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Paducah Railroad Museum, Paducah

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4.3
  • Still under construction in some areas, not worth the admission price, but if you like old RR paraphernalia it might be worth it. Staff was very friendly and helpful.  more »
  • My husband loves trains!! But was a little disappointed in what was there no at all a lot but some models and a simulator which was fun; and a film; but not too much else. Still my husband enjoyed him...  more »
  • I don't want you to think this is the end all be all of railroad museums, but it is a good museum. We were only there about 45 minutes, but have no regrets buying the tickets and spending time there. ...  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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