Local Attractions


Great Parks of Hamilton County

Cincinnati Reds

100 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: 513-765-7000

www.reds.com

Enjoy great savings, exciting baseball and a tribute to America’s pastime in style! Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River, Great American Ball Park is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s first professional franchise.

Praised for innovative features, breathtaking views and affordable seating options, Great American Ball Park also celebrates the team’s rich history with the Reds Hall of Fame and award-winning Team Shop!

 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH, 45220
Phone: 800-944-4776

www.cincyzoo.org

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is rated one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.”

Over 1.2 million people visit the zoo’s award-winning exhibits, 500 animals, and 3,000 plant species annually. You’ll find naturalistic habitats featuring animals from every continentand over 20 lush gardens.

This not-for-profit entity is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects around the world.

The zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide.

 

Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH, 45203
Phone: 513-287-7000

www.cincymuseum.org

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Cinergy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.

It is a nationally recognized educational and research resource and one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest. Cincinnati Museum Center serves more than 1.47 million visitors annually, reaching out to almost 200,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs. As a center for the entire community, over 700 events are held in the building each year.

Originally built in 1933 as the Union Terminal train station, the building is a national historic landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990.

 

Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: 513-639-2984

www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum’s rich, encyclopedic collection of more than 60,000 objects, spanning 6,000 years of world art. Ranked ‘Top Art Museum for Families’ by Parenting magazine, the museum offers public tours and educational activities for all ages.

In addition to the art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, there are extensive galleries of Near and Far Eastern art, Native American and African art and extensive galleries of furniture, glass, ceramics, silver, costumes and folk art.

The painting collection includes works by European old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, Hals, Rubens and Gainsborough, as well as 19th- and 20th-century works by Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Braque, Modigliani, MirĂ³ and Chagall. The American collection holds works by Copley, Cole, Harnett, Wyeth, Wood, Hopper, Diebenkorn and Rothko, as well as major artists from the 1970s and 1980s.

Areas of special strength include the only collection of ancient Nabataean art outside of Jordan, the renowned Herbert Greer French collection of old master prints, and a fine collection of European and American portrait miniatures. The museum holds and displays many paintings from Cincinnati’s “Golden Age” (1830-1900) as well as Cincinnati’s own Rookwood pottery and over 40 pieces of Cincinnati carved furniture.

 

Newport Aquarium

1 Aquarium Way
Newport, KY, 41071
Phone: 859-491-3467

www.newportaquarium.com

Newport Aquarium showcases over 7,000 aquatic creatures from around the world in a million gallons of water. Named the No. 1 aquarium in the Midwest in the Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.

A state-of-the art facility, the Newport Aquarium brings to the banks of the Ohio River some of the world’s most advanced, creative technology — not to mention amazing animals — all designed to take you around the globe, visiting each continent, every ocean and hundreds of waterways in between.

And what a way to travel: Underwater tunnels. See-through floors. Walk-around exhibits. And a touch pool. No one before has combined, with such mesmerizing flare, the magic of entertainment and the power of education.

Our underwater tunnels, totaling 200 feet, are among the very few in the world that are completely seamless. Designed and manufactured in Colorado, each is one solid piece of acrylic, resulting in a 100 percent unobstructed view of the watery world that surrounds you. You’ll walk on the wet side in a kelp forest; a moray eel hideaway; a flooded Amazon rainforest; a colorful coral reef; and a shark feeding ground, Surrounded by Sharks.

 

Kings Island

6300 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH, 45040
Phone: 513-754-5700

www.visitkingsisland.com

It’s a mini-vacation destination like no other in the Midwest, and offers families an array of dynamic activities, entertainment and fun that just won’t stop.

It’s Kings Island near Cincinnati, the most popular seasonal theme park in the nation last year. Where else can families enjoy Hollywood in the Midwest, where stars from movies and television come to life every day of the summer?

Kings Island has been the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest for millions of families seeking the best in rides, shows, games, food and fun, all in a Hollywood-style setting. Located off I-71, 24 miles north of Cincinnati, the 364-acre award-winning family entertainment center is truly one of America’s finest family fun venues.

Kings Island offers seven colorful, themed areas (including two specifically designed for children, their parents and grandparents), 40 world-class thrill rides, great live entertainment stage shows, a huge Australian-themed water resort, and a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The park has grown to the point that it takes visitors two full days to see and do everything.

 

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: 513-333-7500

www.freedomcenter.org

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation’s newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance – and relevance – of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

Made up of three buildings that symbolize the cornerstones of freedom – courage, cooperation and perseverance – the freedom center’s curving architecture reflects the winding river and the often-changing path to freedom.

Now as in the past, Cincinnati’s location on the Ohio River puts it at the crossroads of freedom’s journey. In the 1800’s the city served as a major hub of activity on the Underground Railroad and its banks offered refuge to thousands seeking hope and a new way of life. Today, as the home of the freedom center, it acts as a beacon of light once more.

 

BB Riverboats

101 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY, 41071
Phone: 859-261-8500

www.bbriverboats.com

BB Riverboats has been a staple of the beautiful Cincinnati riverfront for the past 25 years. Learn about the history of the river, take in a magnificent meal, or dance under the stars on an unbelievable journey you will never forget.

BB Riverboats offers a wide variety of cruises ranging from lunch and dinner cruises to sightseeing cruises and even all-day mini vacations.