Founded in 2021 as a new way for locals and visitors to explore the rich history of Paducah, Kentucky.
Join Atomic City Tours as they walk you through Paducah’s unsavory past. Learn about the city’s former “red light district,” discover the location where multiple Western Kentucky moonshiners were tried for the selling and distilling of the illegal substance.
Did you know a Wild West Show called Paducah home? That’s right! Learn about the infamous characters who created Buckskin Bill’s Wild West Show. Visit a spot associated with one of Paducah’s longest unsolved murders that occurred on the most dangerous road in Western Kentucky, Paducah’s Pool Road. Learn about these topics and others on our Wicked Paducah walking tour!
The 0.5 mile low-intensity tour is 60 minutes, wheelchair accessible, and features five stops along the scenic streets of Paducah’s downtown. This tour meets on the sidewalk in front of the Columbia Theater at 504 Broadway Street, Paducah, Kentucky, 42001.
Did you know that there are more people buried at Oak Grove than the population of Paducah today? Each one has their own story, their own history, and their own secrets; however, some have more interesting tales than most and some families have skeletons in their closets. The founders, the famous, and the infamous, are all buried right there, side by side. Among the famous are Irvin Cobb, who rests under a dogwood tree. Lynn Boyd is also there who had a hand in the compromise of 1820 and the Jackson Purchase. Then of course, there is the famous ghost and story of Della Barnes. On the infamous side, there is Mary Rockwell, a murderess who murdered her three children. These are just a few of the stories you can experience at Oak Grove!
On this hour and a half tour, we visit the locations of Carson's bottling factories, the first business to which he sold a bottled Coke, and his house on Jefferson Street. You will also learn about the impacts of the 1937 flood on the city of Paducah and Carson’s Coca-Cola operation. We conclude the tour with a walking tour of Carson’s Art Deco-inspired bottling factory, now known as “The Coke Plant.”
Forgotten Spirits is a downtown guided walking tour that focuses on Paducah's rich connections to the bourbon industry. Participants will learn the history of four bourbon brands connected to Paducah.
The 0.7 mile low-intensity tour is 60 minutes, wheelchair accessible, and features nine stops along the scenic streets of Paducah's downtown and riverfront.
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