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Don’t just sit there, get out and explore our vast river region! From the peace and quiet of the back roads of Kentucky to the urban oasis of downtown Cincinnati to water adventures both on the river and off, outdoor fun is all around. And when you want to escape indoors, there are plenty of indoor activity options for both kids and kids at heart.

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Legendary Run Golf Course

East

Approximately 7.01 miles from your location

Legendary Run Golf Course

East

Approximately 7.01 miles from your location

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Hickory Sticks Golf Club

South > Southeast

Approximately 10.53 miles from your location

Hickory Sticks Golf Club

South > Southeast

Approximately 10.53 miles from your location

Little Miami State Park

North

Approximately 34.19 miles from your location

Little Miami State Park

North

Approximately 34.19 miles from your location

The Little Miami State Park and National Scenic River offers a trip into one of Ohio's most beautiful and historic areas. As the river twists and bends, visitors... Read more

The Little Miami State Park and National Scenic River offers a trip into one of Ohio's most beautiful and historic areas. As the river twists and bends, visitors will discover many natural wonders such as steep rocky cliffs, towering sycamores and elegant great blue herons on the wing. Little Miami State Park introduces... Read More

Tri County Golf Ranch

North

Approximately 13.59 miles from your location

Tri County Golf Ranch

North

Approximately 13.59 miles from your location

The 9-hole Tri County Golf Ranch course (previously known as the Golden Tee At Tri-County) facility in Springdale, Ohio, features 1,207 yards of golf from the longest tees... Read more

The 9-hole Tri County Golf Ranch course (previously known as the Golden Tee At Tri-County) facility in Springdale, Ohio, features 1,207 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27. The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Bent grass. Designed by Jose Casterjon, the Tri County Golf Ranch golf course... Read More

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Twin Run Golf Course

North

Approximately 27.13 miles from your location

Twin Run Golf Course

North

Approximately 27.13 miles from your location

Harmon Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.30 miles from your location

Harmon Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.30 miles from your location

South Fork Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 18.32 miles from your location

South Fork Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 18.32 miles from your location

This 42 acre park located on the west side of the city was originally planned as part of Farmview Subdivision Approval (mid 1980s). The developer donated five acres to the... Read more

This 42 acre park located on the west side of the city was originally planned as part of Farmview Subdivision Approval (mid 1980s). The developer donated five acres to the City in 1997 and 37 acres in late 2000. The park has a nautical theme and is the largest city park. Current amenities include the following: Concrete masonry... Read More

Scenic River Canoe Excursions

East

Approximately 4.86 miles from your location

Scenic River Canoe Excursions

East

Approximately 4.86 miles from your location

Scenic River Canoe Excursions invites you to relax on the river and enjoy a peaceful canoe or kayak trip on the Little Miami River, a State and National Scenic River... Read more

Scenic River Canoe Excursions invites you to relax on the river and enjoy a peaceful canoe or kayak trip on the Little Miami River, a State and National Scenic River long considered one of Ohio’s most beautiful waterways. A beautiful way to enjoy your day-- Mother Nature provides the gorgeous setting, and we can provide... Read More

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Governor Bebb Metropark

North

Approximately 29.89 miles from your location

Governor Bebb Metropark

North

Approximately 29.89 miles from your location

The smell of fresh air and a bit of historical flavor are just a few of the ingredients that bring a touch of nostalgia to this preserve. The Governor Bebb Preserve... Read more

The smell of fresh air and a bit of historical flavor are just a few of the ingredients that bring a touch of nostalgia to this preserve. The Governor Bebb Preserve features a historical pioneer village, which includes the log house birthplace of William Bebb, Butler County native and Ohio's nineteenth governor; a general store... Read More

Reeves Golf Course

East

Approximately 2.37 miles from your location

Reeves Golf Course

East

Approximately 2.37 miles from your location

Wide, friendly fairways greet players at Reeves, whose traditional layout and small, elevated greens add some challenge to eth game. Reeves’ nine hole , par 3 course and... Read more

Wide, friendly fairways greet players at Reeves, whose traditional layout and small, elevated greens add some challenge to eth game. Reeves’ nine hole , par 3 course and expansive driving range are great for a quick warm up or to learn the game. 18 Holes, Par 70 – 6,371 yards Course Rating: 69.4 Slope: 110 9 Hole, Par 3... Read More

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.74 miles from your location
Boone County Arboretum (photo: Cincinnati Enquirer)

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.74 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

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A.J. Jolly Park

South > Southeast

Approximately 14.21 miles from your location

A.J. Jolly Park

South > Southeast

Approximately 14.21 miles from your location

A.J. Jolly Park & Campground is an award-winning, 1000 acre park that offers many outdoor activities It also offers approximately 20 miles of trails for horseback... Read more

