John James Audubon State Park

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Location:

3100 US Hwy 41 North
Henderson KY 42420
ALERT: The coronavirus outbreak has led to the temporary closure of some Kentucky State Park facilities such as lodges, restaurants, cottages, campgrounds, museums, playgrounds, gift shops and historic homes. Park grounds are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For the latest details, click here.

Lodging & Camping
The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and 1 ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages has a king-sized bed, pull-out sofa, fireplace, living room, full kitchen, and bathroom. The fireplaces are open October 1st – April 15th. The 2-bedroom cottage has 4 queen-sized beds, 2 bathrooms, living room, and full kitchen. Tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check out by 10 A.M., Central Time. Contact park for cottage reservations. Price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. Cottages open year-round.

The park has a 69-site campground, with a central service building housing showers and restrooms. Picnic tables, grills and a playground are also available in the camping area. Pets are allowed, if restrained. Normally closed Nov 30 - Mar 14. NOTE: Audubon Campground is CLOSED for the 2020 season.

Meetings
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 without tables and 80-110 people classroom style with tables. The new state-of-the-art Audubon Theater has high speed internet, webcast ability, desktops on theater seats and a sound system. The Audubon Theater can seat up to 46 people. For more information about hosting a group or wedding CLICK HERE.

Museum
The museum interprets the lives and work of John James Audubon and his family within a timeline of world events. Three galleries chronicle the Audubon story, including the family’s 1810-1819 residency in Henderson, Kentucky. Over 200 objects are on display, including artifacts from Audubon’s Kentucky years, a complete set of his masterwork, The Birds of America, and many original artworks. Admission rates apply. Special group tours can be arranged through our Curator. Call (270)826-2247, ext. 233 for more information.

Museum Gift Shop
Browse the Audubon Museum Gift Shop throughout the year for unique nature-inspired gifts. Many items are created by Kentucky artisans and are beautifully displayed for your perusal.

Nature Center 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)826-2247, ext. 228.

Museum/Gift Shop/Nature Center Hours
The Museum, Nature Center & Gift Shop is open 7-days a week, March 15-December 31. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, from January 1 through March 14. FREE admission to the Audubon Museum every Monday!

High-speed wireless internet is available within the Museum/Nature Center building for your convenience.

THINGS TO DO

Birding
Boating
Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Picnicking
Playgrounds
Tennis

  • Museum - Families (2 adults, 2 children): $15.00
  • Museum - Adults (18+): $6.00
  • Museum - Seniors (60+): $5.00
  • Museum - Military Rate: $5.00
  • Museum - Children/Students (6-17 & with college ID): $4.00
  • Museum - Children (5 under): $0.00
  • Museums - Friends of Audubon Members: $0.00
Amenities
Campground Amenities
  • City Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookups
  • Number of RV Sites: 64
  • Primitive Camping
  • Pull-Throughs Available
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Tents Welcome
Facility Amenities
  • Internet Access Available
  • Meeting Room
  • On-site Laundry Facilities
General Information
  • Discount Rates Available
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Military Rates
  • Number of Cottages/Condos: 6
  • Pets Accepted
  • National Register of Historic Places