Julie's Guidebook

Julie
Julie's Guidebook

Sightseeing

My loft is located in the trendy Lowertown Arts District of Paducah. It is one of the most desirable neighborhoods full of art galleries, shops, and historic homes. It is a neighborhood full of friendly, fun people only a few blocks walk or drive to Broadway Street and all the downtown shops and restaurants. Street festivals like the Lowertown Arts Festival and Barbecue on the River are just steps from my front door.
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Paducah City-Lowertown
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My loft is located in the trendy Lowertown Arts District of Paducah. It is one of the most desirable neighborhoods full of art galleries, shops, and historic homes. It is a neighborhood full of friendly, fun people only a few blocks walk or drive to Broadway Street and all the downtown shops and restaurants. Street festivals like the Lowertown Arts Festival and Barbecue on the River are just steps from my front door.
This is a rest area in a historic mansion. It is about a 10 minute drive from the loft.
Whitehaven Welcome Center
1845 Lone Oak Rd
This is a rest area in a historic mansion. It is about a 10 minute drive from the loft.
The riverfront in Paducah is a beautiful area near downtown. You can walk around and check out the painted floodwall.
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Historic Riverfront
27 The Foot of Broadway
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The riverfront in Paducah is a beautiful area near downtown. You can walk around and check out the painted floodwall.
This is a beautiful historic area downtown with the Market House Theater and other shops/bars/local restaurants.
Market House Square
This is a beautiful historic area downtown with the Market House Theater and other shops/bars/local restaurants.

Museum

The National Quilt Museum is one of the top destinations for visitors of Paducah. The bi-annual quilt show is held every year in the Spring and again in the Fall and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Quilters may also be interested in checking out Hancock Fabrics or Quilt In A Day.
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The National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson Street
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The National Quilt Museum is one of the top destinations for visitors of Paducah. The bi-annual quilt show is held every year in the Spring and again in the Fall and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Quilters may also be interested in checking out Hancock Fabrics or Quilt In A Day.
A kid-friendly place to learn all about the river industry in Paducah.
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River Discovery Center
117 South Water Street
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A kid-friendly place to learn all about the river industry in Paducah.
This is a local museum in downtown Paducah near the Market House Theater.
William Clark Market House Museum
121 Market House Square
This is a local museum in downtown Paducah near the Market House Theater.
A local art museum that showcases art from local and international artists.
Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway St
A local art museum that showcases art from local and international artists.

Food scene

This is a cute coffee shop/hangout right around the corner a block away.
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Etcetera Coffeehouse
320 North 6th Street
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This is a cute coffee shop/hangout right around the corner a block away.
a nice restaurant that is a converted railroad depot- you'll need to drive to this place from the loft
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the freight house
330 S 3rd St
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a nice restaurant that is a converted railroad depot- you'll need to drive to this place from the loft
a really nice sit-down restaurant with a nice atmosphere
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Grill 211
211 Broadway St
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a really nice sit-down restaurant with a nice atmosphere
a casual place with some of the best barbecue I've ever had!
Starnes Barbecue
1008 Joe Clifton Dr
a casual place with some of the best barbecue I've ever had!
a nice sit down restaurant and bar
Shandies
202 Broadway Street
a nice sit down restaurant and bar
a nice sit down Asian restaurant with really good sushi
Jasmine Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar
451 Jordan Dr
a nice sit down Asian restaurant with really good sushi
a tropical theme restaurant near the mall area
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Flamingo Row
2640 Perkins Creek Dr
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a tropical theme restaurant near the mall area
a hip pizza place inside the old Coca Cola plant
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Mellow Mushroom
3121 Broadway St
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a hip pizza place inside the old Coca Cola plant

Bars/Wineries/Breweries/Nightlife

This brewery is located in the old Coca Cola plant and is a local favorite. The pizza restaurant Mellow Mushroom and Pipers Tea are also located in the same building which is a popular hangout.
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Dry Ground Brewing Company
3121 Broadway Street
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This brewery is located in the old Coca Cola plant and is a local favorite. The pizza restaurant Mellow Mushroom and Pipers Tea are also located in the same building which is a popular hangout.
A local distillery
Silent Brigade Distillery
426 Broadway St
A local distillery
A popular local bar that often has a live band
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JPs Bar & Grill
119 Market House Square
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A popular local bar that often has a live band
A local bar nearby on 3rd Street
Johnson Bar
133 S 3rd St
A local bar nearby on 3rd Street
This is a local bar right downtown near Market House Square.
The Bully Gorilla Bar
117 Market House Square
This is a local bar right downtown near Market House Square.
A popular local club
Night Moves
A popular local club
This is a local brewery only a few blocks away.
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Paducah Beer Werks
301 North 4th Street
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This is a local brewery only a few blocks away.
This is a local winery everyone loves! In addition to the winery, they also hold weddings and receptions- you may want to call ahead before heading over to make sure the winery is open.
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Purple Toad Winery
4275 Old US Hwy 45 S
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This is a local winery everyone loves! In addition to the winery, they also hold weddings and receptions- you may want to call ahead before heading over to make sure the winery is open.
This local bar is downtown only a few blocks away.
Barrel & Bond
100 Broadway Street
This local bar is downtown only a few blocks away.
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Max's Brick Oven Cafe
Market House Square
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A short drive away is the wine trail in Southern Illinois. There are quite a few wineries to check out and you can spend all day going from winery to winery. Blue Sky and Owl Creek are 2 local favorites! Make sure you have a designated driver if you decide to go on the wine trail. You can do a google search to find a map online.
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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
2865 Hickory Ridge Rd
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A short drive away is the wine trail in Southern Illinois. There are quite a few wineries to check out and you can spend all day going from winery to winery. Blue Sky and Owl Creek are 2 local favorites! Make sure you have a designated driver if you decide to go on the wine trail. You can do a google search to find a map online.
A popular winery on the wine trail just a short drive away
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Blue Sky Vineyard
3150 South Rocky Comfort Road
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A popular winery on the wine trail just a short drive away

