Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Feed the giraffes and get up-close-and-personal with the majestic lions in the Africa exhibit, the largest animal exhibit in Cincinnati Zoo history. The Zoo, consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country, is the nation's second-oldest zoo and a national historic landmark.
It's good old-fashioned summertime fun at Coney Island on the East side of town with Sunlite Pool, the largest recirculating pool in the world! Get in line for newer activities like Cannonball Cover and Challenge Zone. And don't miss a turn on the Wipe Out thrill ride or one of the water slides that's part of Typhoon Tower.
More than two miles of track makes EnterTRAINment Junction the world's largest indoor train display, where 90 G-scale trains chug through towns that represent various locomotive eras of U.S. history. If your little conductors have some energy to burn, send them to the A-Maze-N Funhouse for circus sideshow spectacles.
Little adrenaline junkies (and their parents) can't get enough of the high-flying roller coasters at this globally famed amusement park. For the littlest visitors, Planet Snoopy has been voted Best Kids Area in the world for more than 12 consecutive years by Amusement Today. When it's time to cool off, head to Soak City Waterpark, the park’s massive 33-acre waterpark!
When was the last time you touched a live shark or stingray? Today can be your day in Shark Central and Stingray Hideaway at Newport Aquarium. While you're there, stop by and say hi to Snowball and Snowflake in Gator Alley, the rare white alligators. And be sure to test your courage while crossing Shark Bridge, a 75-foot rope bridge stretching over the shark tank!
Duke Energy Children's Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center
Kids can climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them with hands-on fun for all ages at one of the top children's museums in the country at Duke Energy Children's Museum which is part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal! Eight exhibit areas, including two especially designed for preschool-aged children and younger, and more than 1,800 hours of programming makes fun and learning go hand in hand.