10 Museums to Discover

10 Museums to Discover

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Not sure how the weather’s going to act this season? Be prepared for rain, sun or snow and spend a day at one of Kentucky’s exciting museums!

Corbin Rail Museum in Corbin, KY: A state-of-the-art, interactive railroad museum; showcasing the L&N Railroad and the people who built and worked on them through interactive real-life experiences.

Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY: A venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, petting zoo, zip line adventure course and much more.

Museum of the Barrens in Glasgow, KY: Historic exhibits and genealogical resources for 5 county area, known as the Barrens. Explore and discover the history of life in South Central Kentucky.

Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, KY: Features multiple temporary exhibits a year, including photographs from the Tony Leonard Collection. Other displays include jewelry, bibelots, dollhouses, the Shell Grotto, Library & beautiful Marylou Whitney Rose Garden.

Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY: One-of-a-kind experience, tour historic Churchill Downs, get lost in two floors of exhibits, view “The Greatest Race”, a full-circle movie about the 1st Saturday in May, dine in the Derby Cafe, select the perfect hat in the Gift Shop & more.

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center in Maysville, KY: Genealogical and Historical Research Library, Regional History Museum with Dioramas, Art Gallery, Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Gallery and Museum Shop.

Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, KY: All aboard for family fun. Journey on a 22 mile excursion through the Rolling Fork River Valley. 11 miles south of Bardstown.

National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY: Over 13,000 square feet of rotating exhibits featuring quilts and fiber art. Stained glass art, wooden quilt, award-winning gift shop and more!

Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, KY: 50 magnificent machines from the past, all museum quality. Many classic and special interest vehicles on display.

WaterWorks Museum in Louisville, KY: Tells the story of how water shaped the city & public health. The museum contains a vast archive of historic photographs, memorabilia and a 1938 silent film.


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