Go beyond the expected and take a deep dive into Paducah's story with Paducah Signature Experiences, experiential tours designed exclusively for groups. Meet the local storytellers behind these experiences at premier cultural attractions throughout Paducah, Kentucky!
Paducah "Wall to Wall" | The Art of Creating Community
As the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Director, Fowler Black is a destination expert and concierge for groups traveling to Paducah. From helping tour leaders plan and customize the local experience to introducing participants to the Art of Creating Community along Paducah's "Wall to Wall" Murals, Black celebrates Paducah's authentic sense of place every step of the way.
The National Quilt Museum | Amazing Fiber Art
With Education Director Becky Glasby at the helm, the National Quilt Museum team has stitched together an experience that challenges groups to uncover a world of Amazing Fiber Art. This perfect primer on the art of quilting for the non-quilter concludes with a hands-on experience in the classroom that leaves guests with a souvenir and new sewing skills.
River Discovery Center | Paducah's Rivers: Highway of Heritage
As Executive Director of the River Discovery Center, Julie Harris shares the intricacies of the inland rivers and Paducah's location at the hub. Paducah's Rivers: Highways of Heritage welcomes groups to embark on a journey that connects Paducah's depth of river heritage to American history, culture and commerce through music, firsthand accounts and interactive activities.
The Hotel Metropolitan | Ms. Maggie's Memories
Betty Dobson's local ties led her to champion the revitalization of the Hotel Metropolitan, a landmark in Paducah's Uppertown neighborhood that served as an African-American hotel during segregation, listed in the Green Book. Today, she serves as chief storyteller, taking on the persona of Maggie Steed, the hotel's original operator, to guide visitors through the historic landmark and introduce stories of a segregated culture, an engaging experience known as Ms. Maggie's Memories.
Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum | Paducah's Untold Civil War Story
As a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Bill Baxter brings unique perspective to the telling of Paducah's Untold Civil War Story. At the Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum, Baxter draws out a collection of significant characters and moments that portray Paducah's unique contributions to the outcome of the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant is one such notable character which makes this historic home a stop on the U.S. Grant Trail, a collection of sites that chronicle the life and times of America's eighteenth president.