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Review of Wacinton Sculpture

Wacinton Sculpture
Ranked #14 of 36 things to do in Paducah
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have lived in the area for 8 years and continue to find new things to see and do all the time. Take the time to visit this area and learn some of the history. You won't be sorry.

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

this has to be the largest chainsaw sculpture I have ever seen. it's a interesting piece of art.

Thank HoustonTravlinDave
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is a tree that was carved to look like a local Native American that was reputed to live in the area in the past. There is very little to see in person that you couldn't see in a photo.

1  Thank Karen G
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

The review before mine is very good, up to date and accurate. I can’t add much to that good review. This site is a few hundred feet to the right of the entrance to Nobel Park. Enter the park and park your car as it is a short walk to the sculpture.

Thank texaswillie
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Wacinton sculpture was carved from a local Red Oak tree by Hungarian artist, Peter Toth, as part of his Whispering Giants series. He started in the early 70's and currently has 70-80 of these giant statues around the US, at least one in every state, though a few have been lost to time, the elements, and one to termites.

Wacinton, meaning 'to have understanding' honors the Chickasaw Indians and was dedicated in 1985 in Kentucky to the city of Paducah, itself named after a Chickasaw chief. The sculpture is beautiful in its realization, its meaning, and its very source of construction, to take the form of a past and original people out of a tree that grew from the same soils.

It sits at the front of Noble Park along one of the main thoroughfares of the small, but great town and is easily accessible. If you are in the town, it is easy to find and simple to stop and enjoy a close up visit. As you look at the statue, there is a parking lot off to the right accessible from the main road.

Stop and visit.

3  Thank TravT
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