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Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve

South > Southwest

Approximately 23.13 miles from your location

Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve

South > Southwest

Approximately 23.13 miles from your location

Boone Cliffs contains 74 acres of old growth forest and unique cliff formations. There are 2.4 miles of unpaved trails that are rated moderate to difficult for hiking.

Boone Cliffs contains 74 acres of old growth forest and unique cliff formations. There are 2.4 miles of unpaved trails that are rated moderate to difficult for hiking.

Laurel Park

Downtown

Approximately 8.00 miles from your location

Laurel Park

Downtown

Approximately 8.00 miles from your location

A park created as a result of the construction on Union Terminal. It has multiple picnic tables and towering trees.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

A park created as a result of the construction on Union Terminal. It has multiple picnic tables and towering trees. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Glenway Woods

West

Approximately 10.45 miles from your location

Glenway Woods

West

Approximately 10.45 miles from your location

A nature preserve located in historic Price Hill. This preserve was founded in order to save the area from indiscriminate physical development.  Part of ... Read more

A nature preserve located in historic Price Hill. This preserve was founded in order to save the area from indiscriminate physical development.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

Triple Creek

North

Approximately 16.62 miles from your location
Triple Creek

Triple Creek

North

Approximately 16.62 miles from your location

This 177 acre park offers four manicured softball fields, a fishing pond, fitness trail, playground and snack bar. Part of Great Parks of Hamilton County

This 177 acre park offers four manicured softball fields, a fishing pond, fitness trail, playground and snack bar. Part of Great Parks of Hamilton County

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.79 miles from your location

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.79 miles from your location

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the... Read more

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the greater Cincinnati area, the state of Ohio and the Old Northwest Territory. Today, it houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the... Read More

Sharon Woods

North

Approximately 12.71 miles from your location
Sharon Woods

Sharon Woods

North

Approximately 12.71 miles from your location

Sharon Woods is a popular 730-acre park that features a visitor center with exhibits, gift shop and an accessible two-story indoor play area for children ages 2-12. The... Read more

Sharon Woods is a popular 730-acre park that features a visitor center with exhibits, gift shop and an accessible two-story indoor play area for children ages 2-12. The park is a popular spot to exercise outdoors with a 2.6-mile paved trail around the lake, a 1.0-mile fitness trail and the 0.7-mile Gorge nature trail. The... Read More

Burnet Woods

Uptown

Approximately 8.12 miles from your location
Burnet Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

Approximately 8.12 miles from your location

Located near the University of Cincinnati, Burnet Woods has everything you could want from hiking trails to a historic bandstand to picnic areas to playgrounds and more.... Read more

Located near the University of Cincinnati, Burnet Woods has everything you could want from hiking trails to a historic bandstand to picnic areas to playgrounds and more. They also have a full disc golf course for your enjoyment. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Miami Valley Gaming

North

Approximately 23.98 miles from your location
Miami Valley Gaming

Miami Valley Gaming

North

Approximately 23.98 miles from your location

Enjoy over 1800 exciting gaming machines, harness horse racing, four restaurants, classy bars, and constantly changing entertainment all under one roof. Voted Best Casino/... Read more

Enjoy over 1800 exciting gaming machines, harness horse racing, four restaurants, classy bars, and constantly changing entertainment all under one roof. Voted Best Casino/Racino three years straight! Great fun awaits 24 hours a day. Enjoy soup and salad at the Acres Seasonal Buffet, grab a burger at Trifecta Eatery, dig into... Read More

Willamstown Lake

South

Approximately 30.68 miles from your location

Willamstown Lake

South

Approximately 30.68 miles from your location

In 1957, Williamstown Lake became accessible for all to enjoy fishing. Today, it's still a popular place to cast a line. At 300 acres, the city's reservoir produces a... Read more

In 1957, Williamstown Lake became accessible for all to enjoy fishing. Today, it's still a popular place to cast a line. At 300 acres, the city's reservoir produces a variety of fish. The lake also offers several launch ramps in addition to the dock which stocks bait, tackle and other supplies.

Newport on the Levee

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.56 miles from your location

Newport on the Levee

South > Riverfront

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

Rawson Woods Nature Preserve

Uptown

Approximately 8.72 miles from your location

Rawson Woods Nature Preserve

Uptown

Approximately 8.72 miles from your location

A nature preserve that was founded in 1923 by the Rawson family in order to preserve the nature and beautiful trees in this area.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

A nature preserve that was founded in 1923 by the Rawson family in order to preserve the nature and beautiful trees in this area. Part of Cincinnati Parks

The Carnegie

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location
The Carnegie

The Carnegie

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue hosting theater and concert events, children’s arts programs and art exhibitions. With five art... Read more

