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Discover Our Museum


Explore the past, 

navigate the future.

At the Inland Waterways Museum you will learn captivating stories and interact with exhibits to experience the rich heritage of inland waterways. Our museum offers a unique blend of education and entertainment, making it suitable for visitors of all ages. We offer special discounts for our partners, children, senior citizens, and veterans. Come and discover the wonders of the river at our amazing facility. We hope that you will leave with a newfound appreciation for the inland waterways.

Plan your visit



Monday - Saturday

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed on Sunday


Memorial Day

Independence Day (July 4)

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

New Year's Day

Any other closings will be posted on our social media. 


Adults: $12

Seniors (60+): $10

Children (4-17): $8

Group Rates (Minimum of 10 people per group)

Guided Tour:

Adults: $10 per person

Children: $7 per person

Self-Guided Tour:

Adults: $8 per person

Children: $5 per person

Field Trips

To book a field trip, please email or click HERE

Contact Us



Opening Hours

Mon - Sat

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Inland Waterways Museum is located in historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky.

Whether you're looking for fine dining, an educational experience,

or a quiet place to get some work done, there is something for

everyone in Paducah! The best part is

you can experience it all without ever getting in your car! 

Be sure to check out to see all the things Paducah has to offer! 

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