Destination Guide

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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Walden Ponds Golf Club
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Indian Springs $20
Pebble Creek Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Legendary Run Golf Club
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Cincinnati $24
Belterra Golf Club
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Florence $24
Tri County Golf Ranch
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Springdale $5
Elks Run Golf Club
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Batavia $20
Lakeside/Meadows at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $22
Green Crest Golf Club
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Middletown $12.65
Meadows/Woodlands at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $22
Woodlands/Lakeside at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $22
Sugar Ridge Golf Club
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Lawrenceburg $14
White/Blue at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $22
Blue Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $46
Avon Fields Golf Course
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Cincinnati $20
Robin's Nest Golf Course Cleves $8.75
Aston Oaks Golf Club North Bend $23 - $40
Buttermilk Falls Golf Course Georgetown $22
East/South at Glenview Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $18.7
Red Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Cedar Trace Golf Club
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Batavia $8
Blue/Red at Neumann Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $22
Shawnee Lookout Golf Course
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North Bend $12.75
Potter's Park Golf Course Hamilton $23
Deer Track Golf Course
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Goshen $15
Pleasant Hill Golf Club Liberty Township $24
Academy Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island
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Mason $6
Grizzly Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island
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Mason $18
Green Tree Golf Club
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Lebanon $5
California Golf Course
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Cincinnati $29
Eagle's Nest Golf Course
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Loveland $15
Par-3 at Reeves Golf Course
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Cincinnati $24
Woodland Golf Course
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Cincinnati $14
Harmon Golf Club
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Lebanon $5
Beckett Ridge Golf Club
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West Chester $20
Bruin Mid-Length Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island Mason $11.50 - $18.50
West/East at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $18.7
White Oak Golf Course
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Sardinia $8
Indian Ridge Golf Club
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Oxford $8
Greenhills Golf Course Cincinnati $8
Red/White at Neumann Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $22
White Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Colonial Pines Golf Club
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Bethel $13
South/West at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $18.7
Regulation at Reeves Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $24
Stonelick Hills Golf Course
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Batavia $55
Twin Run Municipal Golf Course Hamilton $15
Terrace Park Country Club Milford $65 - $70
Little Miami Regulation Golf Course Cincinnati $12.25
Four Bridges Country Club Liberty Township $73
Western Hills Country Club Cincinnati $67
Wyoming Golf Club Cincinnati $25
Beech Creek Golf Course
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Cincinnati $5
Hickory Woods Golf Course Loveland $24.50
Taylor-Glen Golf Club Bethel $20
Losantiville Country Club Cincinnati $64
South Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $23
Stillmeadow Country Club Cincinnati $40
Bel-Wood Country Club Morrow $61
O'Bannon Creek Golf Club Loveland $55
Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course Harrison $23
Lindale Golf Club Amelia $20 - $27
Meadow Links Golf Academy Cincinnati $12
Kendale Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Wildwood Country Club Fairfield $28
Vineyard Golf Course Cincinnati $46
Circling Hills Golf Course Harrison $22 - $29
Delhi Hills Golf Course Cincinnati $9.25 - $14.25
Blue Ash Golf Course Blue Ash $22 - $29
North Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $12
Oasis Golf Club Loveland $59
Miami View Golf Club Miamitown $43
Hyde Park Golf & Country Club Cincinnati $68
TPC River's Bend Maineville $150
Ivy Hills Country Club Cincinnati $65
Sharon Woods Golf Course Cincinnati $23.75 - $25.50
Camargo Club Cincinnati $60 - $85
Warren County Armco Park Golf Course Lebanon $15.50
Coldstream Country Club Cincinnati $88
Fernbank Golf Course Cincinnati $10
Little Miami Par-3 Golf Course Cincinnati $9
Hartwell Golf Course Cincinnati $19
Friendly Meadows Golf Course Hamersville $24
The Mill Course Cincinnati $22.75 - $24.50
Kenview Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Maketewah Country Club Cincinnati $71
Wetherington Golf & Country Club West Chester $55 - $75
Clovernook Country Club Cincinnati $70
The Heritage Club Mason $60 - $100
Deer Run Country Club Cincinnati $50
Cincinnati Country Club Cincinnati $50
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