230 Salem Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: (270) 926-7675
Fax: (270) 926-7616
Are you someone who loves thoroughbreds? Do, you like watching them in action on a racetrack? Well,the Ellis Park is just the place for you, as the people of Henderson love their horses and love watching them race even more. People from all over the United States come here to watch the stallions and the mares go for it on the green grass, while sipping on some champagne and wine. The Ellis Park could be treated like a mini Astoria, for you will see the who's-who of Kentucky hanging about there. For further information about the venue, do visit their website.
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.
This is a very small golf course. Though it is themed on a jungle with numerous animal statues and looks very cute, it does not appeal to an avid golfer. It also has bumper boats and a few games to offer. Birthday parties and small social gatherings can be organized here. It is a good days hangout for children but a serious golfer will have a second thought before getting an entry here.
Ideal place for great water sports for everyone. Situated on the brink of the Ohio river, the location could not have been better. Various water activities can be carried on for which different types of boats and wave runners are available on hire. It is accessible from most of the places in the Tri-State. For a splashing fun filled day with friends—this is the place to visit.
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 children's museum in itself is quite a unique place to visit. The sole aim of the museum is to strengthen the resources to improve children and to inspire the youth to become responsible citizens and leaders of the future. They impart knowledge to children and help them in learning and developing the art of creative expression. The complete setup of the museum is dedicated towards the improvement of children.
The very famous Willard Library was founded by Willard Carpenter in the 19th century. It's a magnificent structure with great interiors of wooden panels. A haven for the genealogists, this place has many archives & a vast collection of volumes to refer to. The the library is lined up with the best books one is looking for. There are several periodical educational tours & Disney or FunBrain games arranged for children as well. For the thrill seekers there are the popular Ghost Tours sponsored by the library, where one may come across the reminiscences of 'The Grey Lady.'
Since coming into existence in the year 1900, this club has moved far ahead. Its members enjoy various recreational facilities like golf, tennis and swimming. The club also has a 8 banquet halls where social gatherings, business meetings and conferences can also be arranged. This more than 100 years old club is still running strong and it is a perfect meeting place with family and friends.
Walther's Golf & Fun park has two 18 hole golf courses. One indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor course is well lit even for night play. Both the courses are well landscaped with beautiful jungle scenery. Apart from the golf courses, it also has a collection of over 50 games suitable for kids of all age. The place is also suitable for birthday and business parties and other social gatherings.
Burdette Park & Aquatic Center—a place for all in the family to have fun together. The Aquatic Center is well equipped with the water rides and slides. Lounging on the float or deck for that sun tan—it's all possible here. Refreshments at food stalls too are well placed, so are the safety measures. Racing, golfing or batting all can join in the merriment. Exciting camps are available for all the kids. And for the people who want to prolong their stay, there are the pretty lodges, chalets and party houses. It's a scenic place surrounded by oaks and birches.