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Great place with lots of history

This is a great piece of KY history & thanks to a past governor & spouse, this piece of history has... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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How great is it that the rest stop here is a historic landmark. Walking in you can tell that it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McDonough, Georgia
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1845 Lone Oak Rd, (I-24 Exit 7), Paducah, KY 42003-7903
+1 270-554-2077
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great piece of KY history & thanks to a past governor & spouse, this piece of history has been preserved for all. The only rest area in the US that was previously a home, is steeped with southern tradition.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How great is it that the rest stop here is a historic landmark. Walking in you can tell that it is old. Tours were not available today, it is available. Makes for an interest stop on the road.

Thank wook323
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on Saturday morning 8/4 to use the public restrooms. Very clean by the way! Met the two teams workers, the lady at the desk and the maintenance gentleman. They were the definition of hospitality! So nice and took the time from their busy...More

Thank Weekend20854
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If you have time stop and tour this Welcome Center....see the pictures of it before renovation and when they had horses living there. It really is nice!

Thank Leandra W
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

As a child I would gaze at the once beautiful Whitehaven mansion - as an adult I can make a quick pitstop in this restored beauty. Not many states can boast such a lovely rest area that is enjoyed by both travelers and prom teens...More

1  Thank travelinfam93
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We like this place but see several maintenance issues which need to be addressed. Since the state owns it - what gives? It's not your money - please fix up the place.

Thank Johnny D
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Not your ordinary rest stop or visitors center. Clean restrooms, lots of travel info, and friendly folks to helpl

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice Welcome Center, Has all the amenities of welcome centers, staff did not seem to be as friendly as in other welcome centers that you see along Interstate.The house itself and architecture was worth the stop and good history. Could have been a little more...More

2  Thank rickyk949
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

"Wow, Wow, Wowed, By This Welcoming Center!" It is such an unusual view for thiis facility here but so visually appealing and appropriate for the Southern hospitality! We enjoyed stopping in for the Kentucky info on bourbon dinning and attractions! Extremely helpful friendly and enjoyable....More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 25 March 2018

When the highway was built the owner of this beautiful old mansion was sure it was on its way to demolition! But what did the Kentucky highway people do instead? They used the money they had set aside to build a rest area to restore...More

1  Thank KarenE35
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Betsy H
8 March 2018|
Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
Yes Betsy, We found it very pet friendly.
11 October 2015|
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Response from Jill_42001 | Property representative |
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. You certainly can stay in our parking lot for the night!
3 April 2015|
Response from Jill_42001 | Property representative |
The lobby of Whitehaven Welcome Center which includes the bathrooms, vending machines, KY State Maps, and brochures is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Department of Travel and Tourism office is staffed 8:00 - 4:30... More