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The Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
+1 270-745-2592
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A little well spent museum time

On the grounds of the University of Kentucky in its own separate building, a museum worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Vettegirl03
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Middletown, New York
Get a taste of KY history

Great place to visit on WKU's campus. Learn about KY history. Lots of photos and memorabilia to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Melinda T
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Located on the grounds of Western Kentucky University, the museum features rich collections of decorative arts,artifacts focusing on Duncan Hines, the Civil War, Quilts, the Snell collection of European art and iconic items from America’s leaders in various fields, Dale Earnhardt, Jimmy Carter, Sandra Day O’Conner, Ken Burns, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charlie Daniels, Liza Minnelli and many, many more.
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1444 Kentucky St, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3479
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the grounds of the University of Kentucky in its own separate building, a museum worth visiting. Learn about their newest exhibit, Bosnia. Learn about Duncan Hines, a self made man who drove around the country tasting restaurant foods like Diners, Drive ins and Dives...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Great place to visit on WKU's campus. Learn about KY history. Lots of photos and memorabilia to see. A very interesting stop.

Thank Melinda T
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Been here dozens of times over the years. A wonderful museum for local and state culture and history. Been awhile since I've been. WKU students use to get in free not sure if that's still the case. Wonder if the old jukebox is still there...More

Thank mrmage
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great place to learn about KY items. There is much more to see than expected. Love the homemade crafts and learning more about the great state of KY.

Thank BizzTeacher
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My husband and I just came back from The Kentucky Museum. What a treat that was! Firstoff, we are not museum seeking tourists. However, a few things advertised peaked our interest. "Duncan Hines was a Real Man". According to the museum, "...a sizable area is...More

2  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We really enjoyed the Quilt section. There are other items to take in as well. There are several floors and an elevator. You do some walking also.

Thank flamingogal13
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a much larger museum than expected with multiple floors. Additionally, there are a wide range of exhibits. I really like the older historical architecture of the building with wood and brick throughout. Parking looked limited and may be an issue when WKU school...More

Thank adc7236
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a pleasant regional museum with a little bit of everything--local history, Civil War, fine art, arts and crafts, quilts...The Duncan Hines exhibit was unexpected and surprisingly engrossing. The exhibits were mostly small but well curated. The staff was friendly and helpful. Note: the...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great place to visit and spend a couple of hours. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Very interesting collection for everyone's interest.

Thank Mike32765
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were there while they had the white oak basket exhibit. They also has civil war, slavery, quilts and even a copy Mona Lisa painting. The halls were full of art, paintings , pottery, photos, etc. all in all a wonderful stop. You will enjoy

Thank Penny F
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