Category - Inspiration Guides

The spirit of our Creative City is shining through as attractions and businesses offer innovative ways to practice social distancing and experience Paducah from home or outdoors. As developments around COVID-19 continue to unfold, please reference our COVID-19 resource page for guidelines from public health authorities and the latest response and reopening updates related to attractions, events and restaurants in Paducah, Kentucky.

Historic Downtown Paducah Shopping

Recognized by USA Today among the 10Best Small Towns for Shopping, Paducah, Kentucky’s retail scene is colored by one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques! Local events, specialty stores and shopping districts await to inspire your holiday shopping and gift giving this year because "there's no place like local for the holidays."

Simply B Gift Boutique

Paducah's one-of-a-kind boutiques await to inspire  |  Selcouth

Entering its 16th season, the Carson Center has now welcomed more than 1.8 million people through its doors for performances, meetings and events. This state-of-the-art performance venue inspires audiences and performers alike, shining a spotlight on the ongoing cultural experience in Paducah, Kentucky!

The Carson Center

The Carson Center aglow as the sun rises over the Paducah Riverfront.

The National Quilt Museum partners with Quilt Alliance each March to kick off the official celebration of National Quilting Day during National Quilting Month. You can make any day a "quilting day" with this guide to a quilt-inspired Paducah, Kentucky experience featuring 10 ways you can celebrate the fiber arts in Quilt City USA®!

National Quilt Museum Paducah

Make any day a "quilting day" in Quilt City USA®.

Historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky has been consistently recognized as one of America's best and most beautiful Main Streets by Architectural Digest, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. Upon arrival in this picturesque Paducah neighborhood set along the Ohio River, you'll discover the true beauty of Paducah - cultural heritage and creative spirit!

Paducah Architecture - Broadway

Preserved architecture and historical markers make way for local discovery.

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