A Ride Through Midtown Paducah

Go for a spin through Midtown with a Paducah Ambassador Certified Tour Guide! Allow historically significant points of interest and the newest local experiences to pique your interest in this notable Paducah neighborhood. Walk the wall or drive the neighborhoods to uncover Paducah's greatest stories…

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Bill Renzulli's Paducah Art Itinerary

As a UNESCO Creative City, Paducah is home to many innovative artists, studios and galleries. William (Bill) Renzulli, a retired physician and self-taught artist, moved to Paducah in 2002 as a part of the Artist Relocation Program. He now owns his own gallery and studio, Gallery 5, and has curated his best recommendations for experiencing the city’s thriving art scene. Bill works in his studio in Lower Town…

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"We Love Paducah!" A Visitor's View of Paducah Creative City

Laughter, along with a few shouts, came from the nearby grassy lawn. Off in the distance, wispy clouds gently floated towards the horizon with a beautiful blue Western Kentucky sky just overhead. I sat at a wrought iron café table situated under a shade tree in what could best be called a backyard meditation garden—complete with a concrete statue of St. Francis of Assisi. Serene would describe that Saturday morning in early May. As I finished my morning coffee, surrounded by greenery and flowering plants with Saint Francis watching over me, I truly felt at peace…

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Paducah Boutiques: Shop Like a Local

Recognized by USA Today among the 10 Best 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 shopping and gift giving this year because "there's no place like local." Paducah's one-of-a-kind boutiques await to inspire |  Selcouth…

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Where to Find the Best Barbecue in Paducah, Kentucky

No trip to Paducah, Kentucky is complete without a taste of barbecue. Be inspired by this guide to local BBQ restaurants, each featuring mouthwatering meats, savory sauces and storied traditions! Paducah celebrates barbecue year-round at restaurants and events! | Knoth's Bar-B-Que…

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Stitching Bonds: A Local Quilter’s Tale of Love and Creativity with Her Mom

A feeling of fellowship with others, or community, is the basis of any well-rounded organization. While this sense of togetherness is crucial to success, a dedicated person with a genuine love for what they are accomplishing each day is what makes that organization stand out.Becky Glasby, director of learning and engagement at the National Quilt Museum is the perfect example of believing in the work you do and the impact it carries…

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Betty Dobson's African American Heritage Itinerary

Paducah is a city that has played a pivotal role in American history, from the Civil War to civil rights, and beyond. To celebrate Black History Month, Betty Dobson, a Western Kentucky native and a passionate advocate for African American history, has curated an itinerary that takes you on a journey…

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Cooking Up Character: Local Restaurant Owner Finds His Place On Stage

As the river shimmers in the bright golden glow of the sunrise, the tinted glass doors of the Gold Rush Cafe unlock and swing open, inviting visitors and locals for a unique breakfast experience. One step in the rustic western cafe on the corner of 4th and Broadway shows a community can thrive. You’re greeted with a smile as the aroma of freshly made bread pudding waffles wafts through the corridor to welcome you. The space is quaint and abuzz as a motley collection of signs along the lattice-laced walls gives you a smile or a laugh. Guests and staff are joyous and kind, making you feel like you’re a part of it all. Inside the lively cafe, you might catch owner Korey Vazquez, the man who revived this little corner cafe and who takes the stage in Native Gardens at Market House Theatre. Korey Vazquez took over Gold Rush Cafe in 2020…

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Creative Pairings: Celebrating Visual (and Drinkable!) Art in Paducah

Paducah is celebrating 10 Years as a UNESCO Creative City and two downtown establishments have taken the artistic experience to new levels in honor of Paducah Creativity. Experience art in downtown Paducah both visually at Yeiser Art Center and in drinkable form at the Foxbriar Cocktail Bar. Creative City Collaborations at Yeiser Art Center…

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Kijsa Housman's Crafting Itinerary

A UNESCO Creative City for Crafts &Folk Art, Paducah is home to many studios, craft stores, galleries and more to fuel creatives. Kijsa Housman, a professional artist for over 30 years and owner of creative studio MAKE Paducah, has curated her best recommendations for experiencing Paducah’s arts and crafts scene. Kijsa gets her hands dirty at MAKE Paducah…

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