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Find Outdoor & Recreation Activities in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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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Winton Woods

North

Approximately 13.49 miles from your location
Winton Woods

Winton Woods

North

Approximately 13.49 miles from your location

Winton Centre is headquarters to Great Parks of Hamilton County guest services, administrative offices, rangers and naturalists. The auditorium features nature-related... Read more

Winton Centre is headquarters to Great Parks of Hamilton County guest services, administrative offices, rangers and naturalists. The auditorium features nature-related educational exhibits. The park has reservable picnic areas and shelters with Great Parks Catering available. Winton Woods also offers an 18-hole disc golf course... Read More

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Grand Oak Golf Club

West

Approximately 28.06 miles from your location

Grand Oak Golf Club

West

Approximately 28.06 miles from your location

Lakewood Golf Course

East

Approximately 29.99 miles from your location

Lakewood Golf Course

East

Approximately 29.99 miles from your location

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

Cincinnati Railway

North

Approximately 11.67 miles from your location
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

Cincinnati Railway

North

Approximately 11.67 miles from your location

  If you like trains, Cincinnati Railway has a ride for you. Whether you’re seeking fun family entertainment on the LM&M Railroad, a unique... Read more

  If you like trains, Cincinnati Railway has a ride for you. Whether you’re seeking fun family entertainment on the LM&M Railroad, a unique evening on the town on the Cincinnati Dinner Train or luxury travel aboard a private railcar, the railway has your speed!

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Ziegler Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location

Ziegler Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location

Ziegler park features a lawn with 2 acres of green space, a basketball area with a play surface that can accommodate up to three games, a game area for older children and... Read more

Ziegler park features a lawn with 2 acres of green space, a basketball area with a play surface that can accommodate up to three games, a game area for older children and adults to enjoy, and a playground for children ages 2-12  equipped with problem solving activities, balance activities, climbers, and more. The main... 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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Sky Zone Springdale

North

Approximately 14.08 miles from your location
Skyzone Springdale

Sky Zone Springdale

North

Approximately 14.08 miles from your location

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the... Read more

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the number one out of the box workout, the best birthday party ever and best... Read More

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Breakout Games

North

Approximately 16.33 miles from your location
Breakout Games

Breakout Games

North

Approximately 16.33 miles from your location

This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms... Read more

This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique story lines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following... Read More

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Lake Isabella

East

Approximately 10.47 miles from your location
Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella

East

Approximately 10.47 miles from your location

Enjoy a 28-acre pay lake that is stocked weekly March through October and offers fishing from the bank, dock or rental boat. Electric trolling motors are permitted.... Read more

Enjoy a 28-acre pay lake that is stocked weekly March through October and offers fishing from the bank, dock or rental boat. Electric trolling motors are permitted. Personal watercrafts, such as canoes and kayaks, are not permitted on the lake. Lake Isabella also has a full-service boathouse and reservable Chart Room, Riverside... 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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Grailville

North

Approximately 13.64 miles from your location

Grailville

North

Approximately 13.64 miles from your location

Located in the rolling hills of southwest Ohio, Grailville is steward to 315 acres of rural land including woods, pastures, ponds and creeks. An outdoor... Read more

Located in the rolling hills of southwest Ohio, Grailville is steward to 315 acres of rural land including woods, pastures, ponds and creeks. An outdoor labyrinth, hiking trails, and organic vegetable gardens are yours to enjoy. Visit the Grailville Store Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Grailville offers programs affirming our... Read More

Wilson Commons

West

Approximately 9.98 miles from your location

Wilson Commons

West

Approximately 9.98 miles from your location

Wilson Commons is known for it's beautiful view of downtown Cincinnati and the Kentucky hills. It has a small pond area (no swimming) and paved pathways.  Part... Read more

Wilson Commons is known for it's beautiful view of downtown Cincinnati and the Kentucky hills. It has a small pond area (no swimming) and paved pathways. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Indian Springs Campground

West

Approximately 24.15 miles from your location

Indian Springs Campground

West

Approximately 24.15 miles from your location

60 campsites for big rigs or pop-ups (no tents permitted). Amenities include a playground, walking trail, fishing, canoes, paddle boats, laundry facilities, and a bath... Read more

60 campsites for big rigs or pop-ups (no tents permitted). Amenities include a playground, walking trail, fishing, canoes, paddle boats, laundry facilities, and a bath house.