A.J. Jolly Park & Campground is an award-winning, 1000 acre park that offers many outdoor activities It also offers approximately 20 miles of trails for horseback riding and 18 holes of golf on the banks of A.J. Jolly Lake. Visit the Park & Campground and Equestrian Campground pages for more information, and be sure to... Read More

Stringtown Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.37 miles from your location

Stringtown Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.37 miles from your location

Stringtown Park is located on Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) between Kathryn and Wallace Avenues on 8 acres in the eastern section of the City. The City purchased the... Read more

Stringtown Park is located on Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) between Kathryn and Wallace Avenues on 8 acres in the eastern section of the City. The City purchased the property in the spring of 2001 from the estate of Isabella Schmidt. It is the newest neighborhood park that was named in a city-wide contest. The playground... Read More

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Blooms & Berries Farm Market

East

Approximately 13.33 miles from your location

Blooms & Berries Farm Market

East

Approximately 13.33 miles from your location

Garden Center They grow 90% of their own flowers exhibiting them at the Cincy Flower Show and their Garden Center. Their hanging baskets are continuously talked about by... Read more

Garden Center They grow 90% of their own flowers exhibiting them at the Cincy Flower Show and their Garden Center. Their hanging baskets are continuously talked about by their customers as being the best value and the most impressive seen at any garden center. This season lasts from mid April through Late June. Pick Your Own... Read More

Lake Waynoka

East

Approximately 33.47 miles from your location

Lake Waynoka

East

Approximately 33.47 miles from your location

  Located on Lake Waynoka great for fishing, boating, and skiing with a campground, lodge, restaurant, health center, beach and lounge.  

  Located on Lake Waynoka great for fishing, boating, and skiing with a campground, lodge, restaurant, health center, beach and lounge.  

Hidden Valley Lake Golf Club

West

Approximately 25.46 miles from your location

Hidden Valley Lake Golf Club

West

Approximately 25.46 miles from your location

Florence/Boone County Skate Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.93 miles from your location

Florence/Boone County Skate Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.93 miles from your location

This 20,000 sq. ft. park is designed for in-line skates, roller blades and skateboards and has beginner, intermediate and advanced areas with various challenging elements... Read more

This 20,000 sq. ft. park is designed for in-line skates, roller blades and skateboards and has beginner, intermediate and advanced areas with various challenging elements. Included are a shelter, spectator area, emergency telephone and parking lot. There is no fee to enter. Park hours are from dawn to dusk. Safety equipment... Read More

Shelter Cove Marina

East

Approximately 2.73 miles from your location

Shelter Cove Marina

East

Approximately 2.73 miles from your location

Located on the Little Miami River with valet launch services and less than a mile trip to the Ohio River.

Located on the Little Miami River with valet launch services and less than a mile trip to the Ohio River.

Morgan's Canoe & Outdoor Adventures Brookville

West

Approximately 40.32 miles from your location

Morgan's Canoe & Outdoor Adventures Brookville

West

Approximately 40.32 miles from your location

Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, rafting and camping along the fastest flowing river in Indiana, the Whitewater River which is considered a Class 1 stream and great for canoeists... Read more

Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, rafting and camping along the fastest flowing river in Indiana, the Whitewater River which is considered a Class 1 stream and great for canoeists of all skill levels. 

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Hickory Woods Golf Course

East

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

Hickory Woods Golf Course

East

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort

West

Approximately 46.27 miles from your location
Harbor Links

Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort

West

Approximately 46.27 miles from your location

Public, 18 Hole, P.B. Dye designed championship golf course, located at Kent’s Harbor Marina on beautiful Brookville Lake.  Stay and Play packages available.

Public, 18 Hole, P.B. Dye designed championship golf course, located at Kent’s Harbor Marina on beautiful Brookville Lake.  Stay and Play packages available.

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 miles from your location

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 miles from your location

Sugar Bay Golf

South > Southwest

Approximately 35.80 miles from your location

Sugar Bay Golf

South > Southwest

Approximately 35.80 miles from your location

Family-owned by locals, you're sure to have fun at this friendly golf course.

Family-owned by locals, you're sure to have fun at this friendly golf course.

Kent's Harbor Marina

West

Approximately 44.75 miles from your location
Kent's Harbor Marina

Kent's Harbor Marina

West

Approximately 44.75 miles from your location

Located on Brookville Lake, features a full service 380-slip deep water marina with seasonal and transient slips, daily boat rentals, waterfront restaurant and bar,... Read more

Located on Brookville Lake, features a full service 380-slip deep water marina with seasonal and transient slips, daily boat rentals, waterfront restaurant and bar, overnight condo lodging, boat sales and service, and 18 hole golf course.

