5135 Cairo Road
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 442-4191
Fax: (270) 442-4676
This beautiful garden venue features an herb garden, sunflower garden, a working greenhouse and pergola, shrub and perennial borders, and U.K. trial beds.
This 125 acre municipal park offers a variety of features and activities including picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, an Olympic size swimming pool, water slide, and baseball fields.
The towering Lloyd Tilghman Memorial is a distinguished historic statue, centrally-located in the Lang Park in Paducah, Kentucky. It comprises of three parts, the statue, a two-tiered base and a pedestal, and measures up to roughly 12 feet (3.6 meters) in height. Predominantly made of bronze, it was created by Henry Hudson Kitson, who was an English immigrant and a resident of Boston. The prominent historic monument was built as a tribute to Lloyd Tilghman, for his service in the Confederate Army. The two bases beneath the statue are perfect squares subsequently spanning 17 feet (five meters) and 25 feet (7.6 meters). The entry to this honorary memorial is free of any costs and is accessible through the daylight hours.
This historical landmark is a classical revival Victorian home and features a second floor room filled with memorabilia of Alben W. Barkley, Vice President under Harry Truman. It now serves as the official Welcome Center. Tours are available.
Established in 1873 Grace Episcopal Church is one of the earliest places of worship to serve Paducah. The majestic church building was constructed in the Gothic Revival style and features striking details in the well-maintained interiors. The congregation actively engages with the community through its various ministries as well as youth programs and events.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificent home was once the home of Captain William Smedley and is filled with period exhibits and furnishings. Guided tours are available from 1-4 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons or by appointment.
This library provides current and high demand materials in a variety of formats plus offers genealogy research services and programs.
Offering breathtaking views of the Ohio river that separates the states of Illinois and Kentucky, the Riverfront at Paducah is a peaceful destination that takes you to a world of tranquilty. Usually frequented by tourists and locals to enjoy its scenic environs, the Riverfront at Paducah serves as a halting destination for several steamboats and charters that come to its banks. The Riverfront also plays host to various music festivals, concerts and cultural events that take place in the region.
Muralist Robert Dafford has brought Paducah's rich history to life on the downtown floodwall. These beautiful murals have interpretive panels that describe the content.
Floodwall Murals is a series of murals by acclaimed muralist, Robert Dafford and his team on the floodwalls protecting the downtown from the Ohio River. The work began in 1996 and was finished in 2007. It features 50 panels of the city's history with a plaque on each. It is one of the major tourist attractions in town where you can stroll the riverfront and see these lively artworks.
The Mantle Rock Nature Preserve is a part of the Trail of Tears significant to native American culture and history. The preserve covers 367 acres (148 hectares) of natural wooded area. Located off the U.S Highway 133, the Mantle Rock, that forms the center of preserve stretches to a whopping 188 feet (57 meters) in height. The naturally created sandstone structure had provided home to weary, war-beaten Cherokee travelers.
Bring the kids to Maggie's Jungle Golf for a fun afternoon of miniature golf. After golfing check out the Jungle Run where you can rent a golf course and head down a trail while feeding friendly animals like goats and peacocks. Maggie's Jungle Golf is closed when it rains.