Olivia’s Local Favorites Guidebook

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Olivia’s Local Favorites Guidebook

Sightseeing

Paducah's oldest neighborhood is famous for the award-winning Artist Relocation Program that prompted its colorful revitalization which continues today with the Paducah School of Art & Design campus. The Arts District is populated with working artists, students and artists-in-residence who add to the City's vibrant artistic landscape. Be on the lookout for upcoming gallery exhibitions and openings, hands-on creative experiences and special events including every local's favorite, the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival.
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Paducah City-Lowertown
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Paducah's oldest neighborhood is famous for the award-winning Artist Relocation Program that prompted its colorful revitalization which continues today with the Paducah School of Art & Design campus. The Arts District is populated with working artists, students and artists-in-residence who add to the City's vibrant artistic landscape. Be on the lookout for upcoming gallery exhibitions and openings, hands-on creative experiences and special events including every local's favorite, the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival.
The National Quilt Museum, located in Paducah, Kentucky, is an art museum that exhibits fiber art and quilting from around the world. The museum is recognized by USA Today as one of the world's top quilt displays.
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The National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St
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The National Quilt Museum, located in Paducah, Kentucky, is an art museum that exhibits fiber art and quilting from around the world. The museum is recognized by USA Today as one of the world's top quilt displays.

Outdoor Recreational

Want to get active outdoors? Paducah has 4.6 miles of Greenway Trail linking downtown to County Park Road running through Bob Noble Park and Stuart Nelson Park and adjacent to the Ohio River Boat Launch. Much of the trail is concrete and follows the top of the floodwall levee. The 1.75 mile stretch between County Park Road and Bob Noble Park is gravel and surrounded by woods. The best places to park and access the trail are at Stuart Nelson Park, Bob Noble Park, or the Convention Center parking lot (trail is just north of the Paducah Expo Center). This trail is great if you enjoy jogging, biking, or walking.
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The Greenway Trail
The Greenway Trail
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Want to get active outdoors? Paducah has 4.6 miles of Greenway Trail linking downtown to County Park Road running through Bob Noble Park and Stuart Nelson Park and adjacent to the Ohio River Boat Launch. Much of the trail is concrete and follows the top of the floodwall levee. The 1.75 mile stretch between County Park Road and Bob Noble Park is gravel and surrounded by woods. The best places to park and access the trail are at Stuart Nelson Park, Bob Noble Park, or the Convention Center parking lot (trail is just north of the Paducah Expo Center). This trail is great if you enjoy jogging, biking, or walking.
The park is situated around a 5-acre lake (Lake Gerry B. Montgomery) with a bridge and gazebo, fishing piers, a walking path, swimming pool, access to the Greenway Trail, two large playgrounds including a Boundless certified playground, tennis courts, a volleyball court, basketball courts, a skatepark, ball fields, amphitheatre, nature trail, rental facilities, and picnic shelters, Robert Cherry Civic Center, the Arts and Crafts Building, and the Anna Baumer Community Center are all located at Noble Park.
Noble Park Street
The park is situated around a 5-acre lake (Lake Gerry B. Montgomery) with a bridge and gazebo, fishing piers, a walking path, swimming pool, access to the Greenway Trail, two large playgrounds including a Boundless certified playground, tennis courts, a volleyball court, basketball courts, a skatepark, ball fields, amphitheatre, nature trail, rental facilities, and picnic shelters, Robert Cherry Civic Center, the Arts and Crafts Building, and the Anna Baumer Community Center are all located at Noble Park.
This natural playground not only features vast forests, open lands and streams. Adventurers will also discover attractions, camping, trails, wildlife and historical exhibits and much more. Families enjoy the diverse educational and recreational facilities such as the Woodlands Nature Station and the Homeplace 1850s.
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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
238 Visitor Center Dr
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This natural playground not only features vast forests, open lands and streams. Adventurers will also discover attractions, camping, trails, wildlife and historical exhibits and much more. Families enjoy the diverse educational and recreational facilities such as the Woodlands Nature Station and the Homeplace 1850s.

Casino

Located about 30 minutes from here in Metropolis, Illinois and home of the Superman statue. Valet parking is free. The casino offers a poker room, table games and over 800 slot machines. Dining options consist of a buffet venue and a relaxed bar/restaurant with live music on weekends.
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Harrah's Metropolis Casino & Hotel
100 E Front St
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Located about 30 minutes from here in Metropolis, Illinois and home of the Superman statue. Valet parking is free. The casino offers a poker room, table games and over 800 slot machines. Dining options consist of a buffet venue and a relaxed bar/restaurant with live music on weekends.

