Kentucky Tourism

John James Audubon State Park

  • Meeting Rooms


3100 US Highway 41 N
Henderson, KY 42419

Sales Contacts

Beth Tompkins

Sallee Richardson

Regional Sales Contact

Paige Thompson

Along the banks of the Ohio River just north of Henderson, KY, John James Audubon State Park houses the world's largest collection of Audubon artifacts and offers exhibits on the artist's life. Let the art of America’s premier 19th-century naturalist accent your next group function.

The meeting room, located in the lower level of the John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center also serves as a regional art gallery.

A guided tour of the Museum and team-building activities on the Challenge Course are the perfect complements to your business event.

Site Features


The conference room at John James Audubon combines an incredible outdoor environment with interior museum, art gallery and nature center. The 1,556, square foot conference room can accommodate 200 guests lecture-style and 80 people classroom style. For a unique experience , schedule the Challenge Course, a combination of activities designed to develop self confidence and team awareness. The course is available for groups and must be scheduled through the park naturalist.

Click here to download John James Audubon's Event Planner (Adobe PDF)

Group Trips

John James Audubon State Park offers a wide variety of programs designed to meet the core curriculum requirements for your classroom. We offer a unique variety of art and nature programs for schools and groups. Our classroom extends to the surrounding woodlands as we interpret nature and art using the background theme of America’s premier artist and naturalist, John James Audubon. Special programs may include art reviews, teacher workshops, outreach programs and a low-ropes challenge course (contact staff for challenge course fee). Special museum tours are geared to the interest and age of the group. Picnic shelters and playgrounds are available for lunch breaks. The museum is open daily from March through November and Tuesday-Sunday from December through February. Program fees range from $2- $5 per person. For more information and scheduling, contact our education staff at 270-827-1893.

Onsite Programs
1 program=$2.00 per person, 2 =$4.00 per person, 3 programs=$5.00 per person. Some programs (e.g., Surviving the Elements, Challenge Course, etc.,) may require additional fees. These fees will be outlined in the program descriptions.

Outreach Programs
Our recreation/education staff can come to your school, organization meeting, nursing home, etc. Program fees range from $30 - $50 per program. Minimum of two groups required for art outreach programs. Additional fees may apply for art materials and transportation costs. Contact education staff for more information.

View John James Audubon's Program List (Adobe PDF)



The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and one ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage with double beds a living room, fully-equipped kitchen and a bath. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages has a hide-a-bed and a fireplace. Tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily.

Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check out by 11AM, Central Time. Contact park for cottage reservations. Price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. Cottages open year round.

Pets are allowed if restrained. Campground open year round, water available, but not to each site in winter.


Surround yourself with unspoiled, natural beauty in the 69-site campground.

A central service building has showers and rest rooms. Picnic tables, grills and a playground are also available in the camping area. Pets are allowed if restrained. Call for winter closing information.


Located minutes from the downtown areas of Henderson, KY and Evansville, IN, along the banks of the Ohio River, John James Audubon State Park is a hidden treasure of lush nature preserve featuring hiking, camping, golfing, fishing, and more. Open to the public, year-round, the park offers 8 hiking trails ranging from .25 to 1.6 miles, one of which is open to leashed pets. For more outdoor activities, enjoy the 9-hole golf course or visit the boat dock for paddle boats and fishing. Visitors can also rent one of four picnic shelters for events. For indoor fun, visit the John James Audubon Museum, featuring a bird observatory, nature center, gift shop, meeting room and art gallery, as well as the largest collection of John James Audubon artwork and artifacts in the world. Overnight visitors can choose between the 69-site campground or one of the six lakeside cottages featuring one or two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and working stone fireplace.

Things To Do

  • John James Audubon State Park
  • State Nature Preserve
  • Hiking & Birding
  • 9-Hole Golf Course
  • Tours/Classes
  • Team Low Ropes Challenge Course
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Pedal Boat Rentals (Seasonal)


John James Audubon State Park is a popular setting for intimate weddings. The beautiful French-Norman style museum adds a fairytale element to the lush green backdrop of the surrounding nature preserve. The museum’s garden area, at the entrance of the building, offers an expansive grass courtyard outlined with a concrete sidewalk path and enclosed with a 4-foot brick wall. The garden area is adorned with structural boxwoods and blooming annuals and perennials year-round. Inside, the lower level features a reception room that seats 110 and has an attached catering prep kitchen. The room also doubles as an art gallery where exhibits of original oils, watercolors, and pastels from regional artists are rotated on display. The tower of the museum is available for bridal photos as well as the front and back porches for additional bar and dance areas.