Local Area Attractions Near Paducah / I-24 / Kentucky Lake KOA Journey
Local Area Attractions Near Kentucky Lake / I-24 / Paducah KOA Journey
CALVERT CITY DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER
Less than 3 miles from KOA, this family oriented spot is open every weekend from mid-April through September 1st. Featuring DOUBLE FEATURES of 1ST RUN FILMS with a grill serving the area's best cheeseburgers! They also serve hot dogs, grilled cheese, a wide variety of incredible pizza made fresh on site and (of course) candy, popcorn and sodas. http://calvertdrivein.com/
Several museums to enjoy including Alben W. Barkley Museum (open Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.), Annie's Horsedrawn Carriages (open Thursday through Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to close), Historic Markers, Museum of the American Quilter's Society (Open year-round except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day), Paducah Railroad Museum (open Saturday 1 to 4 p.m.), The River Heritage Museum (open by appointment), William Clark Market House Museum (open Monday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and closed January through February).
Whitehaven Welcome Center
The Welcome Center offers free admission. Tours are available every half-hour from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Open 24-hours for the traveling public
Paducah International Raceway
The raceway is a 3/8 mile, clay oval track located in Paducah, KY. UMP Super Late Models, CARS Crate Late Models, UMP Open Wheel Modified, UMP Pure Streets, Warrior, and Mini Springs have raced at PIR. PIR has also hosted Demolition Derby events. The track was 1st opened in 1972, was purchased by NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (and others) in 2005, was dormant from 2016 through the reopening in 2022. The track was most recently purchased by Adam Elliott and his wife, Brittany. In addition to weekly summer races, NASCAR night brings celebrity drivers to the track to sign autographs and take a spin around the raceway. 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, KY 42003 [email protected]
Yeiser Art Center
At the Art Center, changing exhibits and permanent collections include 19th and 20th Century American, European, Asian and African Art. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information, please visit them at their website www.yeiser.org.