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Destination: Cincinnati

Cincinnati makes the most of the Ohio River that wraps around it. The city is a rabid sports town that loves its Reds and Bengals, their respective stadiums dominating the riverfront. It has the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo and it's the birthplace of Proctor & Gamble. It's ringed with casinos and race tracks for either cars and horses, and dotted with museums. It has not one, but two amusement parks, Coney Island and Kings Island.

Within 20 minutes, you can visit Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, or walk from Ohio to Kentucky via the Purple People Bridge, a former train crossing that arches over the Ohio River with riverboats plying the waters below.

Cincinnati, with nine bridges spiraling from the city, kept the river the focal point when it built Sawyer Point. The linear park runs along the water and is adorned with a pavilion, tennis courts, a skating rink, volleyball courts and a playground, as well as open space for touch football or Frisbee.

More unusual Cincy haunts include the Creation Museum for the Bible's literal take on life and a 30-foot paddlewheel at the riverfront to remind visitors of the city's past.

Don't leave Cincinnati without going to Skyline for chili. It involves spaghetti, onions, cheese and beans. Just take our word for it. Afterward, have Graeter's ice cream. For more formal fare, dine at Orchids at the Palm Court or Boca in Oakley.

When it comes to golf, Cincinnati didn't skimp on that, either. Check out the Tom Fazio-designed Belterra Golf Club or the classic Deer Run Country Club that rises and drops over Western Cincinnati's hills. The Golf Center at King's Island has hosted professional tournaments and has three courses, one of them an executive course perfect for honing your game. For a resort course, play Harbor Links Golf Club at Sagamore Resort in nearby Liberty, Indiana. Designed by P.B. Dye, it rolls over 7,000 yards. You have to work hard not to find things to do in Ohio's southern-most city. The rolling terrain and the river team up to create a compact, vibrant city that will surprise you.

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Woodlands/Lakeside at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Tri County Golf Ranch
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Springdale $10
Meadows/Woodlands at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Elks Run Golf Club
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Batavia $20
Belterra Golf Club
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Florence $30
Walden Ponds Golf Club
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Indian Springs $25
Legendary Run Golf Club
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Cincinnati $24
Lakeside/Meadows at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Green Crest Golf Club
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Middletown $12.65
South/West at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Colonial Pines Golf Club
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Bethel $13
Blue/Red at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $26
West/East at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Par-3 at Reeves Golf Course
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Cincinnati $24
Aston Oaks Golf Club North Bend $23 - $40
Indian Ridge Golf Club
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Oxford $15
Woodland Golf Course
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Cincinnati $14
White Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Sugar Ridge Golf Club
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Lawrenceburg $15
East/South at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Shawnee Lookout Golf Course
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North Bend $12.75
Pleasant Hill Golf Club Liberty Township $24
Deer Track Golf Course
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Goshen $15
Cedar Trace Golf Club
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Batavia $14
Buttermilk Falls Golf Course Georgetown $22
Harmon Golf Club
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Lebanon $12
Greenhills Golf Course Cincinnati $8
Regulation at Reeves Golf Course
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Cincinnati $24
Potter's Park Golf Course Hamilton $23
California Golf Course
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Cincinnati $29
Pebble Creek Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Stonelick Hills Golf Course
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Batavia $45
Red Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Academy Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island Mason $15
Avon Fields Golf Course
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Cincinnati $20
Red/White at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $26
White/Blue at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $26
Green Tree Golf Club
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Lebanon $11.75
Grizzly Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island
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Mason $23
Blue Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $46
Twin Run Municipal Golf Course Hamilton $15
Robin's Nest Golf Course Cleves $8.75
White Oak Golf Course
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Sardinia $12
Beckett Ridge Golf Club
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West Chester $20
Eagle's Nest Golf Course
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Loveland $14
Stillmeadow Country Club Cincinnati $40
Beech Creek Golf Course
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Cincinnati $7
The Heritage Club Mason $60 - $100
Meadow Links Golf Academy Cincinnati $12
Wyoming Golf Club Cincinnati $25
Bel-Wood Country Club Morrow $61
Wildwood Country Club Fairfield $28
Hyde Park Golf & Country Club Cincinnati $68
Friendly Meadows Golf Course Hamersville $24
The Mill Course Cincinnati $22.75 - $24.50
Terrace Park Country Club Milford $65 - $70
South Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $23
Hickory Woods Golf Course Loveland $24.50
Vineyard Golf Course Cincinnati $46
Circling Hills Golf Course Harrison $22 - $29
Wetherington Golf & Country Club West Chester $55 - $75
Maketewah Country Club Cincinnati $71
North Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $12
Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course Harrison $23
Kenview Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Fernbank Golf Course Cincinnati $10
O'Bannon Creek Golf Club Loveland $55
Miami View Golf Club Miamitown $43
Little Miami Par-3 Golf Course Cincinnati $9
Little Miami Regulation Golf Course Cincinnati $12.25
Camargo Club Cincinnati $60 - $85
Western Hills Country Club Cincinnati $67
Sharon Woods Golf Course Cincinnati $23.75 - $25.50
Ivy Hills Country Club Cincinnati $65
TPC River's Bend Maineville $150
Clovernook Country Club Cincinnati $70
Oasis Golf Club Loveland $59
Kendale Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Four Bridges Country Club Liberty Township $73
Lindale Golf Club Amelia $20 - $27
Delhi Hills Golf Course Cincinnati $9.25 - $14.25
Coldstream Country Club Cincinnati $88
Losantiville Country Club Cincinnati $64
Hartwell Golf Course Cincinnati $19
Warren County Armco Park Golf Course Lebanon $15.50
Cincinnati Country Club Cincinnati $50
Blue Ash Golf Course Blue Ash $22 - $29
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