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“Beautiful Floodwall Murals”
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Floodwall Murals
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Paducah
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Owner description: Murals painted on floodwalls depicting the history of the Paducah area.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The Paducah flood wall was built after the devastating flood of 1937 In which some 27,000 citizens had to be evacuated. The flood reached its highest point on February 2. Nearly ninety-five percent of Paducah was submerged as water levels swelled to 60.8 feet. The floodwall was constructed between August 1939 and July 1949 and stands at 14 feet which is 3 feet higher that the 1937 record flood. Since completion the flood wall has protected Paducah numerous times with the second highest flood at Paducah of 55.03 ft on May 5, 2011.
Renowned artist Robert Dafford has transformed this concrete wall into a beautiful collection of murals that show Paducah's rich history in lifesized paintings. These panoramic "Portraits of Paducah's Past" bring to life the story of Paducah in color and imagery in a way that must be seen to appreciate. You can walk along the flood wall and view each mural at your leisure.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fun and easy to see these murals near the river. A fast study of the history of the town and the river.

Thank Lawrie W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend here. We took a chance on the way home from Nashville to Minnesota to pull off and grab a bite to eat. The sign said historic downtown and riverfront 4 miles. What a hidden gem! Truly historic and the murals along the river and great! Wish we would have had a full day to explore this place even more!

Thank Seth H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

. . . I can't say that your eyes will bug out with delight. Having said that these murals are so interesting. They offer the history of Paducah in paintings that are vivid and beautiful. So much pride in their history and totally justified. It was COLD and still I enjoyed walking and learning. Do this if you enjoy learning about the past.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We've been to numerous river towns that had murals on the levee walls, but these are REAL good! Each one also has a plaque describing the scene and historical value. Spend some time here, it's worth it.

Thank tal5418
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