USA Today recognized Paducah among the 10Best Small Town destinations in the nation for culture and shopping.

10Best Small Towns for Culture

"Paducah, a designated UNESCO Creative City, is best known for its National Quilt Museum which anchors a thriving fiber arts community. The Lower Town Arts District, the town’s oldest neighborhood, is home to numerous working artists and artists-in-residence whose work can be seen at many galleries and collectives around the city."

10Best Small Towns for Shopping

"Historic brick structures now house an array of artist studios, galleries, boutiques and antique shops, while the Kentucky Oaks Mall – the largest in the region – features more than 100 retailers."

The 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest launches new categories weekly, revealing each category's 20 nominees chosen by a panel of relevant experts. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes and winners are revealed.