A legendary naturalist discovered his calling here...

What will you discover?

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Discover Your Nature

Framed by nature, Henderson is a vibrant river town retreat-- the Ohio River rolls, the birds fly. With a historic downtown, dynamic culinary scene, and plenty of fresh air to go around, Henderson is a place where you can discover your nature. What will you discover?

Upcoming Events

From high-energy music festivals on our riverfront and world-class performances at the Preston Arts Center to easy weekends at the Farmers Market and art openings at Gallery 101, our events calendar offers something for everyone.

Highway 41 Yard Sale
Independence Day Celebration
Live Racing at Ellis Park
Art Hop
Dia de los Muertos
Garden Club Candlelight Christmas Tour
Audubon in spring


Discover the magic of the season as you journey through miles of hiking trails, cozy up in one of six cabins, and experience Audubon Museum & Nature Center.

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Experience Our Horsepower

Nothing compares to the thunderous thrill of catching a live horse race at historic Ellis Park. Make memories to last a lifetime celebrating one of Kentucky's favorite traditions. 

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welcome to the bbq belt

Dotted along the backroads of our region is a culinary passage known as the BBQ Belt, featuring locally-owned BBQ joints that have been perfecting their craft for generations. 

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Celebrate the Songs of Summer

The weather is turning warmer and the laid back, festival town vibes are in the air. Move to the beat of your own drum at one of five award-winning festivals!

Head to the Henderson Farmer's Market, for all your fresh food needs :)
Best place to view the Ohio River: Henderson, Ky 💙
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Asking festival goers what their favorite part of W.C. Handy Fest was pt. 2!!
We asked festival goers what their fav part of Handy Fest was, this is what they said :)
W.C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival was AWESOME! #henderdonky #visithenderson #destination #musicfestival #wchandybluesbbq
Small town charm✨ 
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