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River Discovery Center

Meeting Facilities 

Celebrate Paducah's maritime legacy and lore with interactive water-filled exhibits, including a working model of a lock and dam. Pilot a towboat, pleasure watercraft or Coast Guard buoy tender through various scenarios in the new pilothouse simulator. Take a turn behind the pilot wheel to experience the river traffic at the Port of Paducah. Nautical/science-themed gift shop. 

Looking for an official cancellation? National Park Passport Holders can get their Lewis & Clark NHT stamp at the Paducah Visitors Bureau. Junior Rangers seeking their Lewis & Clark program packet can find them at the River Discovery Center.

Group rates are available.

AS FEATURED IN: Historic Paducah Audio Tour | Exploring America's RIvers: From History to Habitat at River Discovery Center in Paducah 

  • Accessible:
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM-5:00 PM; Sunday (April-November) 1:00-5:00 PM
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 AM-5 PM; also Sun. Apr.-Nov., 1-5 PM.
  • Tours Available:
  • Open for Business:
  • Holiday Hours of Operation: The River Discovery Center is open on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas days; the museum closes at 2:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
  • Admission: Adults: $12; Seniors (60+): $10; Students: $8; Children 4 and younger: Free School and Group discounts available.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Oldest standing structure in Paducah. The beautifully restored 2nd floor of the River Discovery Center overlooks the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Painstaking effort went into preserving this historic treasure. Two smaller rooms on this floor, complete with period furnishings, complement the main hall. Room capacity varies with need.
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Theatre Capacity 146
  • Banquet Capacity 50
  • Classroom Capacity 50
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • WiFi Available
Founders Room - River Discovery Center
  • Theater Capacity: 146
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Amphitheater Present: