Bowling Green, Kentucky: Duncan Hines was a Real Man

See smiling wax dummy Duncan Hines in his kitchen. Duncan was a native of Bowling Green, and has a surprisingly extensive exhibit in the Kentucky Museum.

Kentucky Museum

Address:
1444 Kentucky St., Bowling Green, KY
Directions:
Kentucky Museum, on the campus of Western Kentucky University, on the south side of Kentucky Ave. just east of US Hwy 68 BUS. Park in one of the spots reserved for visitors across the street, and give your car info. at the desk in the museum.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-4 , Su 1-4
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Duncan Hines was a Real Man

We had a great time at this small museum. All the people working there were super nice.

[Denise Martin, 04/15/2015]

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Duncan Hines Exhibit

The Kentucky Museum on WKU campus has a sizable area dedicated to the work of Mr. Duncan Hines, whose name has been attached to many food items including cake and brownie mixes. His story is fascinating and the exhibit contains lots of interesting items and information about his work. His home was in Bowling Green and he is buried in a local cemetery.

[Kippy Myers, 04/01/2015]

Duncan Hines scene.

Duncan Hines Was a Real Man

Before "Duncan Hines" was a brand of cake mixes, Duncan Hines was a trusted author of restaurant and lodging recommendations. Mr. Hines was a real person, and passionate about good food and hospitality. He was born in Bowling Green, and returned to the city after making a name for himself. There's an exhibit devoted to the life of Duncan Hines on the first floor of the Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

[KarenMountainView, 06/24/2014]

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