Paducah Railroad Museum, Paducah

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  • Love trains. Some of the displays need some work. The price was ok for what they had. Has potential once things are more complete. Fun to watch the layout run.  more »
  • A great staff, especially Kathy who kindly offered my elderly dog a big bowl of water. The docents were helpful in pointing out the most interesting exhibits.  more »
  • It's a work in progress. I was disappointed because exhibits were sparse. They were building a new O Gauge lay out that should be very nice when complete.  more »
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  • Nice well kept musuem. Quaint, but full of information about the railroad history in the area. Worth stopping in. Neat locomotive simulator for kids of all ages.
  • Were closed for remodeling. Need bigger sign saying so. Great work on IC mike, passenger car, and caboose.
  • Loved learning the history!
  • A sad excuse for a museum. Not much to see since all they have to offer is an eclectic mix of railroad artifacts and photographs without much coherence or explanation. They do have a working locomotive simulator and a working Centralized Traffic Control machine, but there are no real railroaders available to explain or demonstrate these exhibits, so they mostly sit there dark and untouched. The Illinois Central Mikado locomotive on the waterfront a block away does NOT belong to this museum, nor do they maintain it, despite their adoption of it as their "mascot." There is an O-scale train layout under construction, but it is just a small oval of track designed to amuse children and naive visitors. The only good feature of the place is their Gift Shop which sells the cheapest Paducah souvenirs in town!
  • I thought the museum was great!!! Obviously some people should be visiting museums in Nashville or a bigger city.

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