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John James Audubon

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John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Highway 41 N
Henderson, KY 42419-0576
Telephone: 270-826-2247

Sales Contacts
Beth Tompkins

Sallee Richardson

Regional Sales Contact
Paige Thompson

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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)

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.

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

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