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River Discovery Center

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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. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 AM-5 PM; group rates available.

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Retail/Activity
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 AM-5 PM; also Sun. Apr.-Nov., 1-5 PM.
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:
River Discovery Grand Re-Opening: Escape to Alcatraz! Location: River Discovery Center Admission: Adults - $8; Seniors - $7; Children (Under 12) - $5 Recurrence: Recurring daily Phone: (270) 575-9958
Wriggly Wonders Location: River Discovery Center Admission: $90 Members, $120 Non-Members, $110 Non-Members Enrolling 2+ Campers Recurrence: Recurring daily Phone: (270) 575-9958
Environmental Superheroes Jul 20 - 24, 2020 Location: River Discovery Center Admission: $90 Members, $120 Non-Members, $110 Non-Members Enrolling 2+ Campers Recurrence: Recurring daily Phone: (270) 575-9958
CANCELED Paducah Dragon Boat Festival Sep 12, 2020 Location: Paducah Riverfront Phone: 270-575-9958

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