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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

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove

Downtown

Approximately 6.64 miles from your location
Sawyer Point aerial view

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove

Downtown

Approximately 6.64 miles from your location

Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove make up a mile long stretch of park along Cincinnati's riverfront between Smale Riverfront Park and Berry International Friendship Park.... Read more

Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove make up a mile long stretch of park along Cincinnati's riverfront between Smale Riverfront Park and Berry International Friendship Park. Featuring award winning landscaping, a performance pavilion, concessions, 8 outdoor tennis courts, 3 sand volleyball courts, a world class playground, the... Read More

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

West

Approximately 15.14 miles from your location
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

West

Approximately 15.14 miles from your location

This is a 23-acre park offers a 0.6-mile accessible Pin Oak Trail featuring a butterfly and wildflower garden (bikes and skates not permitted) as well as a large gift shop... Read more

This is a 23-acre park offers a 0.6-mile accessible Pin Oak Trail featuring a butterfly and wildflower garden (bikes and skates not permitted) as well as a large gift shop with unique nature-related merchandise. A two-story barn offers nature programs, a variety of exhibits and special events.

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. 

Embshoff Woods

West

Approximately 11.46 miles from your location

Embshoff Woods

West

Approximately 11.46 miles from your location

This 333 acre park features a 1.0-mile Parcours fitness trail, 9-hole disc golf course, playground and reservable picnic shelters.

This 333 acre park features a 1.0-mile Parcours fitness trail, 9-hole disc golf course, playground and reservable picnic shelters.

Loveland Bike Trail

North

Approximately 13.50 miles from your location
Loveland Bike Trail

Loveland Bike Trail

North

Approximately 13.50 miles from your location

The Loveland Bike Trail is a section of the over 70 flat paved miles of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Loveland and other towns offer charming places to stop and... Read more

The Loveland Bike Trail is a section of the over 70 flat paved miles of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Loveland and other towns offer charming places to stop and relax, get a bite to eat or explore. The trail in the vicinity of Loveland is particularly popular because of its easy access, historic downtown, ice cream,... Read More

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Uptown

Approximately 7.34 miles from your location

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Uptown

Approximately 7.34 miles from your location

The William Howard Taft National Historic Site commemorates the only man to serve as President and Chief Justice of the United States. The house that Taft was born in has... Read more

The William Howard Taft National Historic Site commemorates the only man to serve as President and Chief Justice of the United States. The house that Taft was born in has been restored to its original appearance. A visit to the site includes a tour of the restored birthplace and four period rooms that reflect the family life... Read More

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location
Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Located on 45-arces along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include the Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn, the Walnut Street Steps and interactive... Read more

Located on 45-arces along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include the Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn, the Walnut Street Steps and interactive fountain, the Main Street interactive fountain, the Black Brigade Monument, tree groves, a meditative labyrinth, Cincinnati Bike Center, Moerlein Lager House and more. 

Big Bone Lick State Park

South

Approximately 24.73 miles from your location

Big Bone Lick State Park

South

Approximately 24.73 miles from your location

During the Pleistocene Epoch, over 15-thousand years ago, a huge ice sheet covered the ground all the way from Canada down to the Ohio River. On the edges of this ice... Read more

During the Pleistocene Epoch, over 15-thousand years ago, a huge ice sheet covered the ground all the way from Canada down to the Ohio River. On the edges of this ice sheet, great herds of giant mastodons, wooly mammoths and ground sloths were attracted to the warm salt springs that still bubble from the earth at Big Bone Lick... Read More

Fountain Square

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location
Fountain Square

Fountain Square

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location

Eat lunch under the sun, check out what’s playing on the video board, or take part in the multitudes of free programming including music, movies and special events.... Read more

Eat lunch under the sun, check out what’s playing on the video board, or take part in the multitudes of free programming including music, movies and special events. Presiding over the Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati. 

