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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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Boone Links Golf Course

South > Southwest

Approximately 17.57 miles from your location

Boone Links Golf Course

South > Southwest

Approximately 17.57 miles from your location

Boone Links, owned and managed by Boone County since 1979, offers 27 holes covering 200 acres in the heart of Oakbrook in Florence. Challenging enough for the experienced... Read more

Boone Links, owned and managed by Boone County since 1979, offers 27 holes covering 200 acres in the heart of Oakbrook in Florence. Challenging enough for the experienced golfer but friendly enough for the beginner.

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

Circling Hills Golf Course

West

Approximately 25.09 miles from your location

Circling Hills Golf Course

West

Approximately 25.09 miles from your location

Sunrock Farm

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.26 miles from your location

Sunrock Farm

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.26 miles from your location

Sunrock Farm is an educational farm dedicated to providing children and other visitors with a rich and varied experience emphasizing the senses and the realization that we... Read more

Sunrock Farm is an educational farm dedicated to providing children and other visitors with a rich and varied experience emphasizing the senses and the realization that we are deeply connected to the natural world. Their mission is to cultivate a sense of wonder, adventure, and respect for the diversity of life in the world... Read More

Busse's Farm

West

Approximately 31.28 miles from your location

Busse's Farm

West

Approximately 31.28 miles from your location

The farm offers a wide variety of bedding plants for purchase, including 19 different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and herbs. In the fall, choose... Read more

The farm offers a wide variety of bedding plants for purchase, including 19 different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and herbs. In the fall, choose from approximately 2,500 pumpkins and 500 gourds, or pick from the farm's vast selection of mums.

Beckett Ridge Golf Club

North

Approximately 17.73 miles from your location

Beckett Ridge Golf Club

North

Approximately 17.73 miles from your location

Amid the rolling hills near Cincinnati, you'll find one of Southwest Ohio's top-ranked golfing experiences. Beckett Ridge has a classic course with a great tradition in... Read more

Amid the rolling hills near Cincinnati, you'll find one of Southwest Ohio's top-ranked golfing experiences. Beckett Ridge has a classic course with a great tradition in the area. The layout was designed by Jack Kidwell, one of the best known names in the world of Ohio golf. He skillfully combined the ups and downs of the... Read More

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Greentree Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.68 miles from your location

Greentree Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.68 miles from your location

Greentree Golf Club occupies a refreshingly rural parcel of Southwestern Ohio land between Cincinnati and Dayton, perfect for getting in a relaxing round, and with easy... Read more

Greentree Golf Club occupies a refreshingly rural parcel of Southwestern Ohio land between Cincinnati and Dayton, perfect for getting in a relaxing round, and with easy access to I-75. Enjoying the scenery at Greentree will be a far more simple task than making par, as there are no roads, no houses and no noise to take away... Read More

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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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

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

Logan's Gap

East

Approximately 40.00 miles from your location

Logan's Gap

East

Approximately 40.00 miles from your location

Located in the Ohio Valley along Eagle Creek in Ripley, Ohio. Logan's Gap is a family-friendly camping destination.

Located in the Ohio Valley along Eagle Creek in Ripley, Ohio. Logan's Gap is a family-friendly camping destination.

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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Beech Creek Golf Course

North

Approximately 14.20 miles from your location

Beech Creek Golf Course

North

Approximately 14.20 miles from your location

Opened in 1995, Beech Creek has become known as a local favorite for golf the whole family can enjoy. The par-70 golf course measures over 5,400 yards from the back... Read more

Opened in 1995, Beech Creek has become known as a local favorite for golf the whole family can enjoy. The par-70 golf course measures over 5,400 yards from the back tees. It was designed by Joe and Tom Macke. The shorter length of the golf course, along with affordable anytime rates, make Beech Creek Golf Course a great choice... Read More

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Pleasant Hill Golf Club

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

Pleasant Hill Golf Club

North

Approximately 26.24 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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Majestic Springs Golf Course

North

Approximately 35.32 miles from your location

Majestic Springs Golf Course

North

Approximately 35.32 miles from your location

This is where you'll find golf as it should be... a gentleman's game on Mother Nature's terms. This 18-hole links-style course features fairways shaped from rolling... Read more

This is where you'll find golf as it should be... a gentleman's game on Mother Nature's terms. This 18-hole links-style course features fairways shaped from rolling meadows, bordered by menacing roughs and woodlands. A crystal clear stream meanders through the course that, along with nine different ponds, 58 sand bunkers and... Read More

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Cheers to Art!

