Cincinnati Attractions

Top 18 Can't Miss Family Friendly Attractions

Pyramid Hill

Pyramid Hill is a 300+ acre sculpture park located in Hamilton, Ohio. Filled with beautiful meadows, lakes and hiking trails, it is home to a permanent collection of over 70 sculptures displayed throughout the grounds.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo is a must-see for any animal lover out there. On a visit, you’ll be able to observe more than 500 animals and more than 3,000 different kinds of plants. Make sure to get a picture with the famous hippo, Fiona!

Kings Island

This fun-filled amusement park is loaded with rides to make young kids squeal with laughter. Bigger kids can enjoy rides in the main areas of the park including Diamondback, The Beast, Banshee and Mystic Timbers.

Newport Aquarium

SEA thousands of the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures as you waddle with playful penguins, meet rare white alligators, be surrounded by sharks and surprised by smiling stingrays.

Behringer-Crawford Museum

The museum covers the history of Northern Kentucky; admire the amazing train display, sit in a 1959 Buick Electra convertible, and fish from the back of a steamboat.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

A must-see for any baseball lover. This museum has plenty of interactive fun while showcasing the history of America's first professional baseball team.

Cincinnati Nature Center

The Nature Center has 2,000 acres of property with plenty of marked trails with varying difficulty to explore, an epic playscape and much more.

Highfield Discovery Center

This straight-from-a-fairytale Great Park is full of secrets, mystery and wonder, and will absolutely get your kids excited about the great outdoors.

Loveland Castle

Located on the banks of the Little Miami in Loveland, Cincinnati’s Loveland Castle is a true testament to the power of imagination. This authentic, full-scale castle was built brick by brick by Cincinnati native (Sir) Harry Andrews.

Cincinnati Fire Museum

The Cincinnati Fire Museum is a place where kids can learn all about fire trucks, fire fighters and our city’s many contributions to U.S. fire fighting history.

Findlay Market

Findlay Market is a mainstay in Cincinnati life, connecting farmers, producers, sellers and customers in the same iron-framed building since 1855. It’s a historic monument and a destination for local food and artisan products.

Mt. Airy Forest

Tucked away in Mt. Airy Forest is a hidden gem that epitomizes everything to love about Cincinnati. Dubbed “Everybody’s Treehouse,” Mt. Airy Treehouse is as charming, unique and accessible as the Queen City herself, and is worth a visit with your family.

Taft Museum of Art

Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum’s rich, encyclopedic collection of more than 67,000 objects, spanning 6,000 years of world art. Ranked 'Top Art Museum for Families' by Parenting magazine, the museum offers public tours and educational activities for all ages.

Krohn Conservatory

With many different houses to walk through, Krohn Conservatory is the great way to experience the outdoors without actually having to be outside.

American Sign Museum

The American Sign Museum celebrates the art (and artistry) that went into the bright, eye-catching signs in the first half of the 20th century.

Fountain Square

The Fountain Square District is a restaurant and entertainment hub. Aside from the never-ending activity and events on the Square itself, you’ll find signature restaurants and bars surround all four sides.

Cincinnati Observatory Center

The Cincinnati Observatory isn’t just a place where Cincinnatians can learn about space — it’s a space for kids and adults to dream big and be inspired… and get a great history lesson, too.

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