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Historic downtown Paducah is home to a variety of shops, museums and restaurants. Photo credit: Angela N Perryman /

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About Paducah

Natural beauty, history and a love of art blend to make Paducah a hidden gem of Kentucky. Located in the Four Rivers Area in western Kentucky, the historic downtown abuts the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers. The warm, humid summers allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities, including boating, swimming, hiking, biking, camping and rollerblading in one of the many parks, including Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Top attractions include the historic downtown area, which is separated from the river by the Floodwall Murals, an artistic look at the town’s history. After visiting museums and shopping in the historic district, you can catch a live show at the Market House Theatre and eat at one of the many restaurants. Barkley Regional Airport is located in Paducah and offers United Airlines flights to Chicago and New York. Nashville International Airport is about 125 miles from Paducah.



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Situated in Western Kentucky, halfway between Nashville, Tenn. and St. Louis, Mo., Paducah was founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame. Its origin and prosperity are attributed to its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. A national heritage destination, Paducah is vibrant and sophisticated, culturally rich and full of flavor. Known as Quilt City USA®, Paducah is home to The National Quilt Museum and serves as an incubator for the fiber arts community. In fact, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Paducah as the world’s seventh Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art.
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