts. We also... More 

Southwest Florida
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122 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but very nice museum with lots of interesting things to see and do. Very entertaining for little ones who love trains.

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

Thanks for your review. Even though, The Paducah Railroad Museum, is small compared to other museums, the staff strives to make it interesting for all who visit. There are all kinds of hidden gems throughout the museum. You never know what will "pop out" next. Thanks again, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum More 

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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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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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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366 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 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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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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134 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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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371 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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