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Address: North 16th Street, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071
Phone Number: +1 270-809-4771
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The primary mission of the Wrather West Kentucky Museum is to highlight and...

The primary mission of the Wrather West Kentucky Museum is to highlight and promote an understanding of the social, cultural and economic development of West Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase. Acquisitions, exhibits and special programs support this mission. Both permanent and changing exhibits are open to the public at no charge.

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I went into Wrather Museum and did not know there were so many floors of items. There are several items of clothing or books that I found to be really interesting. I think it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2013
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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum is free for students of Murray State, not sure about other guests. There are traveling exhibits that come here. It's a great space to spend a little time.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The lady who greeted us was very nice. But it's a rather limited museum. Most of the exhibits are photographs and posters. There are a few exhibits showing tools, barber chairs etc. so for a small city, museum I'd rate it a five.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Seeing as we were already on campus, we thought why not? I am glad we did!! There is lots of antique furniture, information about tobacco growing and the regions's economy, Murray State history, etc. It is a hodge podge of things, but enjoyable. You can be there as short or as long as you want. It is gree but they... More 

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Hardin, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Its a lovely museum. A glimpse back into the past. very well curated. Would go many more times. I highly recommend it.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

It's a cool concept, but when you keep the same exhibits for 30+ years, you get no repeat business. As a native of Murray, I know about my hometown, but there's not much labeling or context to explain exhibits to those who don't know the history. Nor is there anyone to ask.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I went into Wrather Museum and did not know there were so many floors of items. There are several items of clothing or books that I found to be really interesting. I think it was very educational and fun at the same time.

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3 Thank Bryan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

I needed to waste a few hours in Murray, and I used this site to find something to do. The University has designated parking for visitors of the museum, which is nice. The museum is totally free, which is a major plus in my book. The exhibits are so interesting, there are so many different topics covered. They have Civil... More 

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