About Paducah, Kentucky

Founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame, Paducah's origins and prosperity can be attributed to its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers.

Four Rivers Region

Four of America's most important inland waterways converge in western Kentucky making it America's geographical heart. Paducah is easily accessible by waterway and highway, located on Interstate 24 within close proximity to several major metropolitan areas.

Around Town

Paducah's fascinating history is reflected and preserved in architecture, engaging attractions and dynamic neighborhoods including Historic Downtown, the Lower Town Arts District, Uppertown and Midtown.

World-Class Creativity

Paducah, a haven for creative thinkers and doers, is one of nine Creative Cities in the United States designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Paducah Ranks! Explore our "not-so-hidden" gems

Paducah is gaining acclaim as a destination for those who crave rich, authentic cultural experiences.

"Most Beautiful Main Streets in America"   Architectural Digest
"Best Places to See Amazing Quilts" USA Today
"Most Popular Attraction in Kentucky"  TripAdvisor
 "America's Most Artistic Towns"  EXPEDIA
"Best Small Towns for Food in the U.S."  Tasting Table
"Boaters' Choice Award"  Marinas.com