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Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

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Address: 215 Sutton St, Maysville, KY 41056-1109
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+1 606-564-5865
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Three Historic Collections in One Dynamic...

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Three Historic Collections in One Dynamic Place!Explorers. Movie Stars. Artists. Pioneers. Slaves. Everyone who ever passed through this part of Kentucky or called it home left a story behind. Some are stories of courage and great achievement, others of love and everyday survival. The more we explore those struggles and dreams, the more we understand our own. Now, by showcasing three dynamic collections in one place, the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center brings all the stories of the region into fascinating focus: Our Genealogical and Historical Research Library, sheds light on the people and events of a seven-county area through an extensive collection of books, manuscripts and documents from colonial times. Our Regional History Museum illuminates the past through award-winning dioramas, more than 4,000 regional artifacts and a gallery of fine art related to the area. Our KSB Miniatures Collection looks at the world from a new perspective through mesmerizing, 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, furnishings, clothing, artwork and people. And our Changing Exhibits Gallery that has been host to award-winning traveling exhibits such as the "The World We Create", "Children Just Like Me", "The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre", "Brain Teasers", "Everybody Eats", "Herblock" and many others. Step outside the Center, and you'll discover that Maysville's stately architecture has more than a few great tales to tell, as does the pioneer graveyard located behind the Center. Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center!

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The Breathtaking Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection

I explored miniature venues any where I traveled over the last year. The KSB Miniatures Collection here is the best I've seen! No pictures allowed inside, so miniaturists need... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I explored miniature venues any where I traveled over the last year. The KSB Miniatures Collection here is the best I've seen! No pictures allowed inside, so miniaturists need to savor every moment of their visit! Of course, your spouses may be excused to learn of the history of Maysville, KN while there :)

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the detailed displays of miniatures. It took at least an hour. The hostess was very helpful. Recommended Chandlers for lunch.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place came highly recommended by the folks at the local diner so we strolled on over for a visit. It was probably 10-15 minutes til closing time and we were denied admittance. I guess they like to get out a few minutes early on a Saturday. Next time we are in Maysville we will check it out and get... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We made a day trip from Cincinnati to visit the museum. The drive along the river is nice and takes about an hour, depending on where in Cincinnati you start from. It is amazing to see all the little displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Cute museum lots of history! Very nice and clean the staff were very sweet and kind to us would recommend

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the museum specifically to see their amazing collection of miniatures -- dollhouse-scale furniture, accessories, dollhouses and palaces. The entire collection was donated to the museum by one woman, and she was clearly an avid collector, with ample funds to get the best craftsmanship on her custom pieces, as well as great vintage pieces. The wing holding the collection... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tucked away in this Kentucky river town is a museum with an amazing miniature collection and other interesting exhibits. Calling them "doll houses" way understates what you will see at the museum. There are a couple of traditional doll houses, but more are extraordinary miniature works, crafted and detailed in perfect replicas of historic sites, both real and imaginary. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Staff is nice. Nice collection of miniatures, history, and river works display. Admission price is reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Only got to the miniature collection. 2 hours and AMAZING. Adults and children will enjoy. Will come back for sure to bring others.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The miniatures were pretty incredible and there were so many of them--palaces, jewelry stores, fairy tales, churches, and way more. We also visited the hands-on naturally resources display and our 7 year old and 10 year old really enjoyed this.

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