1. John James Audubon State Park

The 700 acres of mountainous woods that make up the John James Audubon State Park, located to the north of Henderson, have a significant amount of old-growth trees.

2. Downtown Henderson

There is a surprisingly wide range of locally owned shops and services on Main Street, Water Street, and adjoining streets.

3. Audubon Mill Park

It's difficult to imagine a better location on a sunny day than this downtown riverside park, with its soaring ancient trees and unobstructed views along the riverbend.

4. W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

A four-day music and food festival at Audubon Mill Park in mid-June is the biggest of Henderson's variety of summer activities.

5. Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival

One of the biggest free bluegrass events in the country takes place in August in the picturesque Audubon Mill Park.

6. Gallery 101

In order to support the visual arts in Henderson and the Tri-State region, the Ohio Valley Art League (OVAL) was established in 1991.

7. Preston Arts Center

You might be surprised to find this top-notch, diverse arts facility in a stunning lakeside location on the Henderson Community College campus in the southwest of the city.

8. Ellis Park

A thoroughbred racetrack that has been around for more than a century is located in Henderson, Kentucky, but on the north bank of the Ohio River.

9. Atkinson Park

Another of Henderson's many picturesque riverside parks is located to the north of the city's centre.

10. Audubon Wetlands Trail

The Audubon Wetlands Group bought a 650-acre piece of wetlands and floodplain woodland next to the state park in 2011 with the intention of turning it into a public preserve.