Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for an experience that has something for your whole family? Find it in Cincy. We’re a more bang-for-your-buck kind of city, simply bursting with affordable (and free) attractions and creative activities—you can make your Cincy adventure one that is perfect for all ages, groups, and budgets.

The iconic Cincinnati Museum Center boasts an incredible, interactive Children’s Museum, an IMAX Theater, and different rotating exhibits. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: need we say more? Meet our world-famous hippo family, including adorable siblings Fiona and Fritz. You’ll find thrills and fun just north of the city at Kings Island, home to one of only seven giga roller coasters in the world and a water park!

Start off your day with a stop on the doughnut trail or brunching on the local favorite sausage and oat dish, goetta. Then, there are rock climbing gyms, Top Golf, go-karting tracks, and public parks with biking and hiking trails—endless ways to fill your day with a uniquely Cincy excursion. In the evening, dine at one of our renowned restaurants, or sample locally brewed beer and locally distilled bourbon and spirits. 

Whether you’re traveling with little ones or big kids–you’re sure to create unforgettable family memories in Cincy.

Creative Culture

13 Summer Festivals in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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Summer festivals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are a great way to experience the region while enjoying our arts, culinary and music scene. So get out your calendar and start planning your visit to these Cincinnati festivals! Cincy…

15 Kid-Friendly Attractions

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Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, you've got to check out this list of family-friendly things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky! The Cincy region has it all: adventure, beautiful outdoor scenery, history, arts…

A Day at the Duke Energy Children's Museum

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Duke Energy Children's Museum "The Woods" (photo: Laura Hoevener) The Duke Energy Children's Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center is the perfect place for your kids of all ages to explore and burn off some energy. Even the…

Eat Like a Local at These Restaurants

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Graeter's Graeter's Ice Cream (photo: Wendy Pramik) Satisfy your sweet tooth with Graeter's small-batch French pot ice cream. The ice cream purveyor's unique process makes for a thick and creamy cone of goodness found in…

Family-Friendly, Finger-Lickin' Barbecue

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If you're into barbecue - we've got good news. There's no shortage of local joints to get something smoked to perfection in the Cincy region. Whether you're looking for a night downtown, or something more laid back and…

Explore Smale Riverfront Park

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Smale Riverfront Park's 45 acres is the perfect place to spend a whole day, a few hours, or just to pass through. This is one park that is sure to please the whole family – from preschoolers, grade schoolers, teens and adults!…

Ice Skating Adventures

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Lace-up your skates and hit the ice this winter at one of these local skating rinks! This article is updated annually. Fountain Square Ice Rink Ice skating on Fountain Square (photo: Visit Cincy) Visiting the ice rink on Fountain Square is…