| Paducah is a small city on the Ohio River in Western Kentucky with a booming riverfront restaurant trade and arts scene in part driven by the city's Artist relocation program which offers interest free housing loans, and other subsidies for established artists willing to relocate from New York, San Francisco, or elsewhere. |
• Paducah Wall to Wall. Murals on the Ohio River Floodwall.
• Museum of the American Quilter's Society
• Yeiser Art Center
• William Clark Market House Museum
• River Heritage Museum
• Paducah Railroad Museum
• Maiden Alley Cinema . Award-winning films every weekend.
• River's Edge Film Festival . First class international film festival in August.
• STUDIO mars . The working studio of Paul Lorenz located at 418 N. 7th Street in LowerTown. The studio is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5, and by appointment Sundays thru Thursday. The studio features oil paintings and Bauhaus inspired drawings.
• 520 Studio Gallery. 520 Madison
• AIR Studios. 621-629 Madison
• Angled Art. 228 N. 9th Street. 270.217.4330
• Aphrodite Gallery. 503 N. 7th Street. 270.444.6871
• Cafe Minou. 329 N. 5th Street
• Christian Art Center. 415 N. 6th Street #1. 270.243.0444
• Dancing Dog Studio. 521 Madison
• Dog in the Garden. 323 Madison
• Freda Fairchild Gallery. 328 N. 8th Street
• Gallery 5. 803 Madison. 270.444.2020
• Global Nomad. 502 N. 6th Street. 270.443.5316
• I Colori Divini. 326 N. 7th Street. 270.442.1771
• Leaping Trout Studio. 723 Madison
• Mark Palmer Gallery. 524 Harrison. 270.444.2056
• Mentor House Gallery. 332 N. 6th Street
• O Gallery. 614 Madison
• Pinecone Gallery. 421 N. 7th Street. 270.443.1433
• Studio E. 415 N. 7th Street
• Studio Mars. 418 N. 7th Street
• Vonneshe Designs. 611 Madison
• Working Artist Studio. 303 N. 8th Street. 270.441.7844
• C.C. Cohen Restaurant & Bar 103 Broadway. +1 270 442-6391.
• Cynthia's. 125 Market House Sq. +1 270 443-3319
• d.Starnes BBQ. 108 Broadway. +1 270 442-2122
• Gold Rush Cafe and Catering Service. Corner of 4th & Broadway. +1 270 443-4422
• Italian Village. 125 S. 3rd St. +1 270 442-9500
• Kincaid's Crossing Steakhouse & Pub. One Executive Blvd. (Inside Executive Inn). +1 270 443-8000
• Kirchhoff's Bakery, Deli & Market. 116 Market House Square. +1 270 442-7117
• Max's Brick Oven Café. 112 Market House Sq. +1 270 575-3473. Sometimes it can be hard to find good bread in small-town America. That's why it can be such a thrill to find a place like Max's. Make it a lunch stop on your way.
• Moss Rose Cafe. 119 Market House Sq. +1 270 575-4828
• Patio Dining Room. One Executive Blvd. (Inside Executive Inn). +1 270 443-8000
• Tribeca Mexican Cuisine. 127 Mkt. House Sq. +1 270 444-3960
• Whaler's Catch. 123 N. 2nd St. +1 270 444-7701
• CaféMinou. 329 North 5th Street. +1 270 443-0331. 5pm-11pm Tue-Sat. A fusion style restaurant located between the Lowertown Arts District and Downtown.
• The Global Nomad. 502 North 6th Street. +1 270 443-5316. The front two rooms of this victorian house in the Arts district have been converted into a café and giftshop. The conversion is to good effect, having created a comfortable place to relax over a cup of the house roast or one of 10 rotating specialty coffees. The owners are from Lausanne, Switzerland by way of Kenya, and donate some of the proceeds to Kenyan medical relief.
Pull up a chair and a book, or get out your laptop to use the Free WiFi. $1 coffee. $4 sandwiches.
• Jeremiah's Restaurant & Brewpub - 225 Broadway. 270-443-3991
• Paducah Harbor Plaza 201 Broadway. +1 270 442 2698 or +1 800 719 7799. Just blocks from the Ohio river; renovated.
• Fox Briar Inn at RiverPlace 100 C Broadway. +1 270 443 7004 or +1 877 FOX INN1. Distinguished by jacuzzis in some of the rooms, a kitchen for guest use and nice river views.
• Fisher Mansion Bed & Breakfast 901 Jefferson Street. +1 270-443-0716. Restored Queen Anne with nice antique furnishing.
• 1857's Bed & Breakfast 127 Market House Square. +1 270 444 3960, Fax +1 270 444 6309.
• Executive Inn Paducah Riverfront One Executive Blvd. +1 270 443 8000 or +1 800 866 3636.
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Most visitors will arrive by car: Interstate Highway 24 describes a semi-circle Paducah from the northwest where it crosses the Ohio River into Southern Illinois to the southeast where it meets the Kentucky Turnpike near Lake Barkley. You could also reach Paducah from the east or the west using U.S. Highway 60.
There are several commercial flights per day from the Barkley regional airport 4 miles west of town to and from St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee.
• Land Between the Lakes. Outdoor recreation area.
• Market District. Revitalized starting in the early 1990s, Paducah's riverfront downtown boasts a charming restaurants, shops, museums and an active farmer's market. A particularly unique offering is that of the mural-covered Ohio River flood walls, which are well worth an afternoon of your time.
• Lowertown Arts District. The centerpiece of Paducah's Artist Relocation Program, Lowertown plays host to a dozen or so art galleries of varying reputation, one of the friendly coffee houses ever and a fine-dining fusion style restaurant. How could you go wrong? In general the feel of the neighborhood is reminiscent of New Orleans' Garden District, at least before the storm and floods of 2005. If you make art yourself the city might even be willing to buy you a house here.