Since we were already in the area having a Superman adventure in Metropolis, Illinois (read all about it here), I couldn’t help but notice how close we were to Kentucky. Since we’ve never been, we thought it would be a great side trip. So off we went, over the bridge to Paducah, Kentucky.
Places to PLAY
After looking at the murals, we took a short stroll around the downtown area. Very cute buildings with plenty of history.
Places to EAT
Mellow Mushroom, 3121 Broadway St, Paducah
For lunch, we decided to eat at the new Mellow Mushroom located in the historic Coke Plant, a Paducah landmark. Loved looking at all the details from the past.
After checking out the building, we were ready to eat! The restaurant itself is pretty neat. Very spacious with local art everywhere you turn.
Unfortunately, we came at lunch time and it was pretty busy. It took forever to get our food. But our pizza and sandwich was good, and dare I say almost worth the wait.
After lunch we saw this. Have you ever seen a vending machine that sells bite-sized local art? This Art-O-Mat was so cool!
Ice Cream Factory, 3121 Broadway, Suite 2, Paducah
When we heard there was ice cream on the premises, we knew we couldn’t leave without trying. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to snap a pic. Believe me, it was good!
They had other tenants in the building including Pipers Tea & Coffee, Ochre Art. A really cool place!
While we only spent a few hours in Paducah, we enjoyed the charm that Paducah had to offer. Had we more time it would have been fun to check out these other places. (Thanks for the suggestions Paducah CVB.)