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Cincinnati: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

1. Cincinnati: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Sit back, relax, and enjoy spectacular views of the city along the Ohio River aboard a BB Riverboat on a sightseeing cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of the Queen City and Northern Kentucky, with panoramic views that will take your breath away. See the city unfold before your eyes as you slowly cruise along the Ohio River. Enjoy seeing all the landmarks from a unique vantage point. Listen, as the captain guides your adventure with historic and fascinating commentary of the beautiful river city. A cash bar with snacks will be available for you to purchase on this delightful afternoon river cruise.

Cincinnati: Riverboat Cruise with Lunch & Entertainment

2. Cincinnati: Riverboat Cruise with Lunch & Entertainment

Spend a fun and relaxing afternoon on a 2-hour river cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch buffet, games and some entertainment. Climb aboard a vintage riverboat and get ready for a scenic cruise down the Ohio River. Enjoy an expertly-prepared lunch at your table, and then roam around on deck as you take in the river views. Enjoy some music and have fun on this classic and memorable experience. Take part in games and delight in the entertainment as the boat moves down the river. The lunch menu: Tossed salad topped with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions served with homemade ranch and Gluten Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings Bone-in Chicken Braised Beef Sirloin Tips and vegetables in a rich brown gravy Whipped Potatoes Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Bakery Fresh Rolls and butter Chef’s Choice of dessert

Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

3. Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River on an evening cruise aboard one of the BB Riverboats. Departing from Newport, Kentucky, this tour is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline. Along the way, enjoy special entertainment such as music. Customize your cruise experience by choosing from two options: a Sunday early evening cruise or a sunset cruise on a weekday or Saturday.

Cincinnati: Midwest Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

4. Cincinnati: Midwest Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

Meet your guide then set off through the atmospheric streets of Cincinnati, known for its Midwest charm. Follow your guide to some of the most haunted locations in the city, and hear the spooky tales they have to tell. Visit Washington Park, the site of at least 2 known murders and home to a lingering dark spirit. Next, encounter the ghost of a child that haunts Memorial Hall, then catch a glimpse of Peter Moelhnann’s ghost, the former pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, which now houses a pub. By the end of the tour, you’ll have seen a new side of Cincinnati, and have a few spooky stories to take home with you.

Cincinnati: Guided Underground Walking Tour

5. Cincinnati: Guided Underground Walking Tour

Dig deeper into Cincinnati's storied past on a walking tour with a local guide. Explore the stunning Washington Park, explore the underground brewery tunnels, and hear fascinating stories of bygone eras. Meet your guide and begin your journey into Cincinnati's past. Stroll through the historic Over-the-Rhine district, which houses the country's largest collection of 19th-century buildings. Walk past buildings that housed saloons, bars, and beer gardens before continuing to Washington Park. See the fountain and the historic Music Hall before heading underground. Descend below the streets to find a hidden crypt with the resting places of some of Cincinnati's first residents. Before returning to the surface, explore the tunnels and learn about their importance to Cincinnati's brewery culture.

Cleveland: Private City Tour

6. Cleveland: Private City Tour

Embark on a jam-packed tour of Cleveland which takes you through history to the present-day. See a range of districts and sights including Millionaire's Row, the theater district, and revitalized neighborhoods full of restaurants, churches, and impressive architecture.  Start your tour downtown where you will meet your private guide. First, head over to Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods. Then, go east to University Circle to see the Cleveland Museum of Art, Historical Society, Natural Science Museum, Botanical Garden, Severance Hall, Case Western Reserve University, and Lakeview Cemetery. Next, drive through Little Italy to visit historic homes of The Heights. Take a stroll through West Side Market - an indoor/outdoor market with a wide variety of fresh and ethnic foods. Discover Playhouse Square, the 2nd largest theater complex in the US comprised of 6 restored theaters.  Other highlights on your tour include the opportunity to experience the city's industrial past and present, riverside dining, and too many bridges to count at The Flats. Also, explore the Edgewater Park which boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, areas for swimming or boating and the best view of Cleveland’s skyline.

