Located on the Ohio River, Cincinnati, Ohio, is home to the Over-the-Rhine district, known for its 19th-century architecture. Cincinnati tourist attractions include the Cincinnati Museum Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Cincinnati Art Museum.
Operation City Quest
Things to do in Cincinnati include Operation City Quest, a scavenger hunt that requires you to use your smartphone to find objects. You search for about 140 items throughout the downtown area of the city. When you find each item, you send a photo in to score points.
While you’re searching, you perform challenges and answer trivia questions to score more points. A virtual guide helps you throughout your two-mile journey. The scavenger hunt takes about two hours to complete.
Breakout Games – Cincinnati
You decipher clues and solve puzzles to escape a room at Breakout Games – Cincinnati. Each themed room contains furniture and objects, and in some rooms, you’ll be handcuffed or blindfolded. Anyone can play the game, but children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. You are not really locked in the room, you can leave at any time. Game masters provide clues if you get stuck. You have one hour to escape the adventure of your choice.
Krohn Conservatory, located in Eden Park, is a botanical garden that contains more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Permanent exhibits include the rain forest waterfall and exotic plants that are found in the Tropical, Desert, Palm and Orchid houses.
The Display House features floral shows like the annual Butterfly Show. Many butterflies fly freely within the Conservatory’s showroom during this show, creating a colorful display.
Coney Island Amusement Park
Coney Island Amusement Park is home to Sunlite Pool, which is larger than a football field and holds more than three million gallons of water. Play areas include Typhoon Tower, The Twister and Pipeline Plunge.
Classic amusement rides include bumper and pedal boats on Lake Como, The Python roller coaster, the Grand Carousel and the Ferris wheel. In addition, live shows are performed in Moonlite Gazebo and Backstage Pavilion.
Mount Airy Forest
Hiking trails and bridle trails are found in Mount Airy Forest. The 1,459-acre park has an enclosed dog park and a wheelchair accessible public tree house. Specialty gardens, a picturesque lake, gazebos and a disc golf course add recreational opportunities. Mount Airy Forest also has two forest lodges and 23 picnic areas. The Arboretum serves as an observation area for plant growth.