Downtown

Approximately 7.54 miles from your location

Cheers to Art!

Downtown

Approximately 7.54 miles from your location

It’s the perfect place to get together with friends and family to relax, unwind and enjoy time together painting while sipping your favorite beverage. Whether you consider... Read more

It’s the perfect place to get together with friends and family to relax, unwind and enjoy time together painting while sipping your favorite beverage. Whether you consider yourself artistic or have never painted before, the instructor will guide you through the featured painting of the evening… and at the end of the night, you’... Read More

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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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Green Crest Golf Club

North

Approximately 19.88 miles from your location

Green Crest Golf Club

North

Approximately 19.88 miles from your location

Green Crest Golf Club offers group lessons, leagues, private instruction, on-course beverage service, practice green, pro shop, snack bar and dining room.

Green Crest Golf Club offers group lessons, leagues, private instruction, on-course beverage service, practice green, pro shop, snack bar and dining room.

Lakewood Golf Course

East

Approximately 29.99 miles from your location

Lakewood Golf Course

East

Approximately 29.99 miles from your location

East Fork Stables

East

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

East Fork Stables

East

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

East Fork Stables has an indoor arena and miles of trail riding. Enhance your knowledge of defensive riding. Lessons cover everything from grooming and tacking to advanced... Read more

East Fork Stables has an indoor arena and miles of trail riding. Enhance your knowledge of defensive riding. Lessons cover everything from grooming and tacking to advanced horsemanship skills. Western, endurance, and English riding lessons are available. Lessons are offered year round.

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

Boone's Landing

South > Southwest

Approximately 27.16 miles from your location

Boone's Landing

South > Southwest

Approximately 27.16 miles from your location

Located near Big Bone Creek with access to the Ohio River, Boone's Landing offers boat storage, launching, mooring, and rentals of pontoons and canoes.  

Located near Big Bone Creek with access to the Ohio River, Boone's Landing offers boat storage, launching, mooring, and rentals of pontoons and canoes.  

Jump Stop Safari

North

Approximately 24.75 miles from your location

Jump Stop Safari

North

Approximately 24.75 miles from your location

A mega indoor playground for children under age 12, Jump Stop Safari is locally owned and operated in the heart of Historic Lebanon. Featuring a custom-designed, multi-... Read more

A mega indoor playground for children under age 12, Jump Stop Safari is locally owned and operated in the heart of Historic Lebanon. Featuring a custom-designed, multi-level, padded play center with 2 enclosed slides, a glider, punching bags, a ropes course, climbing mats, and a fun hippo lookout, it's the perfect stop for... Read More

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Walden Ponds Golf Club

North

Approximately 22.50 miles from your location

Walden Ponds Golf Club

North

Approximately 22.50 miles from your location

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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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Giles Conrad Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 18.40 miles from your location
Giles Conrad Park (photo: Katie Scheper)

Giles Conrad Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 18.40 miles from your location

Giles Conrad Park is a 43-acre park situated along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.  It provides a 1.3 mile paved, level path, a picnic shelter, a basketball... Read more

Giles Conrad Park is a 43-acre park situated along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.  It provides a 1.3 mile paved, level path, a picnic shelter, a basketball court, fitness stations and a playground.

Lincoln Woods Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.99 miles from your location

Lincoln Woods Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.99 miles from your location

The land for this park was acquired by the City in 1959 as a part of the water treatment plant land acquisition. This 15 acre park was developed in 1985 into an active... Read more

The land for this park was acquired by the City in 1959 as a part of the water treatment plant land acquisition. This 15 acre park was developed in 1985 into an active park. Amenities include the following: Two asphalt surface enclosed tennis courts. City sponsored clinics are conducted at the courts and have priority use.... Read More

Fairfield Greens South Trace

North

Approximately 17.18 miles from your location

Fairfield Greens South Trace

North

Approximately 17.18 miles from your location

Fairfield Greens South Trace is a par 70 championship golf course that plays 6,246 yards with five par three holes, 10 par four holes and three par five holes. The course... Read more

Fairfield Greens South Trace is a par 70 championship golf course that plays 6,246 yards with five par three holes, 10 par four holes and three par five holes. The course features bentgrass fairways, large undulating greens, numerous water hazards and bunkers.

Wilder Boat Launch Ramp

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.72 miles from your location

Wilder Boat Launch Ramp

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.72 miles from your location

Located only a few miles away from downtown Cincinnati with a short trip to the Ohio River.  

Located only a few miles away from downtown Cincinnati with a short trip to the Ohio River.  

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.  

