Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a city that truly has it all. Fascinating history? Check. A cool skyline? Check. Trendy shops and restaurants? Check, check. Fun activities that the whole family can enjoy? You’d better believe it. There is so much that this city has to offer for family fun that it is hard to even figure out where to begin. This article will focus on four of the top Cincinnatti attractions for families. Keep these exciting activities in mind for your next visit to the “Queen City.”
Take In A Museum
Cincinnati is a great town for museum lovers. The Cincinnati Art Museum houses thousands of works of art, spanning from ancient masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary work. There is truly something for everyone to see, including works by some of the most famous artists. And the best part is, it is completely free! It may seem too good to be true, but trust us, it isn’t.
The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is another great cultural attraction. Housed in an Art Deco train terminal (seeing the soaring space alone is worth the price of admission), this attraction is actually three museums in one: the Museum Center houses the Cincinnati History Museum, The Museum of Natural History & Science, and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Throw in an immersive Omnimax movie theater, and you’ve got a space where your family could spend the whole day and then some.
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
In addition to being a great museum town, Cincinnati is also a great sports town. Did you know that the Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team in the United States? Cincinnatians certainly do, and they take great pride in their team, win or lose. There are few things that Cincinnatians love more than going out to the ballgame. But don’t forget, this is a big football town as well. Whether you are cheering on the Reds or the Bengals, you really can’t go wrong. Both stadiums are conveniently located near downtown, right along the river.
Go To An Amusement Park
Located just north of Cincinnati, Kings Island is one of the largest and most visited amusement parks in the country. Rollercoaster junkies will love this park, as it has several thrilling coasters. Those who want a less adrenaline-fueled afternoon will find plenty to do as well. Kings Island has rides and shows that can pique anyone’s interest.
Enjoy A Day Of Shopping
For families that love to shop, Cincinnati is an ideal destination. Downtown has several major department stores, as well as some fun and funky boutiques. For all things trendy and vintage, check out Over the Rhine, just north of downtown. There are also several large, family-friendly malls scattered around the region. On the northern edge of Greater Cincinnati you will find Trader’s World, one of the region’s largest flea markets. Whatever you are looking to buy, chances are you will find it in Cincinnati.