The Home for Northern Kentucky’s Heritage
Creation Museum visitors receive $1 off normal admission prices—just mention AiG at the BCM front desk.
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.
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 www.cballet.org.
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 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.
Cincinnati is home to professional baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. When planning your trip to the Creation Museum, be sure to check reds.com to see if there’s a game during your stay. The museum sponsors the Reds’ “Faith Day” game—this year Faith Day will be held on August 2. (Baseball season begins the first week of April and runs through the end of September/beginning of October).| Cincinnati Reds website
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
All you can eat pizza, pasta, salad, and desserts all for just $4.99—kids 10 and under just $2.99!
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