Kentucky Tourism

John James Audubon Reservations

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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.

Here, nearly two centuries ago, John James Audubon, renowned naturalist and artist, came with his family to operate a small mercantile business and to explore the surrounding wilderness in search of wild birds to study and sketch.


Please call the park at 270-826-2247 for cottage reservations.

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 11 a.m., Central Time. Contact park for cottage reservations. Price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. Cottages open year round.


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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. Closed Nov 30 - Mar 14.

Museum & Nature Center

Our award-winning museum interprets the life of John James Audubon through his renowned artwork and personal memorabilia, all framed within a timeline of world events.  The Audubon Museum boasts one of the largest displayed collections of Audubon artifacts in the world—a must see!  Admission rates apply.  Special group tours can be arranged through our Curator.  Call (270)827-1893 for more information.

The Audubon State Park Nature Center is housed in the same building as the Museum, and sits perched on the edge of the park’s beautiful nature preserve.  Free admission gives visitors access to a wildlife observation room, the Audubon Theater, and the Discovery & Learning Center where our education staff conducts environmental and art education programs.  An art gallery in the downstairs Meeting Room frequently displays the work of local artists. Several hiking trails begin/end near the Nature Center, allowing for great outdoor experiences!  For information about nature and art program opportunities, please call the Nature Center Office at (270)826-4424. 

Shelter Rental

Four picnic shelters (one with restrooms), offer tables, grills and a playground for the perfect family outing. Shelters may be reserved up to one year in advance.