Tourist Attractions in Cincinnati

When visiting the Greater Cincinnati area there are plenty of activities one can enjoy. has some listed on their website and we have picked a few from different locations surrounding Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Cincinnati: 1-Hour Guided Walking Ghost Tour

On this 1-hour walking tour your guide will take the participants through the atmospheric streets of Cincinnati, normally known for its Midwest charm, to some of the most haunted locations of the city while telling the spooky tales they have to tell.

Washington Park is the site of at least 2 known murders and it is the home to at least one lingering dark spirit. Memorial Hall is haunted by the ghost of a child, while the ghost of a former pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Peter Moelhnann, is haunting the pub that once was the church.

The tour will be full of chilling stories about paranormal activity and chilling ghost stories, but it is still available for all ages and it runs rain or shine. Please make sure to dress appropriately and to follow the rules. Smoking, intoxication and video recording are not allowed.

Amazing Indianapolis Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Urban Adventure Quest has created this interactive experience combining the idea from the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Indianapolis, Indiana, through a scavenger hunt.

Using a smartphone as the guide participants make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city while solving clues, completing challenges and having fun while learning about the local history. Participants can start the tour when they want to and determine their own pace of play, maybe stop for a bite to eat or some shopping.

Groups can be as many participants as they want to be, although it is recommended to not be more than 5 persons on each team. If larger groups break up into smaller groups they need to purchase a quest access for each team using a unique email and password. With more teams within a group it can be made into a competition of the best score and time, for a bit of extra fun.

Points of interest included in the scavenger hunt are American Legion Mall, Indiana World War Memorial, Monument Circle, Indiana Capitol Building, Indiana Canal Walk and Indiana State Museum.

The tour consists of at least 2 miles of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended.

Lexington: Fully Guided Zipline Canopy Tour

This 2.5 hour experience takes place above the historic and spectacular Boone Creek Gorge. With 6 ziplines, 3 suspended bridges, a spiral and floating staircase, and a rappel, participants get to see this hardwood forest from a different view.

The tour starts at the welcome center where participants get to meet their guides, get their gear and get some instructions, before practicing their braking as each person is in control of their own brake.

Once participants step onto the course they don’t touch the ground again until after the finish. The course starts off slow and low and works its way up to the larger zips through building confidence and skill, one bit at a time. Once ready it is time to fly across the gorge.

After the course is completed participants get picked up to return to the welcome center.

This is a family friendly tour; however, it is not suitable for pregnant women or people over 270 lbs/122 kg.

Cincinnati: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on the Ohio River while listening to the captain, who is also your guide, share historic and fascinating commentary about the River and the surroundings you see during the cruise.

While you sit back, relax and enjoy the afternoon and the spectacular panoramic views of the city and Northern Kentucky the BB Riverboat you are traveling on will slowly cruise along the Ohio River.

A cash bar with snacks will be available onboard to enhance the experience of the delightful afternoon even further.

Free parking is available at the docks on Riverboat Row and in the surface lot on Columbia St. Food, drinks and snacks are not included in the price for the adventure. Participants are asked to arrive 20 minutes before the cruise departs.

Cincinnati: Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River

Enjoy a wonderful dinner while cruising down, or up, the Ohio River with spectacular views of the skyline. The cruises come in a variety of options to suit your needs, but all options include a fully stocked bar and a delicious 3-course dinner.

For a date night with your loved one maybe the Captain’s Dinner Cruise or the Admiral Dinner Cruise is mostly tempting, while the Sunday Family Dinner Cruise is more suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

There is no dress code onboard the Riverboat, so feel free to wear formal or casual as you please. The cruise duration is 2 hours.

Dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, water and parking is included in the price, while soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not.

Lexington: Ashland Henry Clay Estate Ticket with Guided Tour

The tour of Ashland, the 18-room mansion and the estate of Henry Clay – one of Kentucky’s most famous statesmen, comes in several different variations, each giving a deeper context to Clay’s legacy and American history. Different themes are available on different days of the week.

In addition to the guided and narrated tours, take the time to explore the grounds and the lush scenery on your own.

Tour themes available are:

Signature Tour: A narrated 1-hour tour of Ashland where you get to explore the Italianate-style mansion, rebuilt by Clay’s family as a testament.

Women’s Voices Tour: This tour focuses on 9 women on Ashland over a century of social, cultural and political evolution and the changing roles of women from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. What causes did they champion, what heartaches did they suffer and what challenges did they face?

Traces Slavery at Ashland Tour: This tour is focused on the men, women and children that were enslaved at Ashland and participants will learn how historians uncover their stories using traces of evidence.

Art & Grounds Tour: Learn about Henry Clay’s lifelong interest in agriculture while combining history, art and nature as you stroll on the walking paths while interacting with John Henry’s Monumental sculptures listening to the stories about the people who lived and worked on the grounds.

Combo Tour: This is the Signature Tour in combination with either Women’s Voices or Traces: Slavery at Ashland. The first combo is available on Friday/Saturday only while the second is available only on Tuesday/Thursday.

All tour options are up to 1 hour long.

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