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Address: 200 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003-1557
Phone Number: +1 270-908-6451
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12:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Good railroad memorabilia

This is a small museum and is therefore necessarily limited, but there are displays that would interest railroad fans. Probably the most interesting item is an interactive freight... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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568 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum and is therefore necessarily limited, but there are displays that would interest railroad fans. Probably the most interesting item is an interactive freight train simulator called the Freight Train Learning Lab that puts you in the engineer's seat as the simulated train travels along the rails, and requires responses to signals and other situations. Unfortunately... More 

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Thank practans
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The "simulator" is one of our most popular attractions. We do try to allow as many people to experience operating a locomotive as time allows. We will be upgrading the simulator to make it more accessible for those visitors who have difficulty with mobility and upgrading the computer itself during January and February while we are... More 

Berea, Kentucky
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a small museum but it had everything a train buff would like. Very clean and the kids can see a Thomas the train set up. They can also see a HO train set up too. Both adults and kids can see up close and personal what it feels like to be in the engine part of the train.... More 

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Thank Linda Preston B
Tucson Arizona
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109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A good selection of collections on display and a fun video to watch and learn. There is also a train engineer simulator so you can experience the handling of a train engine

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Thank Jellybeandean
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We strive to make everything fun and have a well rounded variety of exhibits on display. We hope you will come back and see how we have improved! J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum loganblewett@paducahrr.org More 

New Market, Va
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

small but good display of railroad artifacts- simulator was fun employees helpful, photos very good.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I went on a Thursday, and the train excursions were not running, so I cannot comment on that portion of the museum experience. I think that I would have enjoyed the museum more with a trip through the local countryside on a classic train. The experience begins with an indoor exhibit hall featuring a very nice model train layout. It... More 

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Thank David44149
jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Hello, I think there has been a misunderstanding or you have reviewed the wrong site by mistake. The Paducah Railroad Museum does not have excursion trains. Many museums do, but we do not have any track to accommodate rolling stock. We also do not have a WWI reconnaissance car. We do have a simulator and model train layouts. We also... More 

Southwest Florida
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122 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Small but very nice museum with lots of interesting things to see and do. Very entertaining for little ones who love trains.

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Thank Nancy S
jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Even though, The Paducah Railroad Museum, is small compared to other museums, the staff strives to make it interesting for all who visit. There are all kinds of hidden gems throughout the museum. You never know what will "pop out" next. Thanks again, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum More 

Clarksville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The railroad musteum is a one-of-a-kind place where visitors will be enthralled with information regarding the contribution of the railroad to the advancement and productivity of America's developing way of life. Paducah played an important role in the development being a river city and collection point for the crossing of major rivers including the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi rivers in... More 

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jloganblewett, Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We at the Paducah Railroad Museum strive to make everyone's visit enjoyable and informative. True, Paducah has a rich history and we are always trying to present that interesting story the best we can. We do change our exhibits periodically to try to explain different aspects of Paducah's railroading history. So, if you get a chance... More 

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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

It's not real big but we enjoyed all the exhibits. This will not take a lot of time but it's well worth the stop. After you finish the museum you can check out the flood wall murals which is walking distance.

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jloganblewett, Museum Director at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes, we do get several visitors that go over to the Flood Wall Murals as well as people that we affectionately call "quilting widows" (one spouse visits the National Quilt Museum and the other with us.) :) J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum More 

Greeley, Colorado
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400 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Displays were quite limited. One was under construction and will be very nice once completed. The simulator was interesting. Ovearll, would not pay a visit until there is more to look at. We were there for 15 minutes; about 10 minutes too long.

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Newport, North Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

If it's a rainy day and you are dying to get out of the house, this is an option. Otherwise stay home. 2 rooms and just not much. While I think it's a work in progress, my 3 year old was done in 15 min.

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jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While we strive to make all of our patrons interested in our exhibits, visitors of a more mature age are a majority of our demographic. We do host specific days for our younger visitors, such as Story Hours, and Obie, CN's safety train, on our season's opening day. Keep posted to the area media outlets... More 

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