Woodland Golf Course

West

Approximately 14.46 miles from your location

Woodland Golf Course

West

Approximately 14.46 miles from your location

Woodland’s welcoming and satisfying layout is ideal for players of all abilities to play together, perfect for families and friends to enjoy a day on the greens or to... Read more

Woodland’s welcoming and satisfying layout is ideal for players of all abilities to play together, perfect for families and friends to enjoy a day on the greens or to improve their games. 9 Holes, Par 34 – 2,206 yards Practice Green

Riverside Boat Launch Ramp

West

Approximately 11.30 miles from your location

Riverside Boat Launch Ramp

West

Approximately 11.30 miles from your location

Ohio River boat ramp located just west of downtown Cincinnati with On-Site Attendant, Indoor Restroom, and Concession.

Ohio River boat ramp located just west of downtown Cincinnati with On-Site Attendant, Indoor Restroom, and Concession.

Taylor Glen Golf Club

East

Approximately 14.50 miles from your location

Taylor Glen Golf Club

East

Approximately 14.50 miles from your location

Holly Hills Golf Club

North

Approximately 34.30 miles from your location

Holly Hills Golf Club

North

Approximately 34.30 miles from your location

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

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.

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

Straight Creek Marina

East

Approximately 33.43 miles from your location

Straight Creek Marina

East

Approximately 33.43 miles from your location

Located 55 miles from downtown Cincinnati and is convenient to Dayton residents who can reach the marina via US 68.  The Marina sits on 15 acres of land, providing... Read more

Located 55 miles from downtown Cincinnati and is convenient to Dayton residents who can reach the marina via US 68.  The Marina sits on 15 acres of land, providing boaters with plenty of elbow room.   Hot showers, plenty of parking, a live-in care taker and launch ramp open to the public.

RockQuest

North

Approximately 13.03 miles from your location

RockQuest

North

Approximately 13.03 miles from your location

Enjoy the exhilaration of rock climbing in a sport that is getting interest worldwide. Located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville you are just a stone’s... Read more

Enjoy the exhilaration of rock climbing in a sport that is getting interest worldwide. Located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville you are just a stone’s throw away from seeing what indoor climbing is all about. You don't have to be an athlete, you just need a desire to try something new and different. Don't worry... Read More

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Fairfield Aquatic Center

North

Approximately 17.87 miles from your location

Fairfield Aquatic Center

North

Approximately 17.87 miles from your location

Offers water-based activities for everyone including an eight lane lap pool, diving board, climbing wall, large swirling water slide, interactive water play structure and... Read more

Offers water-based activities for everyone including an eight lane lap pool, diving board, climbing wall, large swirling water slide, interactive water play structure and sprayground.  

Ruby's Boat Dock

South > Southwest

Approximately 29.29 miles from your location

Ruby's Boat Dock

South > Southwest

Approximately 29.29 miles from your location

Located on Williamstown Lake featuring a Boat launch, Storage & Service, and Trailer & Camping area.

Located on Williamstown Lake featuring a Boat launch, Storage & Service, and Trailer & Camping area.

Aquaramp Marina

South > Southeast

Approximately 3.45 miles from your location

Aquaramp Marina

South > Southeast

Approximately 3.45 miles from your location

A full service marina located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on the south shore of the Ohio River.

A full service marina located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on the south shore of the Ohio River.

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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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.

Four Seasons Marina

East

Approximately 2.92 miles from your location

Four Seasons Marina

East

Approximately 2.92 miles from your location

Located near downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio River with full marina services, golf club and driving range, yacht club, restaurant, and private swimming pool and showers.

Located near downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio River with full marina services, golf club and driving range, yacht club, restaurant, and private swimming pool and showers.

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Highland Cemetery Hiking Trails

South > Southwest

Approximately 9.91 miles from your location

Highland Cemetery Hiking Trails

South > Southwest

Approximately 9.91 miles from your location

Explore 6 color-coded trails covering 4 miles on 150 acres of undeveloped cemetery property. Witness something unique with each season. Spring and summer are ideal for... Read more

Explore 6 color-coded trails covering 4 miles on 150 acres of undeveloped cemetery property. Witness something unique with each season. Spring and summer are ideal for bird watching and getting to see both native species and neotropical migrants. Fall boasts gorgeous colors from the maple trees, and winter is great for... Read More

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

Cricket Ridge Golf Course

West

Approximately 46.82 miles from your location

Cricket Ridge Golf Course

West

Approximately 46.82 miles from your location

Public golf course and restaurant

Public golf course and restaurant

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 miles from your location

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 miles from your location

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