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Paducah Railroad Museum

200 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003-1557
+1 270-908-6451
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I love trains

The displays are well set up in the first room, and very well organized, with plenty of the details... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
RichGTraveling
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Cincinnati
Very realistic train simulator!

The train simulator is real cool! Well built and a guide is there to assist you. The museum has... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Jamie J
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003-1557
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The displays are well set up in the first room, and very well organized, with plenty of the details that make museums like this fun for people who like trains. The second room is mostly model train set ups, but there are exhibits around the...More

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jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to give the best experience possible both with the historical education as well as the hands on opportunity with the simulator. Occasionally, when the museum visitorship is higher, it is harder to give everyone a full experience because...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The train simulator is real cool! Well built and a guide is there to assist you. The museum has several artifacts and some interesting items you don’t see at every train museum. They have a large model train layout that is a work in progress....More

Thank Jamie J
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Love trains. Some of the displays need some work. The price was ok for what they had. Has potential once things are more complete. Fun to watch the layout run.More

Thank Pat C
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jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks for visiting our museum. Yes, some of our train layouts are not complete. We are a 100% volunteer run museum on a limited budget. We work on the layouts when we can. Additionally, we try to have our other exhibits in the best shape...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

A great staff, especially Kathy who kindly offered my elderly dog a big bowl of water. The docents were helpful in pointing out the most interesting exhibits.

Thank george g
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jloganblewett, General Manager at Paducah Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review. We strive to make everyone's experience a very positive one. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, J. Logan Blewett Museum Director Paducah Railroad Museum

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's a work in progress. I was disappointed because exhibits were sparse. They were building a new O Gauge lay out that should be very nice when complete.

Thank Cmichaeld1
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This little museum packs a lot of train punch. It's a little disorganized but you get a nice sense of history. Definitely do the train driving simulator!

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Being a model railroader, I was very interested in visiting this museum. I found several displays of interest, a motor car and a CTC board was especially interesting. Both of these items are no longer used on today's railroads. The station schedule board from Fulton,...More

Thank wooddale35124
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The big draw here is a chance to do a railroad simulator and drive a train. Very cool and a great experience. Watch out for deer and vehicles on the tracks! I loved blowing the horn! Great photo op!

Thank Gayle E
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We went and learned alot about the rail system. It was used alot to get goods from different parts of the country, besides as a way to travel.

Thank Tammy M
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Still under construction in some areas, not worth the admission price, but if you like old RR paraphernalia it might be worth it. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Lin_Dan_2223
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