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The Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
+1 270-745-2592
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Great place to learn about KY items. There is much more to see than expected. Love the homemade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BizzTeacher
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
A must-see for everyone!

My husband and I just came back from The Kentucky Museum. What a treat that was! Firstoff, we are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MaryannF650
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features rich collections of decorative arts,artifacts focusing on Duncan Hines, the Civil War, Quilts, the Snell collection of European art and iconic items from America’s leaders in various fields, Dale Earnhardt, Jimmy Carter, Sandra Day O’Conner, Ken Burns, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charlie Daniels, Liza Minnelli and many, many more.
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1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn about KY items. There is much more to see than expected. Love the homemade crafts and learning more about the great state of KY.

Thank BizzTeacher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just came back from The Kentucky Museum. What a treat that was! Firstoff, we are not museum seeking tourists. However, a few things advertised peaked our interest. "Duncan Hines was a Real Man". According to the museum, "...a sizable area is...More

2  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the Quilt section. There are other items to take in as well. There are several floors and an elevator. You do some walking also.

Thank flamingogal13
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a much larger museum than expected with multiple floors. Additionally, there are a wide range of exhibits. I really like the older historical architecture of the building with wood and brick throughout. Parking looked limited and may be an issue when WKU school...More

Thank adc7236
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a pleasant regional museum with a little bit of everything--local history, Civil War, fine art, arts and crafts, quilts...The Duncan Hines exhibit was unexpected and surprisingly engrossing. The exhibits were mostly small but well curated. The staff was friendly and helpful. Note: the...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great place to visit and spend a couple of hours. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Very interesting collection for everyone's interest.

Thank Mike32765
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were there while they had the white oak basket exhibit. They also has civil war, slavery, quilts and even a copy Mona Lisa painting. The halls were full of art, paintings , pottery, photos, etc. all in all a wonderful stop. You will enjoy

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Excellent curation and friendly staff. Very interesting Historical details. Excellent choice if you love history

Thank GrannaJoan
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We try to go when we are in BG. It has so much to offer and changing exhibits of all Kentucky History. I love seeing things that are BG-centric like Duncan Hines original stove and Fruit of the Loom ads. The furniture exhibits have me...More

Thank dbwbear
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We would give the museum 4.5 if possible. We had a nice time and will return another time. We would have liked to have seen a bit more Kentucky facts and labels were absent from some of the exhibits on the first floor after the...More

Thank REClark211
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