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Experience the unbelievable attractions including Newport on the Levee, a mega-entertainment complex, and the world-renowned Newport Aquarium, where you can see more than 11,000 animals in specially designed underwater tunnels. Take a walk around historic German inspired MainStrasse Village and visit the unique shops and pubs.

Reconnect in the unforgettable scenery in quaint Augusta & Maysville along the beautiful, majestic Ohio River. Stroll along the riverfront and enjoy the memorable vistas of historic homes and eclectic shops. Take a walk back in time along the old cobblestone streets in Washington and follow the footsteps of the first settlers. Click for overview.

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50 Awesome things to do in the
Northern Kentucky River Region
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Visit the Butler-Turpin State Historic House built in 1859, with many of its original features
Check out the Old Stone Jail in Carrollton, built in 1880
Visit the Masteron House in Carrollton, c.1790 overlooking the Ohio River
Feel the thunder at the Kentucky Speedway as the NASCAR cars race past you!
Marvel at the talents of tradesmen from years ago at the William Arnold Log Home in Grant County
Step back in time when you visit the Mullins Log Cabin in Grant County, built circa 1850,
Visit the fabled Quilt Box in Dry Ridge, KY as featured in the Quilt Sampler,
Travel the Owen County Barn Quilt Trail offering over 100 painted quilted squares around the county
Try your luck at shooting at the world class shooting sports facility at Dave Kelley’s Elk Creek Hunt Club
Enjoy the incredible views of Elk Creek Vineyards in Owen County with their award winning wines
Explore the canopy tops accessed by tree climbing at Earthjoy Tree Climbing
Try your skills at horseback riding at the beautiful, tranquil First Farm