We love finding street art, murals and sculptures when we are visiting a new city. Most of the time we find one or two pieces in an area and then have to drive to find more art. But in Paducah, Kentucky you can park and walk down along the riverfront and enjoy more than fifty pieces of amazing art on the flood walls. These floodwall murals tell the history of this riverfront town and give tourists and locals an amazing way to experience the art of Robert Dafford and his talented team.
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Paducah FloodWall Murals
It’s easy to find the floodwall murals in Paducah, Kentucky. Just drive to the river, park for free and then go exploring. With over fifty pieces of art, you are sure to find something to intrigue and fascinate each person in your family.
Named the most popular tourist attraction in Kentucky by Trip Advisor in 2014, Portraits from Paducah’s Past present a public art experience available at all hours. More than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist Robert Dafford and the Dafford Murals Team. One of America’s most prolific mural artists, Dafford’s work may also be seen in France, Belgium and England.
You can tour the floodwall murals at any time of day and get a unique experience each time.
There is a cell phone walking tour that you can enjoy for FREE that will tell you about different historical buildings and locations in Paducah. Simply enter the appropriate audio stop number on your keypad. Disconnect the call while walking between stops and you can rejoin as many times as you like by dialing the tour phone number.
When you are done with your tour of the floodwall murals, there are plenty of things to do in downtown Paducah!
Stop and Eat
Just a couple blocks from the floodwalls is Kirchoffs Bakery where you can get a great lunch before you head out for your next tour.
114 – 118 South Second Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Kirchhoff’s Bakery and Deli combines Old World recipes and quality ingredients to make fresh artisan breads, delectable pastries and fresh sandwiches, soups and salads.
Find Paducah Floodwall Murals
27 The Foot of Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
Looking for more things to see and do in Paducah? Check out the River Discovery Center!