About HendersonMemorials 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.
The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival , held in mid-June, celebrate the Father of the Blues in Audubon Mill Park.
Visitor Centers Henderson County Tourist Commission 101 N. Water St. Henderson, KY 42420. Phone:(270)826-3128
Things to Do John James Audubon State Park
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