What started as a way to honor the accomplishments of Paducahans during Black History Month has evolved into a colorful creative experience. The West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC) Student Art & Design Club invites you to discover the legacy of African Americans who have and continue to define Paducah!

Defining Paducah Exhibit

The Defining Paducah display debuted in Historic Downtown Paducah.

Whether your family prefers fun in the sun, hands-on history lessons or art play, it’s easy to build a Paducah itinerary that all ages will enjoy! Follow this guide to kid-friendly activities and fun things to do in Paducah, Kentucky with your family this summer.

Paducah Railroad Museum

Paducah welcomes families for history, art and outdoor recreation! | Paducah Railroad Museum

To see Paducah, Kentucky from above offers great perspective on the waterways, built heritage and other distinguishing features of the area. Be inspired by the story of Vick Patel, the hotelier and photographer behind Paducah Drone, and some of his favorite views of our Creative City!

Paducah Riverfront

From rivers to attractions to architecture, Paducah Drone captures Paducah's history and hospitality.

Plan a socially distanced wellness retreat in Paducah, Kentucky or keep up with fitness goals while on the road. Enjoy the benefits of ideas for the health-conscious traveler and activities that promote mindfulness, resilience and holistic wellbeing.

Panacea Juicery Paducah

There are many ways to boost immunity, calm and detox your body in Paducah. | Panacea Juicery

As one of the world's UNESCO Creative Cities, Paducah, Kentucky celebrates the art of quilting and the contemporary quilt artist year-round! In honor of the National Quilt Museum's 30th anniversary, CEO Frank Bennett reflects on the museum's mission and exhibition schedule for 2021.

National Quilt Museum Paducah

The 2021 in-facility exhibit schedule features 14 exhibits that will inspire and amaze!​

According to Travel + Leisure's 10 Best Places to Travel in February, "The small town atmosphere of Paducah, Kentucky would make a pleasant getaway, and its vintage architecture, natural beauty, and art might surprise first time visitors." Preview top ideas for winter activities in Paducah, and start planning your wintertime escape to celebrate Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and more special events!

Cynthia's Ristorante

Eat and drink your way across Paducah at bars and restaurants. | Cynthia's Ristorante

Paducah's “Wall to Wall” Floodwall Murals play an inspiring role within Paducah's artistic landscape and the local experience. As the celebration of its 25th anniversary comes to a close, Ro Morse with the Paducah Murals Advisory Board shares her perspective on the past, present and future of this public art project and its evolution from an inventive idea to a top attraction!

Paducah Wall to Wall

Paducah's floodwall presents an outdoor art gallery meets self-guided history tour. 

With dining rooms currently closed for indoor dining, Paducah restaurants continue offering carryout and delivery options. Get food and drink to go while supporting the many eateries, bakeries, bars, coffee shops and breweries that define the local flavor of Paducah, Kentucky!

Freight House Carryout

Support local restaurants and enjoy dining experiences packaged perfectly to go. | Photo: freight house

Every river has a story, and Paducah, Kentucky preserves and honors this important heritage as the hub of America's inland waterway system. Preview unexpected elements of river history, science and transportation waiting to be discovered at River Discovery Center with Julie Harris, Executive Director!

Paducah Wall to Wall

From Paducah "Wall to Wall" to River Discovery Center, history unfolds on Water Street.

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