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Kentucky Dam

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Address: 22 miles upstream from the confluence of the Tennessee River with the Ohio, Paducah, KY
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Our summer destination

Boating, fishing, swimming at the beach. Great place to spend time with the family. We go every year multiple times.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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West Paducah, Kentucky
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West Paducah, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boating, fishing, swimming at the beach. Great place to spend time with the family. We go every year multiple times.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Decide to come off I24 to take a look at this Dam, and glad i did as it was very interseting and with quite a few viewing area's where yu can see the Dam and the Lock. Great to walk around and as it was sunny really enjoyed my visit

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Coloma, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We live in MI but frequent KY Lake. Kentucky Dam is one of the places we visit several times while on vacation whether it's to watch what others are doing, fishing or just to stop by.

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2 Thank Tlynn4001
Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It's not the Hoover Damn but it is plenty cool. Quite a few places to walk and bike ride. If it wasn't so cold I could have spent a lot of time out there. Great views of the Tennessee River!!!!!

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Thank Brandon H
Paducah, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My boys always request that we stop here when we are in town. A great place to sit and relax and for them to get out and enjoy.

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Thank Jayjor
Louisville, Kentucky
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a shame that all of the information signs have been torn down. Would be nice only in a boat. nothing really worth walking around seeing.

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Thank jadams5454
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visiting the Kentucky Dam was awesome. The scenery is beautiful and tranquil. There isn't much around besides the water and a few restaurants but it was very much worth the short drive.

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Thank Sherry T
Louisville, Kentucky
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Interesting spot. Lots of history. Definitely recommend this area for a long weekend visit. Lots to do!

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Thank Kim G
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here on a family road trip this summer - my grandfather actually helped build this dam when he worked for TVA, so I am kind of partial :), but it is an awesome sight to see. Make sure to take a pic by the huge turbine!!

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Thank Elizabeth G
Sellersburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Amazing how this dam holds back the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake) all the way into Tennessee. A new bridge now diverts US 62 off of the dam, but you can still drive onto part of it for views. My understanding is they light the dam up at night, sometimes in different colors. Would love to see that.

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