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Zoos, Aquariums and Theme Parks

Zoos, Aquariums and Theme Parks
Zoos, Aquariums and Theme Parks

© Charles Barilleaux

There is no need to leave Cincinnati for your vacation; you'll find a variety of fun and family oriented activities right here in the tri-state area. Thrill seekers will have a blast on Cincinnati's many wild roller coasters and water slides. Just a short walk across the bridge over the Ohio River is the Newport Aquarium, boasting the largest jellyfish gallery in the Midwest! And very popular year after year is the Cincinnati Zoo, with its many creatures, big and small, for your enjoyment.

Cincinnati | Zoos, Aquariums and Theme Parks

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is one of the best in the country according to Zagat Survey and a recommended stop for any Cincinnati visitor. Founded in 1873, over a million people now enter the park annually to appreciate its lush botanical gardens and wildlife.
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Coney Island
  • Coney Island
  • Since 1886, the 165 maple-tree-coated acres of Coney Island have entertained patrons with an ever evolving medley of amusements. Originally purchased to be an apple farm, the founding proprietor discovered the superior value of its location as an attraction for visitors.
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Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark
  • Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark
  • For Cincinnati, a deluxe family resort can be found a little closer than Orlando. The Great Wolf Lodge hotel and water park gives local families a taste of fun with a continuous woodland theme.
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Kings Island
  • Kings Island
  • Over the horizon, you suddenly spot it. It is the Eiffel Tower, anchoring a nest of rolling coaster tracks across the Mason skyline. More than 80 rides, shows, and attractions await thrill seekers at Kings Island just north of Cincinnati.
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Newport Aquarium
The Beach Waterpark
  • The Beach Waterpark
  • Would you like some real sand, real surf, and real fun? If you live in southwest Ohio, that's a tall order. Surprisingly though, you can find all those things at The Beach Waterpark.
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