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Hotel Metropolitan
724 Oscar Cross Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001 | Map
phone: (270) 443-7918
website

A "Save America's Treasures" project, this 1908 hotel has been restored as an African-American heritage museum. Famous African-American sports figures and entertainers, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and B.B. King, were guests at the hotel prior to desegregation. Open by appointment.

Legendary Chief Paduke Statue
19th & Jefferson St.
Paducah, KY 42001 | Map

Legend has it that General William Clark, who founded Paducah, named it in honor of the "Padouca" Indians, a subtribe of the Chickasaw who lived and hunted in the area until the Jackson Purchase in 1818. The statue was sculptured by Lorado Taft in 1909. Mr. Taft combined features of various Indian tribes in its execution.

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum
631 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001 | Map
phone: (270) 575-5477

1852 Greek Revival home owned by Sons of Confederate Veterans was once the residence of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA. Exhibits highlight Western Kentucky's role in the War Between the States. This historic home was selected to be part of the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail in 2011, a program developed in conjunction with the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Tues.-Sat., Noon-4 PM, April-November, and by appointment throughout the year. $3 adults; $1 ages 6-12.

Paducah "Wall To Wall" Murals
Water Street, Jefferson-Washington Sts.
Paducah, KY 42001 | Map
phone: (270) 443-8783
toll free: (800) PAD-UCAH

Visit Paducah's thriving riverfront and take a self-guided tour of Portraits from Paducah's Past depicting Paducah's rich history in more than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist Robert Dafford and the Dafford Murals Team. One of America's most prolific mural artists, Dafford's work may also be seen in France, Belgium and England.

Paducah Cell Phone Walking Tour
128 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001 | Map
phone: (270) 854-3050

Just dial, listen and experience Paducah's rich history through the many historic and architectural treasures of earlier times.

Paducah Railroad Museum
200 Washington Street
Paducah, KY 42001 | Map
phone: (270) 908-6451
alt phone: (270) 519-7377
website

A project of the Paducah Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society showcases equipment and memorabilia from the romantic past of America's railroads. New simulator gives the sensation of riding a locomotive cab. Groups are encouraged to call for tours. Wed.-Fri., 1-4 PM; Sat., 10 AM-4 Pm and by appointment $5 adults; $2 ages 12 & under

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