Paducah Guidebook

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Paducah Guidebook

Art Scene

Paducah's Lowertown Arts District is an historic area adjacent to Downtown Paducah. You'll find art galleries and unique shops, along with local breweries, moonshine and bourbon distilleries, and great local restaurants in these areas of our beautiful little river city.
The National Quilt Museum is a must see while visiting Downtown Paducah. Amazing quilts from around the globe. Don't miss it.
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The National Quilt Museum is a must see while visiting Downtown Paducah. Amazing quilts from around the globe. Don't miss it.

Sightseeing

Paducah's African-American Museum & Hotel (CIRCA 1909). Visit Paducah's hidden gem, The Hotel Metropolitan Paducah's own African-American Hotel & Museum is steeped in black herstory & history. When you get to the Hotel Metropolitan, it’s easy to see the charm it brings to Paducah, but what you can’t see are the stories that are inside about its history. Betty Dobson is the hotel director. One thing she really enjoys about her job is giving tours. “When they grab the stairwell, they’re grabbing the same stairwell that all those famous people —Ike and Tina Turner, Billie Holiday, Thurgood Marshall. They all had their hands on this particular railing going up to their rooms,” said Dobson. In 1909, 24-year-old widow Maggie Steed saw a business opportunity in Paducah. The thriving African-American community was in need of a hotel. In the days of segregation, African-Americans could not buy rooms at white hotels. The Hotel Metropolitan was the first hotel in Paducah operated by and for African-Americans. It symbolizes a cultural oasis in a time of segregation, and was a stop along the old Chitlin’ Circuit for traveling musicians who weren’t allowed to access white hotels. For guided tours (by appointment) call 270-443-7918. Located at 724 Oscar Cross Ave, Paducah, KY 42003.
Hotel Metropolitan
724 Oscar Cross Ave
Paducah's African-American Museum & Hotel (CIRCA 1909). Visit Paducah's hidden gem, The Hotel Metropolitan Paducah's own African-American Hotel & Museum is steeped in black herstory & history. When you get to the Hotel Metropolitan, it’s easy to see the charm it brings to Paducah, but what you can’t see are the stories that are inside about its history. Betty Dobson is the hotel director. One thing she really enjoys about her job is giving tours. “When they grab the stairwell, they’re grabbing the same stairwell that all those famous people —Ike and Tina Turner, Billie Holiday, Thurgood Marshall. They all had their hands on this particular railing going up to their rooms,” said Dobson. In 1909, 24-year-old widow Maggie Steed saw a business opportunity in Paducah. The thriving African-American community was in need of a hotel. In the days of segregation, African-Americans could not buy rooms at white hotels. The Hotel Metropolitan was the first hotel in Paducah operated by and for African-Americans. It symbolizes a cultural oasis in a time of segregation, and was a stop along the old Chitlin’ Circuit for traveling musicians who weren’t allowed to access white hotels. For guided tours (by appointment) call 270-443-7918. Located at 724 Oscar Cross Ave, Paducah, KY 42003.