We welcome you to historic Paducah. We invite you to come and stay awhile! Paducah was first admired by William Clark as he made his way downriver in the early 1800s. Many others through the centuries, including famed humorist Irvin Cobb, would come to admire the river city as a beautiful place to linger. Today it's still a favored destination for those who long for the hospitality of a small town with all the amenities of a world-class UNESCO city. For more than 20 years, the City of Paducah has flourished with its Main Street program. The City of Paducah with the executive board & Paducah Main Street, serves the community through promoting economic development in Paducah’s historic downtown and the Lower Town Arts District.
Paducah: Create a Memory
Paducah's historic downtown and Lower Town Arts District offer a wide variety of arts, recreation, and entertainment venues sure to appeal to every taste and style. Five museums, 36 galleries and studios, 21 local eateries, more than 30 specialty shops, as well as ongoing festivals and events are all situated in one of the most charming river cities in the country.
Paducah: Build a Life
Paducah's historic downtown and the Lower Town Arts District are among the most charming and desirable neighborhoods in the country. With arts, culture and recreation all within walking distance and an excess of charm and personality, the historic Downtown and Lower Town offers the highest quality of life. Visit Paducah's Homegrown Farmers’ Market from now through mid-November for a wide selection of produce, breads, herbs, and fresh honey.
Paducah: Develop a Business
Paducah Main Street has amassed all of the economic development, regulatory, and business resources you'll need to establish a thriving business in the historic area. It is committed to the economic health and vitality of the downtown and the Lower Town Arts District, offering ongoing marketing support, in addition to significant incentives to build successful businesses within the district.