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New Riff Distilling

South

Approximately 6.14 miles from your location
New Riff Distilling sign

New Riff Distilling

South

Approximately 6.14 miles from your location

Kentucky Bourbon and whiskey drinkers - rejoice! The northernmost stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is now located in Newport, Kentucky! Free tours offer a firsthand look... Read more

Kentucky Bourbon and whiskey drinkers - rejoice! The northernmost stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is now located in Newport, Kentucky! Free tours offer a firsthand look at the distillery. A guide will lead you on an in-depth journey through the nooks and crannies of the distilling process, from grain to barrel. After each... Read More

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location
Book Fountain at Main Library

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

The Main Library serves as the hub of the entire Library system as well as the “neighborhood library” for thousands of downtown workers and residents. With one of the... Read more

The Main Library serves as the hub of the entire Library system as well as the “neighborhood library” for thousands of downtown workers and residents. With one of the finest collections of materials among public libraries in the U.S., the Main Library attracts more than one million users annually. In addition to the standard... Read More

Winton Woods

North

Approximately 13.49 miles from your location
Winton Woods

Winton Woods

North

Approximately 13.49 miles from your location

The park spans 2,712 acres and has two state-dedicated natural areas. 156-acre Winton Lake with boathouse and canoe access Rowboat, pedal boat, motorboat, pontoon... Read more

The park spans 2,712 acres and has two state-dedicated natural areas. 156-acre Winton Lake with boathouse and canoe access Rowboat, pedal boat, motorboat, pontoon boat, tourboat, canoe, kayak and bike rentals Parky's Farm educational facility Full-service snack bar 2 basketball courts Parky’s Ark wet playground ($3 per... Read More

The Friendly Market

South

Approximately 15.07 miles from your location
Friendly Market

The Friendly Market

South

Approximately 15.07 miles from your location

Inspired by historic Findlay Market, The Friendly Market is a year-round, indoor/outdoor market located in Florence, Ky., offering fresh produce, artisan goods and all... Read more

Inspired by historic Findlay Market, The Friendly Market is a year-round, indoor/outdoor market located in Florence, Ky., offering fresh produce, artisan goods and all things Kentucky. With a variety of indoor merchants and a cast of seasonal outdoor merchants, visitors will find an array of goods, merchandises and delicious... Read More

Mt. Airy Forest

West

Approximately 11.90 miles from your location
Mt. Airy Forest Treehouse

Mt. Airy Forest

West

Approximately 11.90 miles from your location

Accessible from Mt. Airy and Westwood, Mt. Airy Forest's 1,459 acres includes miles of hiking trails and bridle trails (located off Diehl Road) for horseback riders. Mt.... Read more

Accessible from Mt. Airy and Westwood, Mt. Airy Forest's 1,459 acres includes miles of hiking trails and bridle trails (located off Diehl Road) for horseback riders. Mt. Airy has Ohio's only wheelchair accessible public treehouse, an enclosed dog park, and disc golf. Mt. Airy Arboretum's specialty gardens, gazebos and... Read More

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park

South

Approximately 17.28 miles from your location
Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park

South

Approximately 17.28 miles from your location

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park is the nation's first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. It is located just outside Union, Ky. A short, 25-minute... Read more

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park is the nation's first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. It is located just outside Union, Ky. A short, 25-minute drive southwest from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, will put you in Northern Kentucky's only arboretum. There is no charge for admission or parking. The arboretum... Read More

Shawnee Lookout Park

West

Approximately 22.81 miles from your location
Shawnee Lookout

Shawnee Lookout Park

West

Approximately 22.81 miles from your location

The park covers 1,156 acres near the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers. Shawnee Lookout features an 18-hole golf course and Shawnee Centre, which serves as a clubhouse, pro shop... Read more

The park covers 1,156 acres near the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers. Shawnee Lookout features an 18-hole golf course and Shawnee Centre, which serves as a clubhouse, pro shop and visitor center with archeological exhibits. Springhouse School and Log Cabin which illustrate how early pioneer settlers lived (open holidays and Sundays... Read More

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

South

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location
St. Mary's Cathedral of the Basilica

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

South

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location

Originally opened as St. Mary's Church in 1837, the first Roman Catholic Church in Covington, by 1895 the St. Mary's Cathedral was nearly complete: the interior being... Read more

Originally opened as St. Mary's Church in 1837, the first Roman Catholic Church in Covington, by 1895 the St. Mary's Cathedral was nearly complete: the interior being modeled after the Abbey Church of St. Denis in Paris while the facade would mirror Notre Dame de Paris. Built in the 13th Century French-Gothic style, and... Read More

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Approximately 6.65 miles from your location
Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Approximately 6.65 miles from your location

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying... Read more

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.  Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or... Read More

Union Terminal Rotunda Tours

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location
Union Terminal Rotunda

Union Terminal Rotunda Tours

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location

Step inside Union Terminal and take a closer look at one of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmarks. During this 45-minute tour, docents explain the construction,... Read more

Step inside Union Terminal and take a closer look at one of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmarks. During this 45-minute tour, docents explain the construction, architecture and art of one of the world’s finest examples of Art Deco. Hear details about the world-famous mosaic murals and visit the Harold C. Schott Cincinnati... Read More

Francis RecreAcres Park

North

Approximately 13.35 miles from your location

Francis RecreAcres Park

North

Approximately 13.35 miles from your location

Park offers soccer fields that are available for lease, volleyball courts (with spring and summer leagues), snack bar and a 1.0-mile paved trail. A universally accessible... Read more

Park offers soccer fields that are available for lease, volleyball courts (with spring and summer leagues), snack bar and a 1.0-mile paved trail. A universally accessible playground features wide ramps, rubber safety surface and physical fitness elements.

