So I have to be honest, I’ve never been to Cincinnati outside of driving to and fro for IKEA (before we got our own in Fishers) and EBTH when you could do local pickup! So… This is more of a “Cool Things Cincinnati Has to Offer” kind of list as I do not have hands on experience at any of these places…
I did however reach out to my two cool cousins who both have kids and live in Cincy for some of their favorite spots to hit! So this is a good mix of what I’d love to check out and what they recommended!
Now we are planning an upcoming 1-2 day trip to Cincy and here’s what we are hoping to check out while there! Here are our game plans although we probably won’t get through all of them, but there’s many other things to check out and add to your list for your next trip to Cincinnati!
I’d like to head here before the mermaids leave… Yes you read that right, MERMAIDS! Mermaid Cove (and Pirates) is open September 23rd-October 14th 2019. Seems like a fun special experience along with seeing the thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water!
CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS
Cincinnati’s zoo is among some of the best! Known as the Greenest Zoo in the US, it’s also home to the baby hippo Fiona. So go visit Fiona, feed some giraffes and enjoy some rides. Plus make sure to take into account all the GREEN aspects of this environmentally conscious zoo!
SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK & STADIUMS
The park was built as a series of terraces in order to accommodate seasonal flooding, including areas lifted out of the floodplain and constructed on the roof of the riverfront garage. Designed with people and the environment in mind, this park is a hit with all ages and is a great community space. Also, take in walk (or just a view of) around Bengals & Reds Stadiums.
Home to King Arthur’s Toy Store, Blue Manatee Books & Deeper Roots coffee, this is a spot sure to be loved by locals and visitors alike! Highly recommended by my cousin, I can’t wait to grab a latte and let the kids play in The Dungeon! All within walking distance of each other, these are sure to be a great way to let the kids enjoy themselves while you also get a little treat!
So my dad drove a train for years and my husband would be like Adam Maitland from Beetlejuice if we had space and I’d let him. So a train museum, seems like a fun spot to hit! Voted Ohio’s Best Family Entertainment Center, EnterTRAINment Junction has the world’s largest indoor train display. It’s also home to a railroading museum and indoor play area! It’s like an entirely indoor theme park!
There are so many things to do there it was hard to drill down to these 5. But since it’s not that far away, we can always go back! And now have started a bucket list of sorts for follow up visits!
What are your favorite things to do in Cincinnati?
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