Find things to do in Cincinnati near our water resort!
Discover local attractions, activities and things to do in Cincinnati close to the Radisson Cincinnati North Coco Key Water Resort.
Kings Island is a mini-vacation destination like no other in the Midwest, offering families an array of dynamic activities, entertainment, food and nonstop fun. The most popular seasonal theme park in the nation last year, stars from movies and television come to life every summer day in a Hollywood-style setting.
Kings Island offers 364 acres, seven colorful, themed areas, 40 world-class thrill rides, great live entertainment stage shows, a huge Australian-themed water resort, and a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. Plan for two full days to see and do everything.
Located off I-71, 24 miles north of Cincinnati, the 364-acre award-winning family entertainment center is one of America’s finest family fun venues.
6300 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH, 45040
Great American Ball Park is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s first professional franchise. Enjoy great savings, exciting baseball and a tribute to America’s pastime in style! Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River.
Praised for innovative features, breathtaking views and affordable seating options, Great American Ball Park also celebrates the team’s rich history with the Reds Hall of Fame and award-winning Team Shop.
100 Main St. Cincinnati, OH, 45202
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is rated one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey, and has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.”
Over 1.2 million people visit the zoo’s award-winning exhibits, 500 animals, and 3,000 plant species annually. Discover naturalistic habitats featuring animals from every continent and over 20 lush gardens. Internationally known for success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, the not-for-profit zoo engages in research and conservation projects around the world
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH, 45220
Newport Aquarium showcases over 7,000 aquatic creatures from around the world in a million gallons of water, and was named the No. 1 aquarium in the Midwest in the Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.
A state-of-the art facility, the Newport Aquarium brings to the banks of the Ohio River advanced, creative technology and amazing animals designed to take you around the globe, visiting each continent, every ocean and hundreds of waterways in between.
Travel through underwater tunnels, see-through floors and walk-around exhibits and a touch pool. Never before has the magic of entertainment and the power of education combined with such mesmerizing flair. The clear acrylic underwater tunnels offer unobstructed views of the watery worlds including a kelp forest, a moray eel hideaway, a flooded Amazon rainforest, a colorful coral reef, and a shark feeding ground.
1 Aquarium Way
Newport, KY, 41071
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Cinergy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.
Nationally recognized as an educational and research resource and one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest, Cincinnati Museum Center serves more than 1.47 million visitors annually, reaching out to almost 200,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs.
Originally built in 1933 as the Union Terminal train station, the building is a national historic landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990.
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH, 45203
Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum’s rich, encyclopedic collection of more than 60,000 objects, spanning 6,000 years of world art. Ranked ‘Top Art Museum for Families’ by Parenting magazine, the museum offers public tours and educational activities for all ages.
In addition to the art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, enjoy extensive galleries of Near and Far Eastern art, Native American and African art and extensive galleries of furniture, glass, ceramics, silver, costumes and folk art.
The painting collection includes works by European old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, Hals, Rubens and Gainsborough, as well as 19th and 20th-century works by Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Braque, Modigliani, Miró and Chagall. The American collection holds works by Copley, Cole, Harnett, Wyeth, Wood, Hopper, Diebenkorn and Rothko, as well as major artists from the 1970s and 1980s.
Areas of special strength include the only collection of ancient Nabataean art outside of Jordan, the renowned Herbert Greer French collection of old master prints, and a fine collection of European and American portrait miniatures. The museum holds and displays many paintings from Cincinnati’s “Golden Age” (1830-1900) as well as Cincinnati’s own Rookwood pottery and over 40 pieces of Cincinnati carved furniture.
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
BB Riverboats is a staple of the beautiful Cincinnati riverfront, where you will learn about the history of the river, take in a magnificent meal, or dance under the stars on an unbelievable journey you will never forget.
Offering a wide variety of cruises ranging from lunch and dinner cruises to sightseeing cruises, BB Riverboats also features all-day mini vacations.
101 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY, 41071
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati stands as the nation’s newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance and relevance of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.
Three buildings symbolize the cornerstones of freedom – courage, cooperation and perseverance while the freedom center’s curving architecture reflects the winding river and the often-changing path to freedom.
Now, as in the past, Cincinnati’s location on the Ohio River is at the crossroads of freedom’s journey. In the 1800’s the city was a major hub of activity on the Underground Railroad and its banks offered refuge to thousands seeking hope and a new way of life. Today, as the home of the freedom center, it acts as a beacon of light once more.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH, 45202