Family Attractions in Cincinnati

Family Attractions in CincinnatiDon’t let free time with the family turn into a snoozefest; Cincinnati has plenty of fun family attractions for everybody! Bring the whole family together for some of the best wholesome entertainment in the Tri-State area. Whether you are looking for an educational trip to a museum (or fossil park) or you’re looking to spend your extra energy at an amusement park, Cincy has you covered.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Bring your wild things to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to see the true wild side of the Queen City. The second oldest zoo in the United States, the Cincinnati Zoo also remains one of its most popular. Find out why when you see all the different types of lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) who call this zoo home.

Address: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220 - MAP
Phone: (513) 281-4700
Web: www.cincinnatizoo.org

Newport Aquarium
Cross the state lines for a short trip to the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky. Immerse yourself in the aquatic realm when you explore the 14 individually themed galleries and attractions. Walk through five seamless acrylic tunnels that make you feel like you are swimming with the fishes; see dozens of endangered species; watch the penguins on parade; and much, much more!

Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071 - MAP
Phone: (859) 261-7444
Web: www.newportaquarium.com

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Discover a world of fun at an abandoned train station. The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal filled the renovated railroad station with six organizations dedicated to the preservation and restoration of local, regional and national history. Explore the exhibits and attractions at the three museums, watch a film at the enormous Omnimax, see the historical library or join the Railroad Club for all sorts of activities.

Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203 - MAP
Phone: (513) 287-7000
Web: www.cincymuseum.org

Duke Energy Children’s Museum
If you only have time to visit one section of Union Terminal, make it Duke Energy Children’s Museum for some educational fun designed specifically for children ages one to twelve. With eight unique exhibits and attractions, and a large indoor play area where children can safely bounce off the walls to their hearts’ content, this museum is a children’s wonderland.

Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203 - MAP
Phone: (513) 287-7000
Web: www.cincymuseum.org

Eastgate Adventures
Make family time active at Eastgate Adventures. Create your own adventures in this indoor and outdoor amusement center. Challenge each other to a round of mini golf or take it down to the tracks and race go-karts! Once you’ve worn each other out at the main attractions, head to the indoor arcade to relax and play video games.

Address: 3232 Omni Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245 - MAP
Phone: (513) 753-8000
Web: www.eastgateadventures.net

EnterTRAINment Junction
Like trains? Then you’ll love EnterTRAINment Junction! This pun-tacular place is great for the young and the young at heart. Learn everything you could possibly want to know about trains through the exhibits and attractions at the railroading museum, and see the world’s largest indoor train display. Visitors can also find their way through the funhouse maze, engineer a hand-cranked train car and many other fun activities.

Address: 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069 - MAP
Phone: (513) 898-8000
Web: www.entertrainmentjunction.com

Cincinnati Fire Museum
View all of the Greater Cincinnati’s collection of firefighter artifacts and memorabilia at the Cincinnati Fire Museum. Great for children, this renovated 1907 firehouse displays over 200 years worth of firefighting history including attractions like a fire-alarm drum, a steam pumper and the oldest surviving fire engine in Cincinnati. Visitors can also climb on and explore a modern Emergency-One fire engine.

Address: 315 W Court St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 621-5553
Web: www.cincyfiremuseum.com

Trammel Fossil Park
About half an hour away from the heart of Cincinnati, Trammel Fossil Park in Sharonville is a wonderfully underappreciated family attraction. At the far end of an industrial park road, this hidden treasure offers tons of family fun for those budding paleontologists or anyone with an interest in natural history. The Fossil Hunt allows visitors to explore the plethora of fossils hands-on.

Address: Tramway Drive, Sharonville, OH 45241 - MAP
Phone: (513) 563-1144
Web: www.ci.sharonville.oh.us

Also...

Coney Island

Address: 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228 - MAP
Phone: (513) 232-8230
Web: www.coneyislandpark.com

Kings Island

Address: 6300 Kings Island Dr., Kings Island, OH 45034 - MAP
Phone: (513) 754-5700
Web: www.visitkingsisland.com