- Walk the River
Whether morning or evening, take a stroll down Paducah’s riverwalk to enjoy beautiful views of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Concrete benches sit on the pathway of the river for you to sit and appreciate Paducah’s beauty. For visitors, the riverwalk is a must do. Many Paducah residents walk the two block walkway for exercise. Don’t forget to take a picture with the “Port of Paducah, Kentucky” mural to document your time spent at the riverwalk.
- Flood wall murals
The flood wall recounts narratives from Paducah’s past. The murals make learning fun with bright, vibrant pictures. Muralist, Robert Dafford and his artists painted the wall and their creation attracts visitors to admire and study the murals. Guided tours are offered upon request. For a guided tour, call 1800-Paducah.
Located on Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, the National Quilt Museum offers quilt exhibits and educational programs for children and youth. According to its website, the quilts and fiber arts are rotated 7-8 times each year, so visitors always have something new to see.
Educational programs include Quilt Camp, Kidz Day in the Arts, Junior Quilters and Textile Artists Club.
After years of destruction and neglect, the federal government recognized LowerTown Arts District for its rich history and intricate architecture. Since, LowerTown has become a booming district for arts bringing visitors from all neighboring cities. It is located down the block from the commercial area.
For antique lovers and bargain hunters, the Paducah Antique Mall is the place to stop. The building is over 7500 sq. feet of antiques and collectables. Over 40 vendors set up booths and each offers a variety of items. Located on Broadway Street in downtown Paducah, you are sure to walk out with something!
During the summer months, there is nothing better than watching a baseball game. Paducah is home to the Paducah Chiefs minor league baseball team. They play at the historical Brooks Stadium, one of the oldest baseball fields in Kentucky. The stadium is named after J. Polk Brooks and his longtime friend “Doc” Hideg, who is responsible for the upkeep of the stadium. Come cheer for the Chiefs at Brooks Stadium!
Market House Theatre was voted one of the Top 25 community theatres in the country, making it the theatre to visit for entertaining plays and musicals in a beautiful historic renovated building.
Purple Toad Winery is a date night destination or hangout spot for wine lovers. You can sample their homemade wines, tour the facility and learn about their wine-making process. Tastings and tours are offered without appointment during business operation hours.
Bob Noble Park offers something for people of all ages. The park is 135 acres and features two playgrounds, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, skate park, swimming pool, ball fields, and walking trails. Not only does the park offer amenities to stay active, but it is situated around bridges, gazebos, fishing peers and the lake, making it a beautiful place to spend your time.
Kentucky is known for its moonshine, and Paducah has its own distillery offering hand-crafted moonshine to customers. The family-owned business practices the art of distilling whisky using all local ingredients to ensure a tasteful drink. They also pride themselves on the history and method of creating moonshine.
Create a piece of artwork you are proud of at MAKE art studio. The workplace is designed to bring people together through creativity and craft. The studio offers kids crafts, workshops for adults, hand-lettering lessons, as well as a variety of mediums, surfaces, and materials for crafting.
- Learn something new visiting one of Paducah’s many museums. Visit this post for a list of all the museums located in the area.
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