Area Attractions

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Discounted Tickets

Don’t miss our list of local attractions that offer special discounted prices for Creation Musueum guests.

Behringer-Crawford Museum


The Home for Northern Kentucky’s Heritage

Creation Museum visitors receive $1 off normal admission prices—just mention AiG at the BCM front desk.

(859) 491-4003
Get directions | Behringer-Crawford Museum website

Cincinnati Art Museum

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. Admission to the Art Museum is free.

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Cincinnati Ballet


The Cincinnati Ballet has a rich history in dance, performing everything from The Nutcracker to Romeo & Juliet, from traditional to contemporary. Cincinnati Ballet has attracted top dancers from all over the United States and world. This exciting group of versatile performers approach both traditional and contemporary roles with individual fair and sensational technique. To see this season’s performances visit their web site at

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Cincinnati Bengals

The NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals play on the riverfront at Paul Brown Stadium. The team’s gift shop is open year ‘round. (Football season begins in September and typically runs through the end of December or beginning of January).

| Cincinnati Bengals website

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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. The Museum Center is a nationally recognized educational and research resource and one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest. The Cincinnati Museum Center serves more than 1.47 million visitors annually.

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Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati is home to professional baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. When planning your trip to the Creation Museum, be sure to check to see if there’s a game during your stay. (Baseball season begins the first week of April and runs through the end of September/beginning of October).

| Cincinnati Reds website

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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.” More than 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 continent, as well as more than 20 lush gardens.

(513) 281-4700
Get directions | Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden website

Florence Freedom


(859) 594-HITS
Get directions | Florence Freedom website

Fountain Square

Fountain Square is the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Located at the corner of Fifth and Vine Streets in the middle of downtown, Fountain Square is a public space where Cincinnatians gather, celebrate and connect as a city. Presiding over the Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati.

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Freedom Center

The exhibitions and programs of the Freedom Center celebrate freedom’s heroes, those brave men and women who came together to create a secret network through which the enslaved could escape to freedom. From their example of courage, cooperation and perseverance, we relate this uniquely American history to contemporary issues, inspiring everyone to take steps for freedom today.

(877) 648-4838
Get directions | Freedom Center website

Harriet Beecher Stowe House


For nearly 20 years, this was the home of the legendary abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe and her family were active as religious leaders, educators, writers, and anti-slavery and women’s rights advocates. See attraction website for hours of operation. Free admission.

(513) 751-0651
Get directions | Harriet Beecher Stowe House website

Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park is located a little over an hour south of the Creation Museum. Families can get close to champion horses of the past and can even go horseback riding.

(859) 233-4303
Get directions | Kentucky Horse Park website

Kings Island

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.

(513) 573-5700
Get directions | Kings Island website

Krohn Conservatory


Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park is a nationally recognized showcase of more than 1,000 plant species from all over the world. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

(513) 421-5707
Get directions | Krohn Conservatory website

National Museum of the United States Air Force

The Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (near Dayton and just one hour from the Creation Museum) is the largest such museum in the world. Admission is free, and you could easily spend an entire day here!

The museum’s galleries present military aviation history, from the Wright Brothers’ original invention through the World Wars and into the space age, boasting more than 300 aircraft and aerospace vehicles—many rare and one-of-a-kind. Walk through Air Force One (the plane that carried the body of President Kennedy from Dallas to Washington, D.C., in 1963), and much more.

Discover thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life, connecting the Wright brothers’ legacy with today’s stealth and precision technology.

(937) 255-3286
Get directions | National Museum of the United States Air Force website

Newport Aquarium

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.

(859) 261-7444
Get directions | Newport Aquarium website

Purple People Bridge

Of the nine bridges crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, only one is purple. And only one is for people only. After a $4 million restoration, the former L&N Railroad Bridge between Newport and Cincinnati is now a pedestrian walkway. Officially named the Newport Southbank Bridge, the Purple People Bridge is the longest connector of its kind in the country that links two states.