Cincinnati: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Audio Tour

7. Cincinnati: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Audio Tour

Ditch the tour group and discover the historic OTR neighborhood in Cincinnati with the help of a fully narrated audio tour by app. Go at your own pace and hear spooky tales about hauntings and spirits. Begin your eerie adventure by heading to the starting point and pressing play on the app. Listen to ghoulish stories told by professional horror narrators from Britain, all set to the tune of spooky horror-style music for added atmosphere. Visit famous ghostly attractions, lurk in the park in search of the Witch of Washington Park, and hear the story of Charlie Manson's childhood. Walk down the Elm Street that inspired Freddy Kruger, learn the haunted history of Music Hall, see where the lady in red resides, and more. You'll receive instructions on how to download the app after booking. Then, get ready to explore the spooky side of Over-the-Rhine. Pause the tour for a quick bite or grab a drink, then simply carry on from where you left off.

Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

8. Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

Meet at Hard Rock Café to start you tour of the USA side of Niagara Falls. Travel in a 6-passenger luxury van while your local guide drives you along the State Park, passing Rainbow Bridge, Robert Moses Hydro-Electric Power Plant, the Niagara Gorge and the Whirlpool Aero Car on your way to Old Fort Niagara. Your guide will explain about the formation of the 3 different falls which make up Niagara Falls and the energy that is produced from the power of the Falls to help light New York City. Soon you will arrive at Old Fort Niagara, which takes you back in time to when great empires struggled for control of North America. The fort consists of 18th century buildings where you can enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. This tour includes admission to Old Fort Niagara which features: - a 16-minute orientation film.  - an actual original American Flag from the war of 1812. - Tours of original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  - See artisans at work and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries. - During the summer months you'll witness reenactors giving musket and artillery firing demonstrations, playing historical musical instruments, giving laundry or cooking demonstrations etc. (subject to availability) and you can even join a guided tour led by a guide dressed in historically accurate costume.  - During special events you can also meet additional reenactors who recreate other aspects of the way life was at the fort.  - In the winter months, you'll enjoy self-guided audio tours of the Fort and hourly musket demonstrations.  You will then meet back up with your driver/guide at the entrance to the Fort for your guided tour back to the Hard Rock Café. You have the option to upgrade to a meal at Hard Rock Café with Skip-the-Line access. You can also further upgrade to include either the iconic Maid of the Mist Boat Ride or a breathtaking helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus

9. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus

Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus. Blast skeletons on the Kingdom Quest ride, hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess, and see famous LEGO characters on the big screen at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Take flight on the Merlin’s Apprentice ride, where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a Columbus cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks — over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO friend during the visit too. Take on the challenge at the Earthquake Tables and test the strength of a brick tower when the tables start to shake. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time.

Cleveland: Cleveland History Center General Admission Ticket

10. Cleveland: Cleveland History Center General Admission Ticket

Learn all about the origins of the city of Cleveland and see why “Cleveland Starts Here” with a visit to the Cleveland History Center. Located in Cleveland’s picturesque University Circle neighborhood, the museum features exhibits and collections that cover the past 200 years and up to the present day. Hear the stories of the many contributions that the city of Cleveland has made in architecture, automobiles, and other industries. See one of the most comprehensive costume and textile collections in the country, wander through 2 historic mansions, and take a ride of the historic Euclid Beach Park grand carousel. Browse the vast and varied collections that cover family history, community history, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation and embrace the sense of space that the Cleveland History Center provides to locals and visitors alike.

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Was very happy with our trip will definitely come back soon to do it all again very relaxing to

Very interesting. The stories were well told. Our guide was knowledgeable and very engaging.

The staff was great. Great food. Reasonable drink prices. We had a really fun day.

It was a fun, entertaining night out with good music and great views.

Make sure you arrive an hour early so you can eat and enjoy the trip.