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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. Captain 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. Mon.-Sat., 9:30 AM-5 PM; also Sun. Apr.-Nov., 1-5 PM. $8 adults, $5 ages 3-12, $7 seniors. Group rates available.

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Oldest standing structure in Paducah. The beautifully restored 2nd floor of the RDC overlooks the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Painstaking effort went into preserving this historic downtown treasure and its evident in its original floors, window and door frames, fireplaces and elegant staircase. Two smaller rooms are complemented with period furnishings.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Space Notes 50-110 People $250 for 3 hrs $100 each + hour
  • Theatre Capacity 146
  • Accessible
  • Wi-fi
  • Banquet Capacity 50
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 50
Founders Room - River Discovery Center
  • Theater Capacity: 146
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Amphitheater Present:
Down by the Riverside at the River Discovery Center Jan 18 - Mar 2, 2018 Location: River Discovery Center Admission: No cost Phone: (270) 575-9958  
Paducah Dragon Boat Festival 2018 Sep 22 - 23, 2018 Location: Paducah Riverfront Phone: 270-575-9958