Paducah, KY
By Samora Noguera

When seeking a balance of historical enrichment, stunning visual images, and unforgettable experiences, travelers need look no further than Paducah, Kentucky. The birthplace of Nobel Laureates, Vice-Presidents, and Rumer Willis, Paducah is an award winning tourist destination and remains largely an undiscovered treasure. Because of its appeal for the lover of history and its inexpensive, yet unforgettable cultural experiences, encourages the exploration of Paducah, Kentucky.

Reaching Paducah is easy. The Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) is less than thirty minutes from Paducah and the Williamson County Regional Airport (KMWA) is an hour drive away. For travelers coming from outside the U.S., Nashville International Airport (BNA) is two and a half hours away but Interstate 24, US Highway 60, US Highway 45, and US Highway 62 all run through Paducah. Book your flight to Paducah with by selecting the following link: ( and enjoy our low rates. We can also help with hotel booking. Simply select the following link: ( to book a hotel.

Paducah is a must-see for the historian. Twenty blocks of downtown Paducah have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Paducah, Kentucky as one of the Dozen Distinctive cities in the U.S. because of its unique character. Paducah is home to the National Quilt Museum, the nation’s largest quilt museum. Paducah is also home to the River Discovery Center, which is located in Paducah’s oldest building and tells the story of not only Paducah, but also the entire Four Rivers Kentucky Region. The UpperTown Heritage Walking Tour takes visitors through segregation-era Paducah allowing them to see places where Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, and Jesse Owens stayed when they visited Paducah. The National Trust for Historic Preservation also named Paducah as the location of one of the five Most Romantic Main Streets because of its unique mix of 19th and 21st century design elements. For a more complete version of Paducah’s history, visitors should check out the following museums: the Tilghman Civil War Museum, the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, the Paducah Railroad Museum, and the William Clark Market House Museum.

Paducah is also full of delights for lovers of visual arts and lovers of nature. In 2000, the city began its award winning “Artist Relocation Program,” which provided local artists with monetary incentives to relocate to its downtown and lower town areas. Not only has the program become a national model for how to use the arts to promote economic development but also it gave rise to a city full of beautiful restored Victorian architecture and stunning murals. One visit will show a visitor why Yahoo selected downtown Paducah as the home of the country’s most romantic main streets. Since 2006, Paducah has hosted OMGcon, which is an anime and video game convention drawing attendees from throughout the country and has fast become a city mainstay. Nature lovers can enjoy the trees and breezes of the 120 acre Metropolis Lake State Nature Preserve as they prepare for a night of music.

Music lovers will find an eclectic musical community in Paducah. The Lowertown Art and Musical Festival happens in May and brings a mix of amateur and professional musicians and is a celebration of Kentucky’s cultural diversity. Steven Curtis Chapman, the best selling Christian artist of all time, is from Paducah and vibrant communities of gospel music and Christian Rock still exist in Paducah. The Carson Four Rivers Center is a $47 million dollar concert facility that houses over 1,800 people and brings various performing acts into the city. For the classical music lovers, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs at least once a month.

Historians, lovers of art and beauty, and lovers of music and culture will enjoy Paducah. So don’t wait, book your vacation to this still unexploited paradise with and ENJOY!!!!


  • 1. Paducah Riverwalk
  • 2. National Quilt Museum
  • 3. Wacinton Sculpture
  • 4. Whitehaven
  • 5. William Clark Market House Museum
  • 6. Pine Cone Gallery
  • 7. Lowertown Arts District
  • 8. Paducah Railroad Museum
  • 9. Paducah Gazebo Carriage
  • 10. Floodwall Murals


  • 1. American Quilter's Society National Quilt Show - April
  • 2. Spring Sausage Fest - April
  • 3. LowerTown Art & Music Festival - May
  • 4. Downtown After Dinner - May to September
  • 5. Omgcon - June
  • 6. Barbecue on the River Festival - September
  • 7. Top Gun Car Show - October
  • 8. Rivers Edge Film Festival - November


Holiday Inn Express Paducah
3994 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY

Paducah, Kentucky is an amazing city that is off the normal tourism grid. The Holiday Inn Express® Paducah is an excellent hotel option during your time in the city. The hotel is a short drive from the Barkley Regional Airport. Guests of the hotel can check-in at 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in Paducah.

The rooms of the hotel come equipped with either one king size or two double size beds. Each room of the hotel has a 27 inch color television with cable, including complimentary HBO®. There are pay per view movies available upon demand. The Holiday Inn Express® in Paducah offers complimentary high speed wireless internet so that guests can keep up with correspondence and search for fun activities in the city. Guests can also take advantage of the in-room microwave and mini refrigerator for heating or chilling drinks and foods. There is also a coffee maker in each room for vacationer’s convenience.

The Holiday Inn Express® has an indoor pool for guests to swim in or just relax. There is a fitness center that can be used by guests to keep up with their everyday fitness regime. The Holiday Inn Express® also has a business center with copying, faxing, printing and other services. If guests are in need of having their clothes washed, the hotel offers coin laundry services.

In the mornings, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast for all guests. There is a free newspaper delivered each morning to the room. Check-out from the hotel is at 12 p.m. or before on the day of departure. can assist with booking your hotel reservations; just click here ( to start searching for low pricing.