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River Discovery Center

A student experiences life on the river through the simulator at the River Discovery Center.

Celebrate Paducah's maritime legacy and lore with interactive water-filled exhibits, including a working model of a lock and dam. Captain a towboat, pleasure watercraft or Coast Guard buoy tender through various scenarios in the new pilothouse simulator. Take a turn behind the pilot wheel to experience the river traffic at the Port of Paducah.

There is also a nautical/science-themed gift shop.


Mon.-Sat., 9:30 AM-5 PM; also Sun. Apr.-Nov., 1-5 PM.

Seasons Open

Open all year



$8 adults, $5 ages 3-12, $7 seniors. Group rates available.

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