Things to Do
When visiting the Cincinnati area you’ll find no shortage of fun and exciting things to do. From historical local tours to champion ship golf courses, you’re sure to enjoy a fun filled day while you’re out and about in Cincinnati Ohio.
Cincinnati Heritage Tours offer historical, cultural and architectural tours around the Greater Cincinnati area. Enjoy history through walking and motor coach tours and hundreds of audiovisual presentations. As an outreach association of the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati Heritage Programs has unlocked doors to privately owned places generally not open to the public.
Located in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and last approximately two hours. There are five different tours to choose from, including Highlights Tour, Faith to Freedom Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Solomon Northup Tour, and Women of Courage Tour.
Visit Waynesville, claims to be “The most haunted Village in Ohio” by author Chris Woodyard. Tour guides will recount stories that defy explanation, some linked to historically based legends from the area’s unique and fascinating past. All of these sightings and experiences have been described by Main Street residents, shop owners and visitors.
This is a region with rich experiences, new events and touching moments to offer group visitors. This is your official source for itineraries and group tour services for Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. Offering a variety of tours, including American Legacy tours and Gangster Tours, Art and Architectural tours and more.
Creating beauty is an art and true art is derived out of passion. The staff at Mitchell's is passionate and committed to providing only superior results. Whether it's massages, body treatments, facials at the spa or haircuts, perms, and the many other services provided at the salon, anticipate only the most relaxing and rewarding experience.
Relax, revive, and renew at Pure Concept Salon & Spa. Committed to wellness and the environment, Pure Concept Salon & Spa uses only the best products, Aveda. Some of the services provided at Pure Concept Eco Salon & Spa are facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, waxing and more. They believe that beauty comes from within; so they nurture, the mind, body and soul.
Featured in Inspire Magazine as one of the top salon and spas and NewBeauty Magazine as one of the first 5-star beauty destinations in Ohio, Tuscany Salon & Spa is a full service day spa and salon offering services for hair, massage, nail and face/body treatments. The beautiful Tuscan inspired décor provides a relaxing and warm environment and is recognized for exceptional customer service with a skilled staff.
Located just 30 minutes from Cincinnati in the beautiful, rolling Warren County countryside, Shaker Run features a 27 hole championship golf course. Offering Bent grass fairways and water hazards on 14 holes with sculpted bunkers to challenge the skills of any golfers, Shaker Run is one of Ohio’s most highly regarded golf courses.
Experience the Grizzly, an 18 hole championship course played by the best of the PGA, the LPGA, and the Senior PGA TOUR for the last 30 years. Play the Bruin, a 9 hole mid-length course with four par fours; perfect for the whole family. Open to the public with all the amenities of a country club, including a pro shop, locker room, sports bar and restaurant, Patio Grille.
Players of all levels can enjoy the classic layout designed by William Diddle. The course has stood the test of time and offers something for everyone, including beginner 6-hole leagues, outings, instructional programs, family events and competitions.
Heatherwoode is an 18 hole Championship golf course, friendly for all skill levels and offers dynamic views of Warren County. It offers a large practice facility, including two-tier driving range, 30 yard pitching area, 8,000 square feet of practice putting green and more. Heatherwoode Golf Club takes pride on outstanding course conditions and customer service.
The finest golf facility around, this 27 hole facility has received multiple distinctions, including a 4.5 star rating from Golf Digest, Top 10 municipal courses in the country, Top 50 courses with green fees under $50, and awarded best course in the region by the Dayton Daily News.
With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions. Guests can experience the park’s 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters, including Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, and the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast! Families can spend the perfect day together in the 13-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area, or step back in time to periods between 245 million and 65 million years ago in Dinosaurs Alive!. Admission to Kings Island includes Soak City – the park’s massive 33-acre waterpark!
Situated on 35 acres of wooded terrain, at this unique water park, you’ll be surrounded by live, lush palm trees, white ocean sands, waterfalls and crashing waves. A tropical island adventure awaits you right here in Cincinnati. Featuring ten water attractions, several children's areas, sand volleyball, basketball courts, poolside beverage service and other special events.
Located in the northeast corner of Downtown Cincinnati, Horseshoe Casino is a Las Vegas-style gaming establishment that offers slots, video poker, table games, and casino poker. Great meals are part of the Horseshoe experience, whether we’re talking about buffet dining, fine dining at Jack Binion’s Steak or island-style eats at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, there’s something for everyone.
Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds. Take a ballpark tour for a chance to sit in a Major League dugout and visit the expansive Great American Ball Park Press Box. Each tour ticket also includes admission to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, the largest team Hall of Fame in all of baseball.
Home to the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, enjoy a football game at one of the nation’s top football venues. Paul Brown Stadium is the only football stadium to make the list of "America's favorite 150 buildings and structures," according to a Harris Interactive survey.
Consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country, over 1.5 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo annually. It is also the nation's second oldest zoo and a national historic landmark. The Zoo’s 65 acres house more than 500 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties. They are internationally known for their success in the protection and breeding program of endangered animals and plants.
This state-of-the-art facility was named the Number 1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Travel Awards from 10Best.com. It is located in Newport, Kentucky. The aquarium has 70 exhibits and 14 galleries, including five seamless acrylic tunnels totaling over 200 feet in length. The aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world.
Step back in time to America’s charming small town past. Enjoy its many points of interest, historic landmarks, regional festivals and downtown shopping. There are more than 50 antique and specialty shops. You can visit an award winning museum, play the slots at Miami Valley Gaming, take a tour of the Glendower Historic House Museum, or take a ride on the LM&M Railroad. There is so much to explore in and around Lebanon.
In the center of the city stands the second tallest building in Cincinnati. Completed in 1930, the Carew Tower stands 49 stories tall and visitors on the 49th floor observation deck can enjoy one of the city's most spectacular views. On a clear day, visitors can see for several miles in all directions. Carew Tower is also home to 25 shops, restaurants, and other amenities.
The three-story Warren County History Center museum is entertaining and educational for all ages. Here, artifacts from prehistoric eras to the mid-20th century periods are displayed and special exhibits abound. Take a tour of Glendower Historic Mansion, built in 1845, the finest example of residential Greek Revival architecture found in Ohio.
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy 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.
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 and admission is free.
Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market is located in Over-the-Rhine, just blocks from downtown. Open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, Findlay Market is home to more than three dozen indoor merchants selling a rich variety of fresh and prepared foods and more. On Saturdays and Sundays from April to November, the Market also hosts a thriving farmers market, dozens of outdoor vendors, numerous street performers, and lots of special events on weekends.
Fountain Square attracts over 2 million people annually to its free events, concerts and tailgates in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. It’s a place to gather for lunch or rock out to evening entertainment. Bring your children to learn about Cincinnati history, splash through the water features, skate at the U.S. Bank Ice Rink and more.
Newport on the Levee is a lifestyle center that is more an entertainment center than a shopping center. Many restaurants and bars can be found here, such as, Brio Tuscan Grille, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Bar Louie and more. Besides AMC Theatres multiplex, and Axis Alley Bowling, the biggest entertainment venue is the Newport Aquarium.