Attractions Nearby Cincinnati, Day Trips and Excursions

(Cincinnati, Ohio - OH, USA)

Given its position in the far southwest corner of Ohio, Cincinnati boasts a noticeably more Southern feel than other cities farther north.

Just across the river is Kentucky and the 19th-century German neighborhood of MainStrasse, with its great food, pubs and shopping, while surrounding the city of Cincinnati are a multitude of natural attractions, historic sites and a few theme parks.

Fort Ancient

Address: 6123 Ohio 350, Oregonia, Ohio OH, USA
Tel: +1 513 932 4421
Fort Ancient is a fascinating archaeological site built by Native Americans over 2,000 years ago as a natural calendar utilizing the sun and the moon. Hiking trails enable the exploration of the stunning natural surroundings, while many ancient tools and artifacts are housed in the newly renovated museum.
Open hours: Wednesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, children under five free

Paramount's Kings Island

Address: 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, Ohio OH, 45034, USA
Tel: +1 513 754 5319
Paramount's Kings Island theme park is up there among Ohio's best and is just 24 miles / 38 km north of Cincinnati. The park features over 85 different rides and attractions, including the world's longest wooden roller coaster and a water park rated number two in the US.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under three free

The Dude Ranch

Address: 3205 Waynesville Road, Morrow, Ohio OH, 45152, USA
Tel: +1 513 421 3833
Just a 10-minute drive from Paramount's Kings Island and within east reach of Cincinnati is another great family attraction, The Dude Ranch. Attractions at the ranch include horseback riding, cattle drives, games of paintball in an old Western town setting, pony rides and a petting zoo.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

The Beach Waterpark

Address: 2590 Waterpark Drive, Mason, Ohio OH, 45040, USA
Tel: +1 513 398 2040
Also close by to Paramount's Kings Island is Ohio's biggest waterpark, featuring over 40 waterslides, the exhilarating Aztec Adventure, sandy beaches, reggae music, a wave pool and plenty of waterfalls.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, children and large groups