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

Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky – A Ventriloquism Museum

If you want to do something very interesting from late spring through summer, then plan on visiting the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. It  is said to be the world’s only museum dedicated to ventriloquism.

The museum’s collection was originally a private accumulation of ventriloquistic items of William Shakespeare Berger, the former president of the Cambridge Tile Company in Covington, Kentucky. During his lifetime, he amassed 700+ figures, numerous books and pamphlets as well as other memorabilia about ventriloquism. Mr. Berger set up a charitable foundation for his collection upon his death.

The museum features exhibits of many famous names in ventriloquism past and present. Tourists see and hear the histories of dummies from Edgar Bergen’s Charlie McCarthy, to Shari Lewis’ Lambchop, to Terry Fator’s Winston the Turtle to Jeff Dunham’s Walter.

The museum also hosts an annual, international convention of ventriloquists.

Vent Haven Museum is open by appointment only from May – September. Tours last about one hour. $5.0o donation.

Go here to a blog by 5chw4r7z.blogspot.com that shows some interesting photos from the museum. Or go here to the Cincy Whimsy blog to see even more photos.

33 West Maple Avenue
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky 41011

Jen Dawson – Museum Curator
859-341-0461
venthaven@insightbb.com

Thanks to Kim Nachazel of Sibcy Cline Florence for information about this museum! Photo courtesy of Flickr 5chw4r7z.