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue hosting theater and concert events, children’s arts programs and art exhibitions. With five art galleries, a magnificent turn-of-the-century theater, and a brand new education center, the Carnegie is one of the most prominent arts institutions in Northern... Read More

Roebling Suspension Bridge

South

Approximately 7.24 miles from your location
Roebling Suspension Bridge

Roebling Suspension Bridge

South

Approximately 7.24 miles from your location

When the Roebling Suspension Bridge opened to traffic in 1867 connecting Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, its span of 1057 feet was the longest in the world. John... Read more

When the Roebling Suspension Bridge opened to traffic in 1867 connecting Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, its span of 1057 feet was the longest in the world. John A. Roebling, whose next project was the Brooklyn Bridge, is the engineer responsible for creating this iconic feature of our region's skyline which is now a... Read More

Goebel Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.83 miles from your location
Goebel Park

Goebel Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.83 miles from your location

When you see the historic German-style Carroll Chimes Clock Tower, you’ll know you’re at Goebel Park. The park offers walking trails, picnic shelters, a gazebo and... Read more

When you see the historic German-style Carroll Chimes Clock Tower, you’ll know you’re at Goebel Park. The park offers walking trails, picnic shelters, a gazebo and playground.

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location
Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Located on 45-acres along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include splash grounds and water play areas, playground, picnic area, Carol Ann's Carousel,... Read more

Located on 45-acres along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include splash grounds and water play areas, playground, picnic area, Carol Ann's Carousel, Moerlein Lager House and more. See this map for all the features. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Caldwell Nature Preserve

North

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Caldwell Nature Preserve

North

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Caldwell Nature Preserve hosts a variety of old and new trees and flora. It also is home to many different types of animals and wildlife as well as a wheelchair accessible... Read more

Caldwell Nature Preserve hosts a variety of old and new trees and flora. It also is home to many different types of animals and wildlife as well as a wheelchair accessible paved trail. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Fairview Park

Uptown

Approximately 8.58 miles from your location

Fairview Park

Uptown

Approximately 8.58 miles from your location

Established in 1931, Fairview Park offers a beautiful view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Union Terminal.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

Established in 1931, Fairview Park offers a beautiful view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Union Terminal. Part of Cincinnati Parks

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.

Francis RecreAcres

North

Approximately 13.35 miles from your location
Francis RecreAcres Park

Francis RecreAcres

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. Part of Great Parks of Hamilton County

The Friendly Market

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.07 miles from your location
Friendly Market

The Friendly Market

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.07 miles from your location

Inspired by historic Findlay Market, The Friendly Market is a year-round, indoor/outdoor market located in Florence, Ky., offering fresh produce, artisan goods and all... Read more

Inspired by historic Findlay Market, The Friendly Market is a year-round, indoor/outdoor market located in Florence, Ky., offering fresh produce, artisan goods and all things Kentucky. With a variety of indoor merchants and a cast of seasonal outdoor merchants, visitors will find an array of goods, merchandises and delicious... Read More

German Heritage Museum

North

Approximately 14.70 miles from your location
German Heritage Museum

German Heritage Museum

North

Approximately 14.70 miles from your location

The German Heritage Museum serves as the focal point in presenting and displaying German-American culture. This museum is the first of its kind in the region, and a... Read more

The German Heritage Museum serves as the focal point in presenting and displaying German-American culture. This museum is the first of its kind in the region, and a testament to the many contributions German immigrants and their descendants have made toward the building of the Ohio Valley and America. The museum focuses... Read More

England Idlewild Park

South

Approximately 19.52 miles from your location

England Idlewild Park

South

Approximately 19.52 miles from your location

This 290 acre park offers three fishing ponds that are regularly stocked with bluegill and catfish.  It features wooded and open areas as well as wetlands, and a 6... Read more

This 290 acre park offers three fishing ponds that are regularly stocked with bluegill and catfish.  It features wooded and open areas as well as wetlands, and a 6 miles of unpaved mountain bike trails.

Riverfront Floodwall Mural Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location
Roebling Murals

Riverfront Floodwall Mural Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location

Led by artist Robert Dafford, a team of artists created a magnificent illustration of the history of Covington. Depicting a variety of scenes from the meeting of General... Read more

Led by artist Robert Dafford, a team of artists created a magnificent illustration of the history of Covington. Depicting a variety of scenes from the meeting of General George Rogers Clark, Simon Kenton, and Daniel Boone on the mouth of the Licking River to Jacob Price, a local African American leader of the late 1800s, the... Read More

Rapid Run Park

West

Approximately 11.39 miles from your location

Rapid Run Park

West

Approximately 11.39 miles from your location

A 50 acre park with paved sidewalks, a shelter for picnics, and a view of a shallow lake. Also includes kid's play areas.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

A 50 acre park with paved sidewalks, a shelter for picnics, and a view of a shallow lake. Also includes kid's play areas. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Geier Esplanade