The Bank of Kentucky Center (at NKU)


The Bank of Kentucky Center is greater Cincinnati’s newest entertainment destination and features first class concerts, family shows, and a wide variety of sporting events—all combined with unmatched customer service before, during, and after each event.

Get directions | The Bank of Kentucky Center (at NKU) website

Local Attractions

  1. Visit the Creation Museum (near the Cincinnati Airport)—allow at least one full day, but many people prefer two days.
  2. Visit the Newport Aquarium (a morning or afternoon), which is also here in Northern Kentucky and very close to Cincinnati. A great resource to have available prior to your visit would be the Aquarium Guide offered through Answers in Genesis. Once finished at the aquarium, you may also want to visit Newport on the Levee—the place to go for entertainment, dining, or shopping.
  3. The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the leading zoos in the USA (a bit of evolution/millions of years here and there, but once you’ve been to the Creation Museum, you can cope with that!). Don’t forget your Zoo Guide!
  4. One of the largest amusement parks in America is King’s Island, which is north of Cincinnati (about a 45-minute drive north from our museum). Check out their website for more details on when they are open.
  5. In downtown Cincinnati, you’ll find the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (about 20 minutes from us).
  6. Krohn Conservatory—located in Eden Park—is a nationally-recognized showcase of more than 1,000 plant species from all over the world. Admission is free.
  7. The Cincinnati Museum Center, located at Union Terminal, is a nationally recognized educational and research resource and one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest. Don’t forget your Museum Guide!

Regional Attractions

Expand your vacation further by visiting some exciting sites throughout the nearby states, all within a three-hour-or-less drive from the Creation Museum:

  1. Visit the excellent Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (near Dayton and just one hour from the Creation Museum—and it’s FREE). It is the largest such museum in the world. You can learn history—the history of flight, World War I, and World War II—the space age, walk through Air Force One (the plane that carried the body of President Kennedy from Dallas to Washington, D.C., in 1963), and more.
  2. The Center of Science & Industry (COSI)—in Columbus and just two hours north of the Creation Museum—features 300 interactive exhibits throughout seven exhibition areas. Explore hidden worlds under the seas or become an engineer. Explore the universe and land a rocket ship—or play tricks on your senses. Test the laws of gravity on the country’s only high-wire unicycle! COSI is the ultimate playground for your imagination and curiosity. A bit of evolution/millions of years here and there, so don’t forget your Museum Guide!
  3. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (just two hours from the Creation Museum) is the largest children’s museum in the world with more than 400,000 square-feet, which houses 11 major galleries. Make sure you read Dinosaurs for Kids before you go. This will provide your kids with the correct biblical understanding of dinosaurs before going into their ardently millions-of-years Dinosaur Exhibit.
  4. At Conner Prairie (near Indianapolis, just two hours from the Creation Museum), you’ll journey back to long ago and experience how life has changed. Travel to an Indian camp, pioneer village, Victorian farm, more hands-on areas, Discovery Station indoor play and learning area, and a historic house and gardens.
  5. Mammoth Cave National Park (three hours south of the museum) contains the world’s largest cave system (so far discovered). Just make sure you understand the true history of cave formations first before you go.
  6. At Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington—just over an hour south from the Creation Museum), families can get close to champion horses of the past and can even go horseback riding.
  7. Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has put prime lumber in the hands of the greatest players of the game. A visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (in Louisville—1 ½ hours from the Creation Museum) shows you how the sport has changed a bit between then and now, but the “crack of the bat” remains one of the sporting world’s most thrilling moments. Make sure you don’t miss the factory tour—you even get a miniature souvenir bat at the end of the tour!
  8. Experience the “Greatest story ever told” at The Living Word Outdoor Drama. Relive the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, in a time when God manifested His glory and love to man through His son.

CiCi’s Pizza Buffet


All you can eat pizza, pasta, salad, and desserts all for just $4.99—kids 10 and under just $2.99!

Get directions | CiCi’s Pizza Buffet website

Palomino Restaurant


Bring in your Creation Museum ticket for 15% off your dining experience.

Get directions | Palomino Restaurant website

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