National Steamboat Monument

Downtown

Approximately 6.97 miles from your location
National Steamboat Monument

National Steamboat Monument

Downtown

Approximately 6.97 miles from your location

Rising above the concrete slopes of Cincinnati’s Public Landing at Sawyer Point is a three-story, 60 ton, exact replica of the original red paddle wheel from the American... Read more

Rising above the concrete slopes of Cincinnati’s Public Landing at Sawyer Point is a three-story, 60 ton, exact replica of the original red paddle wheel from the American Queen riverboat.  It is positioned about 40 feet off the ground, above a series of 24 metal smokestacks in what is known as the Dan and Susan Pfau Whistle... Read More

Withrow Nature Preserve

East

Approximately 2.91 miles from your location

Withrow Nature Preserve

East

Approximately 2.91 miles from your location

The preserve includes 270 acres and features the Trout Lily Trail, mature hardwood forests, a variety of native wildflowers, and is a popular outdoor wedding venue. 

The preserve includes 270 acres and features the Trout Lily Trail, mature hardwood forests, a variety of native wildflowers, and is a popular outdoor wedding venue. 

Summit Park

North

Approximately 10.83 miles from your location
Summit Park Blue Ash

Summit Park

North

Approximately 10.83 miles from your location

Located at the corner of Glendale-Milford and Plainfield Roads, a 130-acre regional park in the heart of Blue Ash where visitors will enjoy interactive programming, unique... Read more

Located at the corner of Glendale-Milford and Plainfield Roads, a 130-acre regional park in the heart of Blue Ash where visitors will enjoy interactive programming, unique learning opportunities and year-round experiences in one of the region's most beautiful settings. This park is still under construction but the following are... Read More

Licking River Greenway and Trails

South

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Licking River Greenway and Trails

South

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Gravel and paved trails (biking, walking, running) along the Licking River in Covington spanning approximately two miles from the corner of Levassor and Eastern Ave. (... Read more

Gravel and paved trails (biking, walking, running) along the Licking River in Covington spanning approximately two miles from the corner of Levassor and Eastern Ave. (behind Holmes High School – 2500 Madison Ave.) to Randolph Park. The paved portion can be accessed at Clayton Meyer Park at the corner of Glenway and Thomas St.... Read More

The Carnegie

South

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location
The Carnegie

The Carnegie

South

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue hosting theater and concert events, children’s arts programs and art exhibitions. With five art... Read more

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue hosting theater and concert events, children’s arts programs and art exhibitions. With five art galleries, a magnificent turn-of-the-century theater, and a brand new education center, the Carnegie is one of the most prominent arts institutions in Northern... Read More

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Approximately 9.25 miles from your location
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Approximately 9.25 miles from your location

Spring Grove, a National Historic Landmark, was chartered in 1845 and is the second largest cemetery in the United States, and the most beautiful according to thousands of... Read more

Spring Grove, a National Historic Landmark, was chartered in 1845 and is the second largest cemetery in the United States, and the most beautiful according to thousands of visitors every year. Its 733 acres offer the public a magnificent arboretum, open air museum and tranquil sanctuary just minutes away from downtown... Read More

Glenwood Gardens

North

Approximately 12.28 miles from your location
Glenwood Gardens

Glenwood Gardens

North

Approximately 12.28 miles from your location

This beatifully landscaped 335-acre park includes a 1.0-mile paved trail and the 1.6-mile Wetland Loop nature trail (skates, scooters and bikes prohibited) and formal... Read more

This beatifully landscaped 335-acre park includes a 1.0-mile paved trail and the 1.6-mile Wetland Loop nature trail (skates, scooters and bikes prohibited) and formal gardens, prairies, forests and wetlands plus Highfield Discovery Garden (fee applies). The gift shop offers a variety of nature-related merchandise. The... Read More

Miami Valley Gaming

North

Approximately 23.98 miles from your location
Miami Valley Gaming

Miami Valley Gaming

North

Approximately 23.98 miles from your location

From an exciting selection of 1,600 gaming machines to four delectable restaurants featuring casual to fine-dining and a track for harness horse racing, Miami Valley... Read more

From an exciting selection of 1,600 gaming machines to four delectable restaurants featuring casual to fine-dining and a track for harness horse racing, Miami Valley Gaming provides an abundance of diversified excitement for you or your group.

Miami Whitewater Forest

West

Approximately 22.71 miles from your location
Miami Whitewater Forest

Miami Whitewater Forest

West

Approximately 22.71 miles from your location

The sprawling 4,345 acres includes Shaker Trace Wetlands with a wildlife viewing shelter located along the Shaker Trace Trail, Frisbee golf course, three nature... Read more

The sprawling 4,345 acres includes Shaker Trace Wetlands with a wildlife viewing shelter located along the Shaker Trace Trail, Frisbee golf course, three nature trails, two Parcours Fitness Trails, 18- hole golf facility with driving range, clubhouse and snack bar, campground, soccer complex, 85-acre lake with fishing and boat... Read More

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