Brookville Lake & Beach

West

Approximately 41.34 miles from your location

Brookville Lake & Beach

West

Approximately 41.34 miles from your location

Stretching for 17 miles from north to south, Brookville Lake offers camping, boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Or relax in the... Read more

Stretching for 17 miles from north to south, Brookville Lake offers camping, boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Or relax in the splendor of 11,000 acres of pristine lake waters, wildlife habitat, and wetlands. The Beach at Brookville Lake offers modern bathhouses with dressing facilities... Read More

YMCA Camp Kern

North

Approximately 25.72 miles from your location

YMCA Camp Kern

North

Approximately 25.72 miles from your location

Camp Kern is a community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs and services for all ages. Activities include summer camps, outdoor education,... Read more

Camp Kern is a community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs and services for all ages. Activities include summer camps, outdoor education, leadership & conferencing, family programs, ranch camp, and Ozone Zipline Adventures.

Chuck E. Cheese's

North

Approximately 14.89 miles from your location

Chuck E. Cheese's

North

Approximately 14.89 miles from your location

Family entertainment center and restaurant offering pizza, arcade games, and birthday parties.

Family entertainment center and restaurant offering pizza, arcade games, and birthday parties.

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Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 miles from your location

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 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

Twin Run Golf Course

North

Approximately 27.13 miles from your location

Twin Run Golf Course

North

Approximately 27.13 miles from your location

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.

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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Washington Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location
Live music in Washington Park

Washington Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

This newly renovated park located across from historic Music Hall includes a playground for kids with a play castle, climbing wall, sandbox and slides; interactive water... Read more

This newly renovated park located across from historic Music Hall includes a playground for kids with a play castle, climbing wall, sandbox and slides; interactive water features with more than 130 pop-up jets to provide cool relief on hot days; historic restored bandstand gazebo for weekly live music; a fenced-in dog area with... Read More

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Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

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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Chuck E. Cheese's

North

Approximately 13.65 miles from your location

Chuck E. Cheese's

North

Approximately 13.65 miles from your location

Family entertainment center and restaurant offering pizza, arcade games, and birthday parties.

Family entertainment center and restaurant offering pizza, arcade games, and birthday parties.

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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

Indian Ridge Golf Course

North

Approximately 29.88 miles from your location

Indian Ridge Golf Course

North

Approximately 29.88 miles from your location

Belterra Casino Golf Course

West

Approximately 37.36 miles from your location

Belterra Casino Golf Course

West

Approximately 37.36 miles from your location

Designed by legend Tom Fazio, this world-class championship course was ranked in the top 20 casino golf courses in the U.S. by Golfweek. Created to highlight the natural... Read more

Designed by legend Tom Fazio, this world-class championship course was ranked in the top 20 casino golf courses in the U.S. by Golfweek. Created to highlight the natural surroundings, winding through lakes and over 2,200 trees, the par 71 course challenges players with water hazards and bunkers set amidst the beautiful rolling... Read More

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Daniel Drake Park

North

Approximately 5.71 miles from your location

Daniel Drake Park

North

Approximately 5.71 miles from your location

A 66 acre park named for the founder of Cincinnati's first medical college. The park offers beautiful views, trails, and play areas for children. Part of ... Read more

A 66 acre park named for the founder of Cincinnati's first medical college. The park offers beautiful views, trails, and play areas for children. Part of Cincinnati Parks

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.  

Shaker Run Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.87 miles from your location

Shaker Run Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.87 miles from your location

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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.  

