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10 outdoor attractions in Cincinnati perfect for exploring this winter

January's here and so are the colder temps. But we're living in COVID times, and outside remains the safest place to be. So bundle up and embrace the cold -- here are 10 outdoor attractions in Cincinnati perfect for exploring...

Pinball Garage in Hamilton is a fun throwback

Cincinnati is full of hidden treasures, and Pinball Garage is perhaps the coolest place we've stumbled upon. Pinball Garage opened a couple of months ago in downtown Hamilton. It features over 30 vintage, restored pinball machines available for play. Pinball Garage...

Scarecrow Row

Scarecrow Row is a fun, FREE, fall art installation of scarecrows at Otto Armleder Park. It's the coolest, most family-friendly, under-the-radar fall event in Cincinnati (not to mention a fantastic way to get some fresh air and practice social...

Exploring Cincinnati’s Loveland Castle

Located on the banks of the Little Miami in Loveland, Cincinnati's Loveland Castle ("Chateau Laroche") 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....

Heritage Village Museum

One of my favorite things to do with my kids is explore places that are new to all of us. It's so much fun to experience Cincinnati with your kids -- we live in such a rich, beautiful city...

Mt. Airy Treehouse

Tucked away in Mt. Airy Forest is a hidden gem that epitomizes everything I 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...

Pyramid Hill

Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum in Butler County comprised of huge sculptures in a picturesque environment. It's fun for kids and lovely in the fall!

Hidden Treasure: Trammel Fossil Park

My kids love digging: sand, snow, leaves, mud, mulch -- they'll dig and dig for hours. Like most kids, they're also obsessed with dinosaurs and are fascinated by fossils and paleontology. So when I heard about Trammel Fossil Park...

The Garage

We're on Week 258 of the extended break, and parents everywhere are running out of ideas. The solution? Books. All. the. Books. But the libraries are closed, and the Friends of the Library's June Book Sale was cancelled. But...

This Butler County drive-in theatre is a fun blast from the past!

Looking for a unique family night out? Located off of State Route 130 in Hamilton, Holiday Auto Theatre is one of Ohio’s last remaining drive-ins and a true hidden gem. This Butler County drive-in theatre is a fun blast from...

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