Recreation & Sports

Four of America's most important inland waterways converge in western Kentucky making it America's geographical heart. Paducah is lush with greenery and waterways as far as the eye can see. Nearby, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley and Land Between the Lakes offer more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, birding, hiking, wildlife viewing and outdoor activities.

Enjoy live harness racing or be entertained by fast-paced drag racing action. Whether you prefer bicycling, tennis, horseback riding, paintball, disc golf or other outdoor activities, Paducah has a variety of casual recreation and social sports venues to meet your needs.

Paducah has a record of hosting successful sporting events in a variety of local venues. Visit our Event Planning & Groups portal for more information about bringing your next event to western Kentucky!