Henderson in Henderson County in western Kentucky is home to more than 29,000 people. The city, which is part of the Evansville Metropolitan Area -- also locally known as the "Kentuckiana" or the "Tri-State Area" -- as well as the entire county, were named after Col. Richard Henderson, who was an 18th-century pioneer and land speculator. Find out more about the city by getting on a bus charter in Henderson, Kentucky and touring the city now!
You can go to the John James Audobon Museum, which showcases the art and personal memorabilia of naturalist and painter John James Audobon. You can also find trails and campsites here.
The city has public sculptures, too. You can tour the downtown area and admire works of art by sculptor Raymond Graf. You can also head to the OVAL Gallery at Bank Trust and check out the rotating art exhibits, or go to the Gallery Hop Show & Sale.
As for performances and live shows, you have the Henderson Fine Arts Center.
Henderson is also home to a variety of annual cultural events and festivals. You can plan your vacation in time for the Tri-Fest, which is a street festival held by the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club every mid-April in order to raise funds for non-profit organizations. You might also want to see the Handy Blues Barbecue Festival in mid-June (a festival held in honor of blues legend W.C. Handy), or the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival every August. The city also has the Green River Arts & Crafts Festival, which takes place every October at the John James Audobon State Park.
Ask your bus charter in Henderson, Kentucky to take you to The Depot, which is a replica of the original train depot that was built in 1901.
You can also tour these national historic districts: Alves Historic District, Henderson Commercial District, North Main Street Historic District, and South Main and South Elm Streets Historic District.
The National Register of Historic Places has also listed these historical homes:
Also included on the list is the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, as well as three historic farms: Barret-Keach Farm, William Soaper Farm, and Jackson-Ijames Farm.
Other historic sites that made it to the National Register are E.L. Ehlen Livery and Sale Stable, Henderson Armory, Henderson Louisville and Nashville Railroad Depot, and Klee Funeral Parlor.
Henderson has many parks and outdoor venues for you to visit. Go to Audobon State Park and go camping, play golf, hike, play tennis, explore the trails, or rent paddleboats. You can also check out the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area, which is considered a paradise for fishermen, hunters, campers, nature enthusiasts, and hikers. The area is divided into wetlands, ridges, woodlands, and open fields, and it boasts almost 10,000 acres of the finest hunting grounds in the state.
Another place where you can go hunting, hiking, or fishing is the Green River State Forest. Make sure to go to Atkinson Park Riverwalk, too, which offers you great views of the Ohio River.
You can also go to the Anthony Brooks Park, Central Park, Audobon Mill Park, W. C. Handy Park, Kimmel Park, Park Field, Red Banks Park, Sunset Park, and Hays Park, among others. These parks have various amenities like playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, basketball courts, and grills.
Want to play a round of golf? Ask your bus charter in Henderson, Kentucky to take you to the Henderson Municipal Golf Course, a 9-hole golf course with lush greens. Or you can go to the John J. Audobon State Park Golf Course, which has hilly terrain and rolling greens.