Paducah, Kentucky: Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head

Chief Paduke, sculpted by Peter "Wolf" Toth in 1985 from a local red oak. The historical marker names him "Wacinton" (way-cheen-too) honoring the Chickasaw people. Part of his elaborate headdress fell off in a storm in Nov. 2015. Toth arrived in July 2016 to repair it.

Bob Noble Park

Address:
2915 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
Directions:
Bob Noble Park. Just west of US Hwy 45 on the north side of Park Ave.
Admission:
Free.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Carved Giant Indian Head

The Super China Buffet described in a previous mobile tip is no longer in business. There is parking inside the park by the tennis courts. The carving is between Business 60 and the tennis courts.

[Tracy, 08/11/2018]

Wacinton.

Peter Toth - Carved Giant Indian Head

The sculpture is on the land of the park across the road from Super China Buffet. Park at Robert Cherry Civic Center. He's in front of tennis courts.

[Lucy, 09/29/2013]

Carved Indian Head.

Carved Indian Head

A tree has been carved into a large Indian head -- Chief Paduke, which is where the town got its name. The head was hand-chiseled by sculptor Peter "Wolf" Toth from a local 56,000 pound Red Oak to honor the Chickasaw Indians who lived and hunted in this area until the Jackson Purchase, 1818.

Dedicated May 26, 1985 to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

[Kim Clark, 06/02/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Grave of Speedy the Mortuary MummyGrave of Speedy the Mortuary Mummy, Paducah, KY - < 1 mi.
Horse and Dog Water FountainHorse and Dog Water Fountain, Paducah, KY - 2 mi.
Replica of MonticelloReplica of Monticello, Paducah, KY - 2 mi.
In the region:
Time Paradox Lewis and Clark Scene, Paducah, KY - 2 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

November 14, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Kentucky Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

National Videogame Museum, Frisco, Texas (Nov 12-18, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now