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Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

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Address: 1620 Winchester Ave, Ashland, KY 41101-7639
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Nearly had the place to ourselves on a rainy afternoon!

Friends live near Ashland and took us to the Discovery Center so our grandbaby could explore on a rainy afternoon. Unfortunately, they were remodeling, which is a good thing, but... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Flatwoods, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We took our then 2 year old to see what this museum had to offer. They have some very interesting exhibits. My favorite was the music wall...check it out! In the basement they have a discovery center for kids with all kinds of things to play on or in. We had to pry my son away kicking and screaming when... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Friends live near Ashland and took us to the Discovery Center so our grandbaby could explore on a rainy afternoon. Unfortunately, they were remodeling, which is a good thing, but bathrooms were closed while we were there and the dust was incredible. We didn't receive a discount which I thought would have been nice considering the inconvenience but it wasn't... More 

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1 Thank candacejo
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for family fun! There is always something to do. You can take your kids there and have an awesome time!

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Thank Delaney H
Ashland, Kentucky
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is a surprise if you are looking for interesting articles of the past. Several unique displays provide many interesting looks at items and scenes from the earlier years of Eastern Kentucky and the Ashland area. Nice place to take the kids for a learning experience and a nice way to spend a couple of hours... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

The Highland Museum located in a portion of the former Parson's Department Store is a great venue for events. The enlarged photographs and the ever-changing presentations are great nostalgic reminders of the past yet the museum has progressed to be a part of the present and the future. The gift shop has a number of items reminiscent of the area... More 

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Ironton
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great to get a membership this allows you to visit other museums around the U.S beside here. Rainy afternoon with kids keeps them entertained for some time. Kept nice and staff friendly.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is located in the heart of downtown Ashland. As of this writing, they are promoting an exhibit featuring the contributions made by the people of northeastern Kentucky during World War Two. Uniforms, newspaper covers, and captured equipment from Germany and Japan are part of the display. On permanent display is the Country Music Highway,... More 

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WV
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

This museum is very small, but very entertaining! Nice little exhibit of local country music. A interesting place to visit when your looking for something to do on a weekend afternoon!

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1 Thank WVPhotography
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Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

So much interactive fun for Little kids here! Lots of imaginative play areas and kids of all ages had a great time. Would highly recommend!

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

Did not visit the museum, because I could not find a place to park. I circled the block several times and found all the metered spaces occupied and every other space designated for other businesses. I just said 'forget it' and moved along to my next destination. Their website needs to reflect the lack of parking and suggestions where to... More 

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