Spring break is less than a month away and while many may be traveling, many are staying in town. Here are a few things to do near Cincinnati for a fun day trip with friends or family:
1. Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave is a national park located in Kentucky, approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from Cincinnati. It is the world’s largest known cave system with more than 400 miles discovered. There are plenty of fun things to do in the national park including a tour through the cave, bike riding on the trails, and horseback riding. Mammoth Cave National Park also has beautiful rivers where tourists can canoe, kayak, fish, and swim.
2. Mega Cavern
The Mega Cavern is the largest building in Louisville, Kentucky, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Cincinnati. Formerly a limestone mine, the mega cavern is now used for tourism, storage, and hosting events. Some of its attractions include zip lines, a ropes course, tram tours, and a bike park.
There are many great museums to visit in Cincinnati. Some of the best include The Cincinnati Art Museum, the recently renovated Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, The Freedom Center, The Taft Museum, and The Sign Museum. Some other interesting museums to visit are the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville and the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.
4. Sporting Event
Going to a sporting event is another fun and entertaining way to spend a day. There’s a game for everybody; soccer fans can go to Nippert Stadium and watch an FC Cincinnati match, baseball fans can go downtown for a Reds game, and basketball fans can go to Indianapolis to see a Pacers game.
5. Red River Gorge
Red River Gorge is a beautiful canyon system located in east central Kentucky, just 2 hours from Cincinnati. With impressive cliffs and arches that overlook the serene river, Red River Gorge is the perfect place for a day trip, or weekend getaway. There are many things to do there such as hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, bicycling, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and rock climbing. Red River Gorge also offers cabins, campgrounds, and lodges for places to stay overnight. It’s GORGEous!