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Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

1620 Winchester Ave, Ashland, KY 41101-7639
+1 606-329-8888
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Local History

When visiting you must stop by. Lots of local info including US23 Country Music Highway. Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Pam H
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Louisa, Kentucky
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Child friendly

This is a small museum that is good to take children to learn some history by visualizing. It is... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
landsdaughter2
,
Catlettsburg, Kentucky
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1620 Winchester Ave, Ashland, KY 41101-7639
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

When visiting you must stop by. Lots of local info including US23 Country Music Highway. Exhibits change so check it out more than once.

Thank Pam H
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a small museum that is good to take children to learn some history by visualizing. It is clean, well lit and not so crammed you can't walk around. WELL laid out.

Thank landsdaughter2
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Are you interested in country music? How bout secrets of World War 2? Then this little museum is for you! Explore the interesting attractions and you will definitely learn a bit of history!

Thank Stewart101
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We took our then 2 year old to see what this museum had to offer. They have some very interesting exhibits. My favorite was the music wall...check it out! In the basement they have a discovery center for kids with all kinds of things to...More

1  Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Friends live near Ashland and took us to the Discovery Center so our grandbaby could explore on a rainy afternoon. Unfortunately, they were remodeling, which is a good thing, but bathrooms were closed while we were there and the dust was incredible. We didn't receive...More

1  Thank candacejo
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for family fun! There is always something to do. You can take your kids there and have an awesome time!

Thank Delaney H
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is a surprise if you are looking for interesting articles of the past. Several unique displays provide many interesting looks at items and scenes from the earlier years of Eastern Kentucky and the Ashland area. Nice place to take the...More

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

The Highland Museum located in a portion of the former Parson's Department Store is a great venue for events. The enlarged photographs and the ever-changing presentations are great nostalgic reminders of the past yet the museum has progressed to be a part of the present...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Great to get a membership this allows you to visit other museums around the U.S beside here. Rainy afternoon with kids keeps them entertained for some time. Kept nice and staff friendly.

1  Thank TheBlairs_10
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is located in the heart of downtown Ashland. As of this writing, they are promoting an exhibit featuring the contributions made by the people of northeastern Kentucky during World War Two. Uniforms, newspaper covers, and captured equipment from Germany...More

1  Thank Ajarn_James
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