Newport on the Levee

South

Approximately 6.56 miles from your location

Newport on the Levee

South

Approximately 6.56 miles from your location

Newport on the Levee is a multi-level urban retail entertainment center located on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky directly across from Downtown... Read more

Newport on the Levee is a multi-level urban retail entertainment center located on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky directly across from Downtown Cincinnati. Kick back, relax and enjoy the many experiences at Newport on the Levee. Take in an afternoon movie at AMC Newport, have arcade fun at GameWorks or... Read More

World Peace Bell

South

Approximately 6.48 miles from your location
World Peace Bell

World Peace Bell

South

Approximately 6.48 miles from your location

You'll want to swing by Newport to visit the World Peace Bell: the largest, free-swinging bell in the world. Weighing in at 66,000 pounds and measuring 12 feet high and 12... Read more

You'll want to swing by Newport to visit the World Peace Bell: the largest, free-swinging bell in the world. Weighing in at 66,000 pounds and measuring 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, the bell was designed and cast by Cincinnati's own Verdin Bell Company, one of the largest bell-making companies in the world. Installed in 1999,... Read More

Northern Kentucky Riverwalk Statue Tour

South

Approximately 7.17 miles from your location
John A. Roebling, Northern Kentucky Riverwalk Statue Tour

Northern Kentucky Riverwalk Statue Tour

South

Approximately 7.17 miles from your location

Located in Covington’s Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood, the tour is comprised of seven life-like bronze statues of historical figures. Chief Little Turtle led a... Read more

Located in Covington’s Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood, the tour is comprised of seven life-like bronze statues of historical figures. Chief Little Turtle led a confederation of Miami, Delaware, and Shawnee. Simon Kenton was an early explorer. John James Audubon spent time here drawing and painting. Brought to America... Read More

21c Museum Hotel

Downtown

Approximately 7.35 miles from your location
21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel

Downtown

Approximately 7.35 miles from your location

Located in the center of the action in downtown Cincinnati - adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 21c... Read more

Located in the center of the action in downtown Cincinnati - adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a 156-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural civic center. The museum and hotel is located in the 100-year-old... 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

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.48 miles from your location

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.48 miles from your location

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the... Read more

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the greater Cincinnati area, the state of Ohio and the Old Northwest Territory. Today, it houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the... Read More

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

Uptown

Approximately 7.02 miles from your location

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

Uptown

Approximately 7.02 miles from your location

The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati is a gardening resource dedicated to enriching lives through education and community beautification. It's delightfully... Read more

The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati is a gardening resource dedicated to enriching lives through education and community beautification. It's delightfully landscaped eight acres located on Reading Road two-and-a-half miles from downtown Cincinnati. The grounds are maintained by volunteers who donate their time and... Read More

Hyde Park Square

Uptown

Approximately 4.70 miles from your location
Hyde Park Square

Hyde Park Square

Uptown

Approximately 4.70 miles from your location

Acquired in 1903 when Hyde Park was annexed to Cincinnati, this .25 acre parcel, located at Erie Avenue and Edwards Road, was maintained by the city until it was... Read more

Acquired in 1903 when Hyde Park was annexed to Cincinnati, this .25 acre parcel, located at Erie Avenue and Edwards Road, was maintained by the city until it was transferred to the park board in 1917. The fountain on the square was donated by the Kilgour family on Nov. 6, 1900. Following a complete restoration and revamping,... Read More

Ault Park

Uptown

Approximately 3.68 miles from your location
Ault Park

Ault Park

Uptown

Approximately 3.68 miles from your location

Ault Park is one of Cincinnati's largest and most scenic parks, with a variety of gardens, benches and plenty of playground equipment.

Ault Park is one of Cincinnati's largest and most scenic parks, with a variety of gardens, benches and plenty of playground equipment.

Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center

East

Approximately 3.56 miles from your location
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center

Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center

East

Approximately 3.56 miles from your location

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, an entertainment destination located in a park-like setting on the banks of the Ohio River, features live racing, pari-... Read more

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, an entertainment destination located in a park-like setting on the banks of the Ohio River, features live racing, pari-mutuel wagering, 1,500 video lottery games and six dynamic restaurants that include relaxed dining options, live and simulcast race viewing from the River Downs... Read More

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