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Paducah Dragon Boat races earn silver for 'Best Festival'

EJ Abell (from left), Julie Harris and Dana Marvin of the River Discover Center in Paducah accept the silver award for Best Festival on behalf of the Paducah Dragon Boat Festival from the Southeast Festival and Events Association in Lexington on Tuesday. 

The ceremony was held Tuesday in conjunction with... read more

Today the River Discovery Center announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.  The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.... read more

Dragon Boat Festival

Frankfort, Kentucky, September 8, 2015 – The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has selected the Dragon Boat Festival as part of their 2015 Fall Top Festivals & Events.

The River Discovery Center brings the fastest growing international team sport to the heart of America’s inland waterways.  The 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is held on the Ohio River, and the one-day event attracts over 7,000 people.  Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese sport dating back more than 2,500 years.  Each boat measure 41 feet, carry up to... read more

River Discovery Center Receives KHS 2015 History Award

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2015) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) presented the River Discovery Center in Paducah with a 2015 History Award in the education category Nov. 6 at its annual meeting and history awards presentation in Frankfort.

The center received the award for the Mound Builders Program, an all-day field trip that provides an immersive experience in which students take part in hands-on activities that introduce them to daily life of  indigenous Native Americans. Students also... read more