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Elks Run Golf Club

East

Approximately 11.40 miles from your location

Elks Run Golf Club

East

Approximately 11.40 miles from your location

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Lindale Golf Club

East

Approximately 11.99 miles from your location

Lindale Golf Club

East

Approximately 11.99 miles from your location

Flagg Springs Golf Course

South > Southeast

Approximately 15.73 miles from your location

Flagg Springs Golf Course

South > Southeast

Approximately 15.73 miles from your location

The Golf Center at Kings Island

North

Approximately 18.00 miles from your location
Golf Center at Kings Island

The Golf Center at Kings Island

North

Approximately 18.00 miles from your location

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Orleans Park

South

Approximately 19.07 miles from your location

Orleans Park

South

Approximately 19.07 miles from your location

Acquired in 2002, Fischer Development donated 9.5 acres and the City purchased an adjoining 1.5 acres to make this active 11 acre park. The park is located in the Orleans... Read more

Acquired in 2002, Fischer Development donated 9.5 acres and the City purchased an adjoining 1.5 acres to make this active 11 acre park. The park is located in the Orleans North subdivision on the west side of the city. The Park Master Plan recommends development of a gazebo and fishing pier. Facilities include the following:... Read More

Whitewater Memorial State Park

West

Approximately 46.85 miles from your location

Whitewater Memorial State Park

West

Approximately 46.85 miles from your location

Whitewater Memorial State Park is a great family getaway because of its 200-acre Whitewater Lake. Many guests enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, and camping. The... Read more

Whitewater Memorial State Park is a great family getaway because of its 200-acre Whitewater Lake. Many guests enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, and camping. The park also offers nine miles of horseback riding for experienced riders or hayrides, guided trail rides, and sleigh rides for new riders.

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Loveland Canoe and Kayak

East

Approximately 13.28 miles from your location

Loveland Canoe and Kayak

East

Approximately 13.28 miles from your location

Enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the region. With it's designation as a State and National Scenic... Read more

Enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the region. With it's designation as a State and National Scenic River this section of the Little Miami looks much the way it did 200 years ago with rolling, majestic banks, pristine waters and natural vegetation. Paddle Happy...

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Neumann Golf Course

West

Approximately 17.32 miles from your location

Neumann Golf Course

West

Approximately 17.32 miles from your location

Fast, true greens and rolling, wooded fairways set among three distinctly different nines make Neumann Cincinnati’s most popular golf course. Known for its welcoming... Read more

Fast, true greens and rolling, wooded fairways set among three distinctly different nines make Neumann Cincinnati’s most popular golf course. Known for its welcoming atmosphere and scenic, quiet wooded setting, Neumann’s four sets of tees provide the right challenge for every player. 27 Holes, Driving Range, Practice Green... Read More

Muddy Water Equestrian Park

North

Approximately 14.38 miles from your location

Muddy Water Equestrian Park

North

Approximately 14.38 miles from your location

Muddy Water offers many other types of services such as trail rides, kid's rides, riding classes/lessons, after school programs, horse care clinics, mentoring programs and... Read more

Muddy Water offers many other types of services such as trail rides, kid's rides, riding classes/lessons, after school programs, horse care clinics, mentoring programs and birthday/private parties. As well, they rent the facilities for private events, barbecues or old-fashioned western picnics. Muddy Water is just what you are... Read More

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Gunpowder Creek Nature Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 19.85 miles from your location

Gunpowder Creek Nature Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 19.85 miles from your location

Explore 1.25 miles of unpaved walking and hiking trains, let the kids burn off steam on the playground, or reserve the shelter for a private event. The park has 122 wooded... Read more

Explore 1.25 miles of unpaved walking and hiking trains, let the kids burn off steam on the playground, or reserve the shelter for a private event. The park has 122 wooded acres complete with an 1800s logging trail that ends near the creek.

American Classical Music Walk Of Fame

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location
Washington Park fountains, Music Hall

American Classical Music Walk Of Fame

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

The American Classical Music Walk of Fame in Washington Park, a project of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, is the only project in existence that combines... Read more

The American Classical Music Walk of Fame in Washington Park, a project of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, is the only project in existence that combines classical music, mobile technology, public spaces, and a dancing fountain.  An interactive classical music application that is integrated into a major urban park... Read More

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Fort Thomas Landmark Tree Trail

South > Riverfront

Approximately 4.09 miles from your location

Fort Thomas Landmark Tree Trail

South > Riverfront

Approximately 4.09 miles from your location

This relatively short 1.1 mile trail features 14 landmark trees and various plant life. A great trail for kids although some of the hills are a bit steep and might be... Read more

This relatively short 1.1 mile trail features 14 landmark trees and various plant life. A great trail for kids although some of the hills are a bit steep and might be mildly challenging.

