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BB Riverboats

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.02 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
BB Riverboats(photo: A Imaging)

BB Riverboats

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.02 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Inspired by Cincinnati’s endearing bond to the river, BB Riverboats’ founder, Ben Bernstein, along with close friend and industry pioneer, Betty Blake, sought to provide a... Read more

Inspired by Cincinnati’s endearing bond to the river, BB Riverboats’ founder, Ben Bernstein, along with close friend and industry pioneer, Betty Blake, sought to provide a new opportunity—one centered on adventure, beauty, and discovery. They envisioned a journey where lasting memories would be created by the undeniable romance of the river—and a dining experience whose ever-changing backdrop... Read More

Newport Aquarium

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.21 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
Stingray Hideaway at Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.21 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

While exploring Newport Aquarium's million gallons of fun, guests have the opportunity to touch a shark, play in the interactive frog bog and even pet a penguin during the... Read more

While exploring Newport Aquarium's million gallons of fun, guests have the opportunity to touch a shark, play in the interactive frog bog and even pet a penguin during the Penguin Encounter. If you're daring, take a stroll across the Shark Bridge - the only suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks! This V-shaped rope bridge is 75-feet long... Read More

Newport on the Levee

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.21 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
Bridgeview Box Park (photo: Newport on the Levee)

Newport on the Levee

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.21 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Opened in 2001, Newport on the Levee is a multi-level retail entertainment center, located across from downtown Cincinnati on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport,... Read more

Opened in 2001, Newport on the Levee is a multi-level retail entertainment center, located across from downtown Cincinnati on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. Hosting nearly 4.5 million guests each year upon 380,000 square feet of unique retail and restaurant space, Newport on the Levee features a variety of office space, retail, dining, lodging and entertainment options,... Read More

Rotolo

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.26 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Rotolo

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.26 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Boutique bowling center with a full casual Italian-inspired restaurant, bars, patio and bocce.   Rotolo Bowling Bocce Eatery is a boutique bowling alley with plenty... Read more

Boutique bowling center with a full casual Italian-inspired restaurant, bars, patio and bocce.   Rotolo Bowling Bocce Eatery is a boutique bowling alley with plenty of fun to go ‘round. A license for indulgence and bowler’s paradise, Rotolo takes a modern spin on the traditional bowling alley, where it features two full-service bars and 68 seat restaurant, 16 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a... Read More

Ice Skating on the Levee

South

Approximately 0.27 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Ice Skating on the Levee

South

Approximately 0.27 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

As part of Winter Wonder on the Levee, enjoy a 9,000 square foot ice rink! 

As part of Winter Wonder on the Levee, enjoy a 9,000 square foot ice rink! 

The Thompson House

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.27 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

The Thompson House

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.27 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Thompson House is a live music venue located in Newport Kentucky. They feature four different stages and four bars. Thompson House has a large variety of bands performing... Read more

Thompson House is a live music venue located in Newport Kentucky. They feature four different stages and four bars. Thompson House has a large variety of bands performing each week. Every Monday they host an Open Mic Night and the first Saturday of every month they host Reggae Nights. Thompson House also offers Haunted Ghost Tours.  

National Steamboat Monument

Downtown

Approximately 0.28 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
National Steamboat Monument

National Steamboat Monument

Downtown

Approximately 0.28 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

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 Grove.  The smokestacks showcase the importance of steam in the early... Read More

Kentucky Pickens

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.30 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Kentucky Pickens

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.30 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Kentucky Pickens is a one-of-a-kind retail destination at Newport on the Levee featuring antiques, collectibles, hard-to-find items and bargains galore. 

Kentucky Pickens is a one-of-a-kind retail destination at Newport on the Levee featuring antiques, collectibles, hard-to-find items and bargains galore. 

GameWorks

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.30 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

GameWorks

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.30 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

GameWorks is the incredible high-tech entertainment, restaurant and bar experience where guests can eat, drink, party and play. Each GameWorks venue provides all the best... Read more

GameWorks is the incredible high-tech entertainment, restaurant and bar experience where guests can eat, drink, party and play. Each GameWorks venue provides all the best elements of a great night out in one location, including a full-service restaurant with a fantastic menu and casual decor; a cool, high-energy bar serving signature martinis and specialty cocktails; and the most entertaining and... Read More

Purple People Bridge

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.31 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
Purple People Bridge

Purple People Bridge

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.31 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

First opened in 1872 as Cincinnati's first railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River, the L&N Railroad Bridge evolved through the years to accommodate streetcar,... Read more

First opened in 1872 as Cincinnati's first railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River, the L&N Railroad Bridge evolved through the years to accommodate streetcar, pedestrian and automobile traffic before becoming a pedestrian-only bridge in May 2003 and was given the nickname Purple People Bridge. At 2,670 feet in length, it is the longest connector of its kind in the country that links two... Read More

JackRabbit Newport

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.32 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

JackRabbit Newport

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.32 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Bob Roncker's Running Spot offers the largest and widest selection of running shoes in the tri-state area. Consisting of brands like Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, New... Read more

Bob Roncker's Running Spot offers the largest and widest selection of running shoes in the tri-state area. Consisting of brands like Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Vibram, and Saucony. Bob Roncker's Running Spot also offers a variety of apparel, accessories, and socks complements the shoes.

