Situated on the banks of the Ohio River at the intersection of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Cincinnati has long been a crossroads town and gateway to the old West. In recent years however, the city has received national praise as one of the most livable, affordable and family-friendly cities in the country. With nationally-recognized museums, professional sports teams, there’s no shortage of fun for whole family in the city affectionately called the “Queen City.”
Cincinnati Museum at Union Terminal
Cincinnati’s Union Terminal was built in the 1930’s as a rail hub and is considered an art deco masterpiece. Today, Union Terminal now houses the Cincinnati Museum Center which includes three museums: the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Cincinnati History Museum and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Visit Cincymuseum.org for ticket and exhibit information.
No trip to Cincinnati would be complete without cheering on the Queen City’s beloved Reds baseball team. Located on the riverfront at the Great American Ballpark, the Cincinnati Reds are credited with being the first professional baseball team and have been a Cincinnati institution for over 100 years. Home games at Great American Ballpark offer plenty of exciting activities for the kids, or pay a visit to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, also at the park and open year-round. Visit Cincinnati.reds.mlb.com for ticket packages and games schedules.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The world-renown Cincinnati Zoo was established in 1873, making it the second-oldest zoo in the United States. Over the last 140 years, the zoo has grown to include over 500 animal and 3,000 plant species and has been named one of the best zoos for kids by Child Magazine. From the Elephant Reserve to Manatee Springs to Monkey Island, the Cincinnati Zoo offers something for animal lovers of all stripes!
Located 30-minutes north of downtown Cincinnati, Kings Island is the second most visited seasonal park in the U.S. The regular season runs from April through September; however, the park is open on select weekends throughout the year. Kings Island features over 100 rides and attractions including the Planet Snoopy kids’ area and the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast. For ticket and ride information, visit Visitkingsisland.com.
Allegiant offers nonstop service to Cincinnati from cities across the U.S. Visit allegiant.com for more information on flights fares.