Stay with Choice Hotels in Paducah, KY and enjoy the Southern charm of this vibrant river city. A community shaped by the Ohio and Tennessee rivers, Paducah is a city teeming with history and offers a charming downtown that keeps visitors coming back. Book a room at one of the Paducah hotels listed above and discover what waits nearby.
You do not have to be a quilter or art buff to appreciate the craftsmanship that is behind the doors of The National Quilt Museum. With a collection of more than 400 quilts from all over the world, this museum will have you leaving with a new appreciation of this global art. While you are roaming downtown Paducah, take the time see all the Floodwall Murals on display. Each of the 50 life-sized murals, designed by renowned artist Robert Dafford, depicts the history of Paducah and surrounding area. Continue to make the most of Paducah’s historic downtown by hanging out at the Paducah Riverwalk for relaxing views of the Ohio River. Not only will you enjoy people and birdwatching, you will also appreciate its close proximity to other attractions in town! Located only two blocks from the riverfront is an 1876 drugstore that houses the William Clark Market House Museum. This general history museum features rotating exhibits and has everything from WWII memorabilia to Mrs. Robert E. Lee’s hoop dresses. Fun fact: the recipe for Krispy Kreme donuts was born here!
The former residence of Alben W. Barkley (vice-president under President Harry S. Truman), Whitehaven has been converted into a welcome center for visitors. Make a stop here for a free tour of this 1860s mansion and learn more about its rooms and remarkable antiques on display. Learn more about the roles of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers in the city’s history at the River Heritage Museum. Find plenty of hands-on exhibits, including a barge simulator where you can navigate a barge up the Mississippi River. Be sure to check out the great river views from the second floor!
Start planning your trip to Paducah, KY and make a reservation with Choice Hotels today. As you enjoy the charm of a riverside town and discover hidden gems of American history, a warm bed will be waiting nearby to give you the rest and relaxation you seek once the day ends.