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Paducah Railroad Museum

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A young museum, bringing joy to train enthusiasts

This young museum, founded in 1996 is under the guidance of the Paducah Chapter of the National... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas
Nice, small museum

This is a very nice museum for one that is an “all-volunteer” effort. Parts are still in progress... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
328judyw
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200 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003-1557
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum was small, but worth the small price of admission. The simulator alone was a lot of fun! It was really cool to get to "drive" a train in real life situations. The kids loved it!!

5  Thank K_T_8889
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stopped in for my son who is 4 years old. He enjoyed the model trains that were running and the thomas train they had that ran but that was it. Everything else is for adult interest. We were told he was too young to...More

3  Thank BransonMO
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This young museum, founded in 1996 is under the guidance of the Paducah Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. It is located in an old building on 2nd street and Washington, in the heart of historical Paducah. It was actually started in the freight...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a very nice museum for one that is an “all-volunteer” effort. Parts are still in progress but there is enough to see to make it interesting. It is also not open every day, so check their web site before you go. The exhibits...More

Thank 328judyw
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thanks for your review. We strive to make every visitor's experience interesting. Yes, due to our volunteer staff's availability, we are only open on certain days of the week, while riverboats are in port, the two Quilt Weeks, and private tours scheduled in advance. Our...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

Check hours/days of operation if you are going there. All volunteer staff. There is a 30 minute movie of the history of the RR's. There is an operating CTC machine? The locomotive simulator is one visitor at a time with a demonstrator. The wait was...More

Thank ranles76
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. Yes, we do have an operating CTC machine in our rear gallery and its use can be demonstrated upon request. We try to get as many visitors through the simulator as possible and yes, we do...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

We visited the small Paducah Railroad Museum and was able to see some of the history of the railways in Kentucky. The first big room in the Museum is set up to give you the history of the Railroad system in Paducah. The back room...More

Thank grandslamhomer
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed it. Sincerely, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I love trains and visited the museum while my wife was at the Quilt Museum. The nice lady behind the counter made me a cup of coffee. Not many other were there at the time so the very knowledgeable gentleman gave me a personal tour....More

Thank Dennis H
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for your review. We strive to give the best experience to all of our visitors. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We made a special trip to finally go through and the doors were locked. So I rate it poorly because they weren’t open at the time their advertisements and their door hours said. Disappointing!!More

Thank Dennis F
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

I am sorry that you made a special trip to see us and were not able to come in. Our hours posted on our rack cards, website, and door are correct, Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. to 4p.m. and by appointment....More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

The displays are well set up in the first room, and very well organized, with plenty of the details that make museums like this fun for people who like trains. The second room is mostly model train set ups, but there are exhibits around the...More

2  Thank RichGTraveling
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to give the best experience possible both with the historical education as well as the hands on opportunity with the simulator. Occasionally, when the museum visitorship is higher, it is harder to give everyone a full experience because...More

Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The train simulator is real cool! Well built and a guide is there to assist you. The museum has several artifacts and some interesting items you don’t see at every train museum. They have a large model train layout that is a work in progress....More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Love trains. Some of the displays need some work. The price was ok for what they had. Has potential once things are more complete. Fun to watch the layout run.More

Thank Pat C
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thanks for visiting our museum. Yes, some of our train layouts are not complete. We are a 100% volunteer run museum on a limited budget. We work on the layouts when we can. Additionally, we try to have our other exhibits in the best shape...More

Reviewed October 21, 2017

A great staff, especially Kathy who kindly offered my elderly dog a big bowl of water. The docents were helpful in pointing out the most interesting exhibits.

Thank george g
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you for the review. We strive to make everyone's experience a very positive one. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum

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