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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

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

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

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

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

Campbell County Log Cabin Museum

South

Approximately 16.61 miles from your location

Campbell County Log Cabin Museum

South

Approximately 16.61 miles from your location

This museum is a privately built and owned non-profit museum. The mission of this museum is "to educate today's generation about yesterday's rural Campbell... Read more

This museum is a privately built and owned non-profit museum. The mission of this museum is "to educate today's generation about yesterday's rural Campbell County; 1845 through about 1965." The museum consists of two re-constructed log cabins, which were built before the Civil War. From 1982 to 1996, both cabins were rebuilt... 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hebrew Union College - Skirball Museum

Uptown

Approximately 8.32 miles from your location

Hebrew Union College - Skirball Museum

Uptown

Approximately 8.32 miles from your location

The Skirball Museum in Cincinnati has a long history as one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. Located in Mayerson Hall, its core exhibit... Read more

The Skirball Museum in Cincinnati has a long history as one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. Located in Mayerson Hall, its core exhibit An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience, is comprised of seven thematic galleries that portray the cultural, historical, and religious heritage of the Jewish... 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

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

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

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.

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. 

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

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