Fun Things to Do this Summer in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

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Looking for things to do this summer? Here is our list of fun activities in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky:

Take a Segway Tour
For Cincinnati tours, go here; For Dayton, Ohio tours, go here.

Try Zip Lining at Camp Kern
Say weeee as you glide through the air.

Eat one of America’s Best Hotdogs at the Senate
It’s not your normal hotdog at the Senate. It’s a hotdog extraordinaire!

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Swim at Sunlite Pool at Coney Island
This pool is the largest, flat-surface pool in North America.

Explore Lunken Airport
Enjoy watching plans take off and land!

Take a Walking Tour
There are tours in Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati. Read more here.

Experience the Rabbit Hash General Store
This general store has been operating since 1831 and will take you back in time.

Take a ferry ride with Anderson Ferry
Enjoy the Ohio River via a ferry ride!

Ride the Pedal Wagon
A bike built for 15 people! You can take a tavern cruise, tailgate cruise before a Reds game, or even book your own party.

View the Floodwall Murals in Covington
There are 17 murals depicting local history

Go to an Outdoor Movie Theater
There are 3 area outdoor theaters in our region. Read more here.

See the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower at the MainStrasse Village
Enjoy an on the hour animated musical show and shop in the village.

Take a Ducks Tour
This is so much fun. Ride on land and then splash into the Ohio River all while learning about the area.

See the only ventriloquism museum in the world
The Vent Haven Museum is open by appointment.

Tour Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave National Park is a car ride away to explore the world’s longest known cave system with more than 400 miles explored.

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Enjoy the American Sign Museum
This is a fun museum to visit and see all kinds of signs. Visit the neon shop, where works create neon signs right before your eyes.

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Watch the stars from the Cincinnati Observatory
The observatory was built in the 1800s and is still operational. It is home to the oldest public telescope in the US.

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Shop at Findlay Market
Open Tuesday – Sunday, this market has produce, meats, flowers, delis, spices, bakeries and so much more!

Cruise on BB Riverboats
There are all kinds of cruises and themes to enjoy while dining on the Ohio River and enjoying the views.

Go Canoeing at Morgans Canoe
Go for a day trip or camp out for the weekend.

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View all of the ArtWorks Murals

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Enjoy a meal at Cincinnati’s Oldest Bar – Arnold’s

Go biking along the Loveland Bike Trail

Area Tours of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton – Not Just for Tourists

You go to a new city and take a city tour or tour to learn more about the area. But have you ever taken a tour or two of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton? Here are some local tours to consider…

Newport, Kentucky Gangster Tour
Newport had a (bad) reputation back  in the day with its gangsters and gamblers. This two-hour tour will show the all of Sin City including the buildings that had casinos, brothels and speakeasies. Learn all about the masters of crime. You can also take an Ultimate Ganger Tour: Safes and Secret Passage Ways that shows you even more interesting syndicate things!

(Cincinnati) Queen City Underground Tour
You are going under the ground to see tunnels from Cincinnati’s brewing days as well as see the Gateway District with a large number of historical landmarks. Over-The-Rhine used to have 130+ saloons, bars and beer gardens back in the day!

Newport, Kentucky Is Haunted Tour
This evening tour shares all of the (thrills?) of murder and other gruesome deeds. It’s a 90-minute walk where you learn about unsolved crimes and some hauntings.

Covington, Kentucky Is Haunted Tour
Walk (if you dare!) and learn about ghosts inside two mansions as well as someone ghastly stories. This is a five-block tour at the Baker-Hunt complex.

Iconic Cincinnati Tour
See all of your Cincinnati favorites from a different angle when you start your tour at Fountain Square and at the observation deck of the Carew Tower.

Rookwood and Wine Tour
Learn about Findlay Market, Christian Moerlein Brewery and the Rookwood Factory on this fun tour.

(Cincinnati) Queen City is Haunted Tour
The spring/fall tour shares murder and death details. Learn where paranormal activity is taking place as well as Cincinnati’s Murder College and the ghosts of Music Hall.

Civil War Cincinnati Tour
If history is your thing, then take this American history tour. Learn about the Black Brigade, the all-German regiment as well as explore Memorial Hall and Old St. Mary’s Church on this walking tour.

More Ways to Tour:

This tour starts in Newport, takes you on land over a bridge into downtown Cincinnati, then splashes in the Ohio River for more scenic fun and then gets back on land again in downtown Cincinnati for more interesting views of the city. You quack all of the way on this tour! Really, you do!
If you want to glide in your tour, then take one of the several two-hour Segway Tours that are offered: Riverfront, Downtown and Eden Park.
This Dayton, Ohio tours start from the Dayton Convention Center and take you to many historic sites including the resting place of the Wright Brothers. You’ll see the Oregon Historic District and glide past the Dragons Baseball stadium. Enjoy the views from the Riverwalk, too!
It’s a bicycle built for many! You can book your own party or take advantage of one of their tours: Tavern Cruise or a Redlegs Rally.

Tour Downtown Cincinnati…on a Bike Built for 15!

This is so cool!  Coming soon to downtown Cincinnati is Pedal Wagon, a 15-person bicycle.

This unique vehicle is 17-feet long and weighs 2,100 pounds. There are six seats on either side and a three-seat bench in the back and a driver in the middle.

No worries for those non-athletic people — the bike can actually be powered by one person.

The Pedal Wagon will make its inaugural visit at the Cincy Beerfest in February.

The bicycle will be used by the American Legacy Tours during the day and it can be rented in the evenings for groups who want  to have a fun, unique experience for their pub crawls or other downtown activities.

Read more about this bicycle here.