DescriptionMemorials to Col. Richard Henderson and the Transylvania Co., the town's founders, are downtown. The community's location on the banks of the Ohio River attracted early industry; today Henderson is home to diverse manufacturing and service industries.
Horse racing is popular in Henderson. Ellis Park Racetrack, 3 miles north on US 41, has Thoroughbred racing mid-July through Labor Day; phone (270) 826-0608.
Note: Policies concerning admittance of children to pari-mutuel betting facilities vary. Phone for information.
InfoOfficeHenderson County Tourist Commission 101 N. Water St. HENDERSON, KY 42420. Phone:(270)826-3128
Attraction PlaceHoldersJohn James Audubon State Park