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“Excellent hands-on museum!”

River Discovery Center
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Paducah
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Owner description: The River Discovery Center's mission is to provide a fun, welcoming and educational environment in which visitors can learn about the importance of our rivers and the impact they have on our daily lives. Through interactive exhibits and guided tours, guests will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the our nation's rivers.
Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent hands-on museum!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We brought our two year old here and she loved it! She enjoyed looking at all the model river boats. She also loved the replica of the dam. She even got the chance to "drive" a boat. Great fun!

Visited September 2012
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Central Florida, Florida
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Located downtown Paducah right at the levee. Housed in a building erected in the 1840's. Lots of things to see and try, including a simulator. Go upstairs to see period antiques. You can wander among them, because the rooms are not roped off like you find in many museums. There is an elevator for those who cannot negotiate stairs. this museum offered more thn I expected. Worth the time and nominal cpadmission fee.

Visited August 2012
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Brookport, Illinois
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Discovery Center”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a great place for kids ages 7-11. There are hands on exhibits all over the building. Cool place for grandparents to take kids. A must for scout groups.

Visited October 2011
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Schagen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“much to see about the role the river plays”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Liked the ship simulator - try the Coastguard ship

Visited June 2012
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Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting and Interactive Museum”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

This is a beautiful, well cared for museum that is perfect for children as it includes a number of interactive features. There is even a barge simulator where people can try to navigate a barge up the Mississippi. This museum also functions as a movie theater.

Visited April 2012
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