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Lakewood Golf Course

East

Approximately 29.99 miles from your location

Lakewood Golf Course

East

Approximately 29.99 miles from your location

Friendly Meadows Golf Course

East

Approximately 21.23 miles from your location

Friendly Meadows Golf Course

East

Approximately 21.23 miles from your location

Aston Oaks Golf Club

West

Approximately 19.23 miles from your location

Aston Oaks Golf Club

West

Approximately 19.23 miles from your location

Eighteen holes of championship golf will wind their way through Aston Oaks wooded terrain. This world class golf course has been designed by Nicklaus Design, Inc. These... Read more

Eighteen holes of championship golf will wind their way through Aston Oaks wooded terrain. This world class golf course has been designed by Nicklaus Design, Inc. These spectacular golf holes offer not only a distinctively different course, but one of incredible beauty. You're sure to enjoy a challenging game of golf... Read More

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Pier 99

South > Southwest

Approximately 37.80 miles from your location

Pier 99

South > Southwest

Approximately 37.80 miles from your location

Located near Belterra Casino and Markland Dam just off the Ohio River on Craigs Creek Lake.

Located near Belterra Casino and Markland Dam just off the Ohio River on Craigs Creek Lake.

Thaxton's Canoe & Paddlers Inn

South > Southeast

Approximately 21.39 miles from your location

Thaxton's Canoe & Paddlers Inn

South > Southeast

Approximately 21.39 miles from your location

Camp in a cabin or rent a canoe and paddle along the Licking River.

Camp in a cabin or rent a canoe and paddle along the Licking River.

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Veterans Memorial of Boone County

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.80 miles from your location

Veterans Memorial of Boone County

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.80 miles from your location

The Veterans Memorial of Boone County was conceived in 1995 when H.B. Deatherage, a Viet Nam veteran, was deeply moved by the fact that veterans in Boone County had no... Read more

The Veterans Memorial of Boone County was conceived in 1995 when H.B. Deatherage, a Viet Nam veteran, was deeply moved by the fact that veterans in Boone County had no place to heal wounds and memories of war. The names and etchings were brought to the forefront with beautiful black granite, making up the memorial honoring WWI... Read More

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The Golf Courses at Kenton County

South > Southwest

Approximately 13.89 miles from your location

The Golf Courses at Kenton County

South > Southwest

Approximately 13.89 miles from your location

Courses: The Pioneer is the shortest of the courses playing to a par 71. The Willows, designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, offers golfers a scenic and challenging test... Read more

Courses: The Pioneer is the shortest of the courses playing to a par 71. The Willows, designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, offers golfers a scenic and challenging test of tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. Fox Run, designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, is consistently rated one of the most challenging public... Read More

Deer Track Golf Course

East

Approximately 15.79 miles from your location

Deer Track Golf Course

East

Approximately 15.79 miles from your location

Cincinnati Circus Company

North

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

Cincinnati Circus Company

North

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

The Cincinnati Circus Company is an entertainment and event provider that offers more than 100 different forms of entertainment; from jugglers to fire performers and... Read more

The Cincinnati Circus Company is an entertainment and event provider that offers more than 100 different forms of entertainment; from jugglers to fire performers and aerialists, to setting up large events complete with disc jockeys and green screen photographers. Did we mention that they also have the only flying trapeze rig in... Read More

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Brook Hill Golf Club

West

Approximately 42.27 miles from your location

Brook Hill Golf Club

West

Approximately 42.27 miles from your location

A Classic design, nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Brook Hill Golf Club features bent grass greens and tees with lush rolling bluegrass fairways.... Read more

A Classic design, nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Brook Hill Golf Club features bent grass greens and tees with lush rolling bluegrass fairways. Strategically placed bunkers and crystal blue lakes will challenge both the casual and the low handicap golfer.

Mariner's Landing

West

Approximately 17.94 miles from your location

Mariner's Landing

West

Approximately 17.94 miles from your location

Full service marina located 14 miles out of Cincinnati with access to the Ohio River, shaded picnic area, and in ground pool and deck.  

Full service marina located 14 miles out of Cincinnati with access to the Ohio River, shaded picnic area, and in ground pool and deck.  

Putt-Putt Fun Center

South

Approximately 12.67 miles from your location

Putt-Putt Fun Center

South

Approximately 12.67 miles from your location

The classic game of skill for all ages. 18 holes of stiff competition, or just plain fun. Just make sure that you keep score! Price per 18 holes: $5.00 Children 5 and... Read more

The classic game of skill for all ages. 18 holes of stiff competition, or just plain fun. Just make sure that you keep score! Price per 18 holes: $5.00 Children 5 and under - $1 with paying adult 36 Holes | $7.00 10 game ticket | $27.00

Liberty Country Club

West

Approximately 47.63 miles from your location

Liberty Country Club

West

Approximately 47.63 miles from your location

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