Food and Drink

One of our family favorites! They make everything from scratch everyday. Serving more than just pizza, they offer wings, sandwiches, salads, and the best pasta. Did I mention the portion servings are HUGE!
Pizza Warehouse
451 Jordan Dr
One of our family favorites! They make everything from scratch everyday. Serving more than just pizza, they offer wings, sandwiches, salads, and the best pasta. Did I mention the portion servings are HUGE!
Another family favorite place of ours! At the bar, beer takes center stage with twenty taps pouring out medal-winning brews made on-site. Serving up exceptional food like pizza, burgers, calzones and salads just to name a few.
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Paducah Beer Werks
301 N 4th St
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Another family favorite place of ours! At the bar, beer takes center stage with twenty taps pouring out medal-winning brews made on-site. Serving up exceptional food like pizza, burgers, calzones and salads just to name a few.
Family-friendly Caribbean joint offering an extensive menu in a lively setting with tropical decor. Salads, burgers, stuffed breads, pastas just to name a few.
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Flamingo Row
2640 Perkins Creek Dr
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Family-friendly Caribbean joint offering an extensive menu in a lively setting with tropical decor. Salads, burgers, stuffed breads, pastas just to name a few.
Hands down the best steak in town! Also known for their all beef hot tamales made the same way since 1941.
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Doe's Eat Place
136 Broadway St
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Hands down the best steak in town! Also known for their all beef hot tamales made the same way since 1941.
Chef Sara Bradley has converted an old railroad depot into a rustic venue for her modern Southern farm-to-table dishes. The menu changes with the season, but might include options such as cream-sauced Kentucky silver carp or duck with roasted beets and black-eyed peas. This is the top pick in town, and one of the state’s best eats.
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the freight house
330 S 3rd St
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Chef Sara Bradley has converted an old railroad depot into a rustic venue for her modern Southern farm-to-table dishes. The menu changes with the season, but might include options such as cream-sauced Kentucky silver carp or duck with roasted beets and black-eyed peas. This is the top pick in town, and one of the state’s best eats.
Traditional Mexican fare & margaritas served in an artsy, low-key setting with an on-site gallery.
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Tribeca
127 Market House Square
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Traditional Mexican fare & margaritas served in an artsy, low-key setting with an on-site gallery.
Silent Brigade Distillery is in the Historical section of Downtown Paducah KY free tastings of Award Winning Moonshine and live music every weekend with full bar and large selection of Kentucky Bourbon.
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Silent Brigade Distillery
426 Broadway St
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Silent Brigade Distillery is in the Historical section of Downtown Paducah KY free tastings of Award Winning Moonshine and live music every weekend with full bar and large selection of Kentucky Bourbon.
Long-running bakeshop serving artisan loaves, cookies & pastries, plus sandwiches & gourmet cheeses.
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Kirchhoff's Deli
118 Marine Way
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Long-running bakeshop serving artisan loaves, cookies & pastries, plus sandwiches & gourmet cheeses.
Local, family owned fresh seafood restaurant in Paducah, KY. Over 40 years of experience. Crab bites, oysters, catfish, Mahi, salmon, shrimp and more!!!
Strickland's Seafood Restaurant
900 N 32nd St
Local, family owned fresh seafood restaurant in Paducah, KY. Over 40 years of experience. Crab bites, oysters, catfish, Mahi, salmon, shrimp and more!!!
Laid-back eatery with retro decor & a jukebox turning out specialty pies, subs & other comfort fare.
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Pizza By the Pound
600 N 32nd St
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Laid-back eatery with retro decor & a jukebox turning out specialty pies, subs & other comfort fare.
Car-hop service features at this retro, neon-lit diner with burgers, shakes, ice cream & pinball.
Parker's Drive-In Restaurant and Catering
2921 Lone Oak Rd
Car-hop service features at this retro, neon-lit diner with burgers, shakes, ice cream & pinball.

Movie Theater

Offbeat theater showcasing classic, foreign, indie & children's movies, with an on-site art gallery.
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Maiden Valley Cinema
112 Maiden Alley
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Offbeat theater showcasing classic, foreign, indie & children's movies, with an on-site art gallery.
Chain of movie theaters, some with multiple screens, stadium seats & self-service ticketing kiosks.
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Cinemark Paducah
5159 Hinkleville Rd
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Chain of movie theaters, some with multiple screens, stadium seats & self-service ticketing kiosks.

Winery

Come see where Kentucky grapes are turned into award-winning wines and enjoy wine and cheese in the tasting room.
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Purple Toad Winery
4275 Old US Hwy 45 S
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Come see where Kentucky grapes are turned into award-winning wines and enjoy wine and cheese in the tasting room.