Henderson is a great city located in the Henderson County, Kentucky, United States, along the Ohio River. The nickname of the town is Hendo and the area is called Kentuckiana. Travelers in the area consider it the gateway to the South. The city bears the name of Colonel Richard Henderson, a land speculator. Henderson was established in 1797 and incorporated in 1801. In present, the city has a population of 28.000 people. For more than a hundred years, the city was the home of the Southern Cherokee Nation.
Top Attractions within Henderson
John James Audubon State Park and Museum opened in July 16, 1938 and most of the memorabilia that can be seen inside the museum was a loan of the widow of the naturalist's great grandson - Alice Tyler. The Tyler Collection, as it was dubbed, was purchased in 1994 with the help of an NGO called Friends of Audubon. The museum displays one of the greatest collection of Audubon art. Also in this Henderson museum - memorabilia and personal artifacts of the artist. In four rooms there are chronicles of his life, including his residence in Henderson and handwritten diaries. The park is surrounding the property and has approximately 700 acres.
The Sloughs are approximately 10.000 acres of wetland within Henderson. The city has several swamps that can be visited, especially by nature lovers, who can observe here various species of wildlife.
Green River State Forest is located near Henderson and is great for hunting, fishing and hiking. The area was used since prehistoric times and there is proof that the DeSoto expedition camped here in the 16th century.
River Front is a park area in front of the river, filled with numerous attractions, especially for children. There is also a walk trail with a biking trail aside and along it there are benches, so bikers and walkers can rest and admire the city views.
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