Shopping

The mall area over on Hinkleville Road has Kentucky Oaks Mall which has a Dillards, H&M, Homegoods, Dicks Sporting Goods, and a variety of other chain stores. Nearby shopping centers outside the mall have stores such as Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Books a Million, Kohls, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Sams Club, Lowes, etc.
Kentucky Oaks Mall
5101 Hinkleville Road
The mall area over on Hinkleville Road has Kentucky Oaks Mall which has a Dillards, H&M, Homegoods, Dicks Sporting Goods, and a variety of other chain stores. Nearby shopping centers outside the mall have stores such as Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Books a Million, Kohls, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Sams Club, Lowes, etc.
This is one of several downtown Paducah shops on or near Broadway Street.
Paducah Antique Mall
407 Broadway Street
This is one of several downtown Paducah shops on or near Broadway Street.
This is a huge fabric/quilting supply store for crafters.
Hancock's of Paducah
3841 Hinkleville Road
This is a huge fabric/quilting supply store for crafters.
The farmers market is usually open downtown on Saturdays. I'm not sure if it is every Saturday during the summer or if they have a schedule so please check it out online before going.
Downtown Paducah Farmer Market
306 North 2nd Street
The farmers market is usually open downtown on Saturdays. I'm not sure if it is every Saturday during the summer or if they have a schedule so please check it out online before going.

Entertainment

This theater with 12 screens plays all of the larger blockbuster movies when they come out.
Cinemark Paducah
5159 Hinkleville Rd
This theater with 12 screens plays all of the larger blockbuster movies when they come out.
This small historic theater located in Market House Square downtown usually plays more of the independent films.
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Maiden Alley Cinema
112 Maiden Alley
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This small historic theater located in Market House Square downtown usually plays more of the independent films.
This is an escape room over by the mall that usually has 3-4 different escape games you can choose from. Some of them are kid-friendly while others are adult oriented. You have an hour to figure out all the clues and try to escape from the room. You will need to buy tickets before you go over there. If you are by yourself, you can get them to pair you up with another group.
Talon Falls Escape
451 Jordan Drive
This is an escape room over by the mall that usually has 3-4 different escape games you can choose from. Some of them are kid-friendly while others are adult oriented. You have an hour to figure out all the clues and try to escape from the room. You will need to buy tickets before you go over there. If you are by yourself, you can get them to pair you up with another group.
This is an awesome haunted theme park with several haunted houses, a hayride, and a few other attractions. It is about a 30 minute drive from the loft. I went with a group and had a blast. I am not sure if they only have this in the Fall or if it is year round. You’ll need to call and check. I would not recommend this for very small children- we did take my 11 year old nephew and he wasn’t scared and really seemed to like it.
Talon Falls Screampark
2932 KY-849
This is an awesome haunted theme park with several haunted houses, a hayride, and a few other attractions. It is about a 30 minute drive from the loft. I went with a group and had a blast. I am not sure if they only have this in the Fall or if it is year round. You’ll need to call and check. I would not recommend this for very small children- we did take my 11 year old nephew and he wasn’t scared and really seemed to like it.
An art studio with various classes for people of all ages. It is conveniently located 2 blocks away from the loft
Ephemera Paducah
333 North 9th Street
An art studio with various classes for people of all ages. It is conveniently located 2 blocks away from the loft
An art studio with classes you can sign up to take and create different artwork. Located downtown a few blocks away.
MAKE
628 Broadway St
An art studio with classes you can sign up to take and create different artwork. Located downtown a few blocks away.
Across the river in Metropolis, IL there is a local casino. It used to be on a riverboat but I believe it is located inside or nearby the hotel now.
Harrah's Metropolis Casino & Hotel
Across the river in Metropolis, IL there is a local casino. It used to be on a riverboat but I believe it is located inside or nearby the hotel now.

Outdoors

This large park has a lake with ducks. There is an area set up as a playground for children. At Christmas time they have a light show you can drive through in the park.
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Bob Noble Park
2801 Park Avenue
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This large park has a lake with ducks. There is an area set up as a playground for children. At Christmas time they have a light show you can drive through in the park.
If you are staying awhile, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are just a short 45 minute drive. There are several places you can rent boats or camping space, but you should call ahead to check availability.
Kentucky Lake
If you are staying awhile, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are just a short 45 minute drive. There are several places you can rent boats or camping space, but you should call ahead to check availability.
This water park up by the lake is a 45 minute drive. They have quite a few water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool for kids. This is a fun option during the summer months!
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Venture River Water Park
280 Park Pl
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This water park up by the lake is a 45 minute drive. They have quite a few water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool for kids. This is a fun option during the summer months!
This area between the lakes is a nice place in nature for hiking or visiting. I believe there is a museum as well.
Land Between the Lakes
This area between the lakes is a nice place in nature for hiking or visiting. I believe there is a museum as well.
This gorgeous area in Southern Illinois just a short drive away is the perfect hiking spot.
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Garden of the Gods
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This gorgeous area in Southern Illinois just a short drive away is the perfect hiking spot.
The Shawnee National Forest is an expansive forest in Southern Illinois that has many beautiful hiking trails. Perfect for a day outdoors!
Shawnee National Forest
The Shawnee National Forest is an expansive forest in Southern Illinois that has many beautiful hiking trails. Perfect for a day outdoors!