THE BEACH WATERPARK
2590 Waterpark Drive
Mason, Ohio 45040
(513) 398-SWIM or (800) 886-SWIM
For families wanting to splash in the sun, the 35-acre The Beach Waterpark has something for everyone. With luch, tropical landscape, sparkling waterfalls and 2,600 tons of clean white sand, you'll feel like you're in paradise. The Beach features 49 thrilling water attractions including The Aztec Adventure, the only water coaster in the Midwest.
THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
2106 Florence Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Since 1924, The Children's Theatre has entertained and educated children and their families with new and timeless productions. Little minds grow in imagination and wonder as they are exposed to professional theater, perhaps, for the first time. Timed just long enough and engaging enough to keep the attention of its young, valued patrons, The Children's Theatre productions feature talented adult and child performers. Performances take place at The Taft Theatre.
CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-1399
Opened in 1875, the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo was recently rated the #1 attraction in Cincinnati and in the top 15 attractions nationally by Zagat Survey. The Zoo features more than 500 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties. It is internationally know for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants.
6201 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
In continuous operation since 1925, Coney's Sunlite Pool is the world's largest recirculating swimming pool with more than three million gallons of water. Situated just along the scenic Ohio River, the pool area includes sunning decks, six diving boards, slides, showers and locker rooms, and restaurants. While there, families can enjoy a variety of classic kiddis and family rides, miniature golf, and bumper and pedal boats.
DUKE ENERGY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AT CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
The Cinergy Children's Museum is one of the best children's museums in the country offering hours of hands-on fun for kids of all ages. They can climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world in nine exhibit areas. Among the exhibits: Water Works features a winding, running river and hydraulic laboratory and The Woods encourages children to challenge their physical prowess and explore their imagination.
7379 Squire Court
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Recently named Ohio's Best Family Entertainment Center, this railroad-themed facility offers more than two miles of tracks and 90 G-scale trains depicting the history of American railroading. The facility also includes the American Railraoding Museum, the Great Train Expo Center and Imagination Junction, a 5,000 square foot play area with interactive games and areas to climb, bounce and crawl. There is also an entire section featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. Outside, weather permitting, children can be their own engineer as they power hand-cranked locomotives around a 300-foot track. The site also offers seasonal attractions, visit the website for more details.
GREAT WOLF LODGE
2501 Great Wolf Drive
Mason, Ohio 45040
The official resort of Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge offers even more options for family fun. The hotel's gigantic indoor water park is reserved exclusively for its guests, as is the outdoor pool. Other features include an arcade, spa, nightly story time and the Cub Club for children ages 12 and under.
6300 Kings Island Drive,
Kings Island, Ohio 45034
The 364-acre fun-filled theme and water park is one of the most popular seasonal parks in the United States. The park offers more than 40 state-of-the-art rides, a 15-acre water park, two award-winning areas for children, lively musical productions, movie-themed attractions, games of skill, and an assortment of dining facilities, snack outlets and shops.
One Aquarium Way
Newport, Kentucky 41017
From the Kentucky banks of the Ohio River, Newport Aquarium visitors experience some of the world's most intriguing waterways through five of the world's only seamless underwater tunnels or over see-through flooring. The aquarium has over 600 species represented by 7,000 marine animals, 66 exhibits, 12 themed galleries, 17 larger-than-life murals, and a 280,000 gallon shark tank.
4314 Boron Drive
Covington, KY 41015
This educational entertainment center is filled with "play to learn" activities for children 10 and under. Located in the former Johnny's Toys location in Covington, Kentucky. Indoor and outdoor play areas, also available for group outings and birthday parties.