Uptown

Approximately 4.93 miles from your location

Geier Esplanade

Uptown

Approximately 4.93 miles from your location

A small stretch of land formerly known as Oakley Square, annually decorated with beautiful flowers and greenery.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

A small stretch of land formerly known as Oakley Square, annually decorated with beautiful flowers and greenery. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove

Downtown

Approximately 6.64 miles from your location
Sawyer Point (photo: Adam Birkan)

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

Art Beyond Boundaries

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

Art Beyond Boundaries

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

The Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery is a professional, main-stream fine art gallery where local and regional artists with disabilities display, market, and sell their... Read more

The Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery is a professional, main-stream fine art gallery where local and regional artists with disabilities display, market, and sell their artwork. The mission of the gallery is to promote awareness and understanding of artists with disabilities. The gallery strives to demonstrate to both the artists... Read More

Mt. Echo Park

West

Approximately 10.34 miles from your location
Mt. Echo Park

Mt. Echo Park

West

Approximately 10.34 miles from your location

This park's 84 acres include steep wooded hillsides, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a unique historic reservable picnic shelter and the 1928 Mt. Echo pavilion,... Read more

This park's 84 acres include steep wooded hillsides, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a unique historic reservable picnic shelter and the 1928 Mt. Echo pavilion, a popular spot for dances, community events and private functions. The park's overlook features one of the most dramatic views of any Cincinnati Park. Part... Read More

The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West

East

Approximately 0.85 miles from your location

The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West

East

Approximately 0.85 miles from your location

Founded in the early 1800s, Mount St. Mary's of the West is the third oldest Catholic seminary in the United States and the oldest Catholic seminary west of the... Read more

Founded in the early 1800s, Mount St. Mary's of the West is the third oldest Catholic seminary in the United States and the oldest Catholic seminary west of the Appalachian Mountains. The present day campus is made up of  76 acres surrounding an impressive granite stone building constructed in 1929. Inside the building you will... Read More

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

Turfway Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.09 miles from your location
Turfway Park

Turfway Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.09 miles from your location

Catch the fun and excitement of Thoroughbred racing all year long at Turfway Park. Live racing held each winter. You can experience simulcast action the rest of the year... Read more

Catch the fun and excitement of Thoroughbred racing all year long at Turfway Park. Live racing held each winter. You can experience simulcast action the rest of the year Wednesday thru Sunday. The vintage charm of historical Turfway Park will be sure to create a memorable experience for the young and old alike. Check out the... Read More

Kennedy Heights Park

North

Approximately 6.28 miles from your location

Kennedy Heights Park

North

Approximately 6.28 miles from your location

Kennedy Heights Park provides a pleasant neighborhood retreat. The park has picnic tables, play equipment, and a soccer field, as well as walking trails. Part of... Read more

Kennedy Heights Park provides a pleasant neighborhood retreat. The park has picnic tables, play equipment, and a soccer field, as well as walking trails. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Avon Woods

Uptown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Avon Woods

Uptown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Located four miles from Downtown, this park boasts of extensive hiking trails, hills, and streams. They also offer nature day camps for children during the summer months.... Read more

Located four miles from Downtown, this park boasts of extensive hiking trails, hills, and streams. They also offer nature day camps for children during the summer months. Part of Cincinnati Parks  

Bellevue Beach Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.87 miles from your location

Bellevue Beach Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.87 miles from your location

The Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park is located down the street from Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee on the banks of the Ohio River. The park is the home... Read more

The Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park is located down the street from Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee on the banks of the Ohio River. The park is the home of Bellevue, Kentucky’s summer concert series and also includes a walking track, gazebo, picnic tables, playground, basketball hoops and benches for gazing out... Read More

Devou Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 8.71 miles from your location
Devou Park

Devou Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 8.71 miles from your location

Located in the hills overlooking Covington, Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati, Devou Park offers a range of entertainment and recreational activities including theater,... Read more

Located in the hills overlooking Covington, Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati, Devou Park offers a range of entertainment and recreational activities including theater, symphony, nature trails, golf, tennis, scenic overlook area, picnic facilities, fishing, Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Golf & Event Center, and the Drees... Read More

Manifest Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 5.95 miles from your location

Manifest Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 5.95 miles from your location

Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world... Read more

Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world through accessible world-class exhibits, studio programs, and publications. Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of insightful,... Read More

Ault Park

Uptown

Approximately 3.68 miles from your location
Ault Park

Ault Park

Uptown

Approximately 3.68 miles from your location

Ault Park is one of Cincinnati's largest and most scenic parks, with a variety of gardens, benches and plenty of playground equipment. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Ault Park is one of Cincinnati's largest and most scenic parks, with a variety of gardens, benches and plenty of playground equipment. Part of Cincinnati Parks

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