World Peace Bell

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.32 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
World Peace Bell (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

World Peace Bell

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.32 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

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, the bell was originally crafted to be rung on the International Day of... Read More

Heritage Bank Center

Downtown

Approximately 0.32 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
US Bank Arena

Heritage Bank Center

Downtown

Approximately 0.32 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Heritage Bank Center was first built in 1975, then called Riverfront Coliseum. Since then, it has been named The Crown, Firstar Center, U.S. Bank Arena and now Heritage... Read more

Heritage Bank Center was first built in 1975, then called Riverfront Coliseum. Since then, it has been named The Crown, Firstar Center, U.S. Bank Arena and now Heritage Bank Center. It is Cincinnati's largest indoor arena. The arena was virtually rebuilt in 1997. On the outside, the facade was redesigned and the entrance was changed. On the inside, concession areas were redesigned, restrooms were... Read More

Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey

Downtown

Approximately 0.33 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
Cincinnati Cyclones

Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey

Downtown

Approximately 0.33 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

The Cincinnati Cyclones are Cincinnati's Kelly Cup Championship winning hockey team and ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Cincinnati Cyclones hockey games are... Read more

The Cincinnati Cyclones are Cincinnati's Kelly Cup Championship winning hockey team and ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Cincinnati Cyclones hockey games are more than just a game! Non-stop action, affordable family entertainment, and intermission activities provide unmatched entertainment value on the banks of the Ohio River at Heritage Bank Center.

Bourbon Tasting and Distillery Tour

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.34 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
New Riff Distilling

Bourbon Tasting and Distillery Tour

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.34 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati was at one time one of the top bourbon rectifying regions in the United States. Cincy Bourbon Bus aims to celebrate its rich history with... Read more

Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati was at one time one of the top bourbon rectifying regions in the United States. Cincy Bourbon Bus aims to celebrate its rich history with stops at New Riff Distilling for a tour and a tasting, Second Sight Spirits for a tour and tasting and do some relaxing with a flight of bourbon at The Littlefield (one of the best Cincinnati Bourbon Bars) and Bourbon Haus 1841... Read More

Greaves Concert Hall

South

Approximately 0.34 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Greaves Concert Hall

South

Approximately 0.34 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Greaves Concert Hall is located just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Opened in 1992, this 637-seat hall offers listeners a warm and intimate setting with superb... Read more

Greaves Concert Hall is located just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Opened in 1992, this 637-seat hall offers listeners a warm and intimate setting with superb acoustics and sight lines.

Newport Gangster Tour

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.36 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
Newport Gangster Tours

Newport Gangster Tour

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.36 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous... Read more

Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous, high energy presentation inside an old casino to explain the historic significance of Newport, and discover how this little town gave birth to the modern day gaming industry.   Tour duration 90 Minutes – 2 Hours   Tour begins... Read More

Reds Team Shop

Downtown

Approximately 0.37 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Reds Team Shop

Downtown

Approximately 0.37 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

The official store of the Cincinnati Reds offering gifts and souvenirs, with everything a true Red's fan needs.

The official store of the Cincinnati Reds offering gifts and souvenirs, with everything a true Red's fan needs.

Newport is Haunted

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.37 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Newport is Haunted

South, Riverfront

Approximately 0.37 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport where cloaked guides will lead you by lantern-light and enthrall you with tales of murder, suicide and even... Read more

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport where cloaked guides will lead you by lantern-light and enthrall you with tales of murder, suicide and even decapitation. Learn the horrifying origin of Bobby Mackey’s wicked haunting and discover the details around several of Newport’s vicious and unsolved crimes. Presented by American Legacy Tours.

Hofbrauhaus Brewery Tours

South

Approximately 0.40 miles from from Independence Day Cruise
Hofbrauhaus Newport (photo: KentuckyTourism.com)

Hofbrauhaus Brewery Tours

South

Approximately 0.40 miles from from Independence Day Cruise

Schedule a guided brewery tour to learn how their world famous bier is crafted. The tour gives you a peek behind the scenes with one of the passionate & knowledgeable... Read more

Schedule a guided brewery tour to learn how their world famous bier is crafted. The tour gives you a peek behind the scenes with one of the passionate & knowledgeable Brewmasters and includes a sampling of 5 current biers.

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