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“The Cultural Center is a Hidden Diamond”

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Glasgow
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Franklin, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
753 reviews
232 attraction reviews
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“The Cultural Center is a Hidden Diamond”
Reviewed October 18, 2016

While on business in Glasgow, Kentucky I had several hours of free time prior to my meetings. I came across the South-Central Kentucky Cultural Center by chance and I consider it “my lucky day”.

The Center is located in an historic factory just off the town’s square. There I plenty of parking and no fee for walking through the Center (however I would recommend making a donation upon completion of your tour to help in the upkeep..it will be a donation well spent).

The Cultural Center is two stories high and exhibits life in the Barrens from prehistoric time with an Archaic rock shelter. The displays continue through early settlement, Victorian era and the military from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm.

A one-room school, 1950’s doctor’s office, newspaper office, drug store, dentist office, filling station, funeral parlor, and 1930’s living room can also be seen in the museum.

What I found most delightful was the attention to detail in each of the displays that will capture your imagination and bring you back to another time and era. The items on display are wonderful and sit is obvious that a lot of thought went into presentation design.

The staff is extremely nice and buy what I could see, much more will be added to the museum. If you are traveling through Glasgow, this is a must see if you are a history lover and if driving by the city, treat yourself to a break from the road and do some traveling back into history.

You will be glad that you did..enjoy.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7

Visited October 2016
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
“awesome other places except Daysinn in glasgow”
Reviewed October 9, 2016

rather than days inn where i will never go .. everything else is awesomewehter is nice eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and poeple are super friendly

Visited June 2016
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Glasgow, Kentucky
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“Lots of Interesting Stuff”
Reviewed August 23, 2016

A museum with a very eclectic collection of locally donated items from pioneer to Victorian to early 20th century.

Visited March 2016
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Glasgow, Kentucky
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“You'll find what you are looking for here!”
Reviewed July 26, 2016

It is not just a place for newspapers and books of genealogy, it way more than that. VERY well organized and multiple levels with family histories in books and binders and pictures and even very early newpapers. The courthouse records were never destroyed in all of Barren Co. history from 1792 till present. If you can't find it here they can tell you where you need to go where you will!

Visited July 2016
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“A Gem in Glasgow”
Reviewed July 24, 2016

This wonderful gem of a museum, tucked away in a side street to Glasgow is well worth a trip just to see it's displays. It reminds me of a miniature Victoria & Albert Museum also known as the "Nation's Attic". It has a little something for everyone and the displays are very well done; spanning the history of the area from prehistoric to modern times touching on just about every aspect of life in the area. I cannot recommend this place too much.

Visited July 2016
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