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).

UNESCO Creative City

Paducah, Kentucky is one of nine UNESCO Creative Cities in the United States and 246 worldwide. Locals share perspective on life in a UNESCO Creative City and invite YOU to join the…

Paducah Visitors Guide

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Traveling to Paducah

Getting to Paducah, Kentucky is easy! Explore our local maps, transportation information and directions to Paducah from surrounding major metropolitan areas including Nashville, Tennessee…

Paducah History

Founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame, Paducah's significant American heritage can be traced to the city's strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and…

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