Local Activities

Things to Do in Northern Kentucky ("Southern Cincinnati")
BB Riverboats
www.bbriverboats.com
Sightseeing, lunch, brunch, dinner and specialty menu dinner cruises featuring music, entertainment and themed cruises.

Behringer-Crawford Museum The Home for Northern Kentucky's Heritage
www.bcmuseum.org
Visit an historic 1848 home and travel through the region's history along rivers, roads, rails and runways thru artifacts and interactive displays and activities. Climb the Roebling Bridge and pilot a packet boat along the Ohio River; stop in at the drive-in theater and enjoy the show in a 1959 Buick and soar through the development of the International Airport. Other exhibits feature prehistoric, Civil War and Underground Railroad artifacts.

MainStrasse Village
www.mainstrasse.org
Designated as a national historic district, this 19th century German neighborhood features unique shops & galleries, a variety of excellent restaurants, pubs and entertainment options for live music including rooftop Jazz, authentic Dixieland and more. Throughout the year, the village also hosts several festivals as well as gallery hops, holiday celebrations, pub crawls, antiques markets and more.

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati
www.cincirailmuseum.org
Non-profit organization working to preserve historic rail artifacts - features self-guided tours of Pullman sleepers, engine cars, cabooses, engine cars, troop carriers and more.

Riverside Drive Historic District
www.covingtonarts.com
A 13-block walking tour and historic area - Civil War homes, carriage houses and buildings accredited with the National Register of Historic Places.

Riverwalk Statue Tour
www.covingtonarts.com
Self-guided walking tour through the Licking Riverside Historic District features several life-like bronze figures installed along the Riverwalk - among them, Roebling Suspension and Brooklyn bridge designer, James A. Roebling, James Bradley and painter John James Audubon.

Things to Do in Cincinnati, Ohio
Carew Tower Observation Deck
Outdoor rooftop observation deck atop the tallest building in Cincinnati.

Coney Island
www.coneyislandpark.com
Over 50 classic amusement park rides and attractions and the giant, one-of-a-kind, Sunlite Pool - the world's largest re-circulating swimming pool featuring over 2 acres and 3 million gallons of water fun including flumes, slides and water fun. Group outings and catered picnics are a Coney Island specialty. Live stage shows & music, beautifully landscaped grounds and paddle boats on Lake Como.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
www.cincymuseum.org
Inside the enormous and historic Union Terminal building, a magnificently preserved, Art Deco landmark built in 1933 as a passenger railroad terminal, is an award-winning complex of distinct museums and attractions including the Cincinnati History Museum, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater, along with special exhibitions, exhibits, events and much more.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ballpark/museum/index.jsp
Changing exhibits, player appearances, interactive exhibits, hall of records, memorabilia & artifacts, salute to Reds radio, videos, and much more tell about the history of the Cincinnati Reds.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
www.ohiohistory.org/places/stowe
For nearly 20 years, this was the home of the legendary abolitionist, and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe and her family were active as religious leaders, educators, writers, and anti-slavery and women's rights advocates. See attraction website for hours of operation.

Lloyd Library & Museum
www.lloydlibrary.org
100+ year old private library includes historic, archival and current information on the subjects of natural history, botany, pharmacy and medicine. Their Historical Research Center for the Natural Health Movement is a vast repository for the archives and personal papers of those involved in both scientific and grass roots efforts to bring natural health (naturopathic healing and alternative medicine) into the mainstream.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
www.freedomcenter.org
Exhibits, programs, research and interactive experiences promoting collaborative learning and dialogue, and bringing to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

River Downs Thoroughbred Race Track
www.riverdowns.com
Live horse racing Tuesday through Sunday, in season -- with simulcast racing 7 days a week.

Taft Museum of Art
www.taftmuseum.org
National Historic Landmark and home to an extensive art collection including European and American master paintings and Chinese porcelains as well as temporary special exhibitions on varied themes. Open Wednesday-Sunday with free admission on Sundays.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site
www.nps.gov/wiho
From the time of his birth in 1857 until he embarked on a political career that would win him the two highest offices in the nation, William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the U.S., lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.


 

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