51 Bon Harbor Hills
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 691-6200
Fax: (270) 691-6244
The history of this site dates back to over a thousand years and has been home to many Native Americans. It is one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites tht can be found in the United States of America. This place is of immense historical importance and is full of pre-historic artifacts such as site of the chief's residence, religious locaations, burial sites, garbage dumping grounds and even natural elevations. This site is named after the Angel family that owned a farmstead here till the year 1938.
Home to Audubon's Grist Mill and the Blue's & BBQ Festival, the John James Audubon State Park attracts tourists throughout the year. It is a fitting abode to the legacy of the greatest naturalist, John James Audobon whose works are still exhibited in a small museum. Camping grounds are available for those who would like to stay overnight and avail the barbecue grills, showers, picnic tables and play areas. Call for details.
Open May through December, AdventureLand has two miniature 18-hole golf courses where you can test your skills with caves, waterfalls, and streams.
The St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Henderson, Kentucky. The church was built by Bishop Smith and Benjamin Bosworth in 1860 and is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. The church building features a steep gable roof and several gabled porches and a few lancet windows. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Perched right next to Ohio River, the Audubon Mill Park offers a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere to its visitors. You can simply sit on the wooden benches and read a book or watch the boats passing by. This otherwise serene space comes alive during summer, when its plays host to the summer concerts and festivals. DHP Summer Concert Series, W.C. Handy Blues Festival and Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival are some of the popular events held here.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is secured in midst of beautiful trees and trails. Family, fun & flourishing nature—all can mingle for an exhilarating experience. All the possible children's events in nature is taken care for. For families, it has night hiking, campfires, special events for the bird lovers and for the kids, there choices are innumerable. There are wood & walking stick carving classes, bird, butterfly & squirrel house building workshops & scout programs too. Weekends, holidays or just the evenings, sparing time to visit Wesselman Woods; one of the best places to be close to pristine nature.
The Lincoln Interpretative Center offers a glimpse of the boyhood of the 16th President of America to the general public. It features forests, verdant hills, 10 miles (16 kilometers) of hiking trails and two picturesque lakes. Young Lincoln stayed at this state park that covers over 1747 acres (706 hectares) of land, and this is exactly the place where the former president learnt majority of his early lessons in life. It is the perfect destination for groups to learn and explore nature that is also equipped with cottages and lakeside campgrounds. The center also arranges for seasonal programs that feature natural history exhibits.