Explore the Historic Paducah River Front

Paducah, Kentucky

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0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

27 ft

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Added by Lucas Bremer

Walk the same steps as Lewis & Clark, General Ulysses S. Grant, and Native Americans as you take in 50 unbelievable murals along the city's floodwall.

Visit Paducah's thriving riverfront and take a self-guided tour of the Paducah Wall to Wall Murals along the concrete floodwall in downtown.  These works of art depict Paducah's  rich history in more than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist Robert Dafford and the Dafford Murals Team.

Continue on by walking along the riverfront or enjoying some time taking in the beauty of the Ohio River and its river traffic.  Just upstream of Paducah is the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers. 

Paducah's history is rich. Plotted and named by William Clark of Lewis & Clark Fame in 1827. A significant river port, Paducah grew tremendously during the 1800's. General Ulysses S. Grant occupied Paducah during the early part of the Civil War. Paducah is also listed as a stop on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Today, Paducah is one of 9 UNESCO Creative Cities in the United States for crafts and folk art. The National Quilt Museum is also located on the Paducah Riverfront.

You can take a self guided cellphone walking tour of Paducah. Just dial 270-854-3050, listen, and experience Paducah's rich history as you walk around downtown.  Visit the city of Paducah's website to print a map and see a list of the places to visit.

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Explore the Historic Paducah River Front Reviews

We read all the plaques and found out quite a bit about the history of Paducah. Never knew a vice president was from here.

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