Favorite thing: Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Noble Pak in Paducah is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights, including dozens of characters and figures such as Santa, teddy bears, elves, trains, anaimals, etc. Our daughter (3 at the time) absolutely loved it. Admission is free, although they do collect for charity. To see everything, you just have to stay in your car and drive through the park. It takes about 15 minutes to see, although you may have to wait in a line of cars to enter the park.
Favorite thing: On Saturday evenings in the summer, a few blocks of Broadway, the main street in downtown Paducah, are blocked off for a pedestrian street festival. They have music, clowns, games and other entertainment, until around 10PM. My daughter loved it, especially the clown who tied ballon animals. It is a fun, wholesome family event. If you want to eat dinner while there, there are plenty of restaurants in downtown Paducah. For families, we recommend Whaler's Catch, which has casual seafood. If you want an upscale gourmet meal, we recommend Cynthia's. For sandwiches, we like CC Cohen's.
Paducah down town is a great place. It is right on the river. They have all kinds of things to do. Quilting museum, river front, Old down town, ect....
Fondest memory: I love the down town area. There are all kinds of antique shope, great places to eat, and if you stary at the "big E" you can watch the river traffic go by.