DevouCycle

South

Approximately 8.78 miles from your location
DevouCycle (photo: Joe Simon)

DevouCycle

South

Approximately 8.78 miles from your location

Bike rental service offering a variety of bikes for adults and children including road bikes and mountain bikes. Located at Devou Park

Bike rental service offering a variety of bikes for adults and children including road bikes and mountain bikes. Located at Devou Park

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Little Britain Stables

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.76 miles from your location

Little Britain Stables

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.76 miles from your location

Located in Burlington Ky. Little Britain Stables has been welcoming horses and riders for over 45 years. With indoor and outdoor arenas, the 90 acres of varied landscapes... Read more

Located in Burlington Ky. Little Britain Stables has been welcoming horses and riders for over 45 years. With indoor and outdoor arenas, the 90 acres of varied landscapes makes this facility an asset to many disciplines of riding and driving. There have been as many as twenty different breeds of horses and ponies stabled at the... Read More

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Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park

Uptown

Approximately 6.40 miles from your location

Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park

Uptown

Approximately 6.40 miles from your location

Located along the Ohio River just east of downtown, is a sumptuous and award-winning display of sculpture and flora representing five continents and also featuring a... Read more

Located along the Ohio River just east of downtown, is a sumptuous and award-winning display of sculpture and flora representing five continents and also featuring a riverside bike trail and walking paths. Named for Cincinnati’s first African-American mayor, it serves as a lasting tribute to world unity and global understanding... Read More

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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

Dig 'N Play

North

Approximately 15.15 miles from your location

Dig 'N Play

North

Approximately 15.15 miles from your location

Dig 'N Play is a chic and modern indoor playland with a visually open play area! Parents can finally relax and still ensure the safety of their children! Children will be... Read more

Dig 'N Play is a chic and modern indoor playland with a visually open play area! Parents can finally relax and still ensure the safety of their children! Children will be challenged to think, interact, explore and have fun! From a HUGE custom sand table, to dramatic play, to inflatables, and even a 3 story play structure, we... 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

Cincinnati Cocktail Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.46 miles from your location
Riverside Food Tours Mitas (photo: Riverside Food Tours)

Cincinnati Cocktail Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.46 miles from your location

Join in on the Cincinnati Cocktail Tour and enjoy a relaxed pace and the comfort of sitting down to enjoy sips and bites at some of the finest restaurants in town. ... Read more

Join in on the Cincinnati Cocktail Tour and enjoy a relaxed pace and the comfort of sitting down to enjoy sips and bites at some of the finest restaurants in town.  Savor a variety of alcoholic beverages paired with small bites at 3 unique restaurants.  See for yourself the unique character of every stop chosen and what sets... Read More

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Reeves Golf Course (Par 3)

East

Approximately 2.37 miles from your location

Reeves Golf Course (Par 3)

East

Approximately 2.37 miles from your location

Pebble Creek Golf Course

North

Approximately 16.71 miles from your location

Pebble Creek Golf Course

North

Approximately 16.71 miles from your location

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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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Piatt Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location

Piatt Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location

A two block park with plenty of picnic tables located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

A two block park with plenty of picnic tables located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Part of Cincinnati Parks

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Landen Deerfield Park

North

Approximately 16.21 miles from your location

Landen Deerfield Park

North

Approximately 16.21 miles from your location

95 acres of open space with ball fields, sports courts, hiking & biking trails & a lake for fishing. The bike trail is 2.6 miles and is best used from March until... Read more

95 acres of open space with ball fields, sports courts, hiking & biking trails & a lake for fishing. The bike trail is 2.6 miles and is best used from March until November.

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

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Harmon Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.30 miles from your location

Harmon Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.30 miles from your location

Jane's Saddlebag

South > Southwest

Approximately 27.07 miles from your location
Jane's Saddlebag

Jane's Saddlebag

South > Southwest

Approximately 27.07 miles from your location

Jane's Saddlebag is a hands-on historic educational experience, complete with the old restored "Saddlebag" home, original stone smokehouse, life-size replica of a 1700s... Read more

Jane's Saddlebag is a hands-on historic educational experience, complete with the old restored "Saddlebag" home, original stone smokehouse, life-size replica of a 1700s Flatboat, 100-year-old mortise and tenon barn, kids village, wine shop, restaurant, general store and petting zoo. Plus, free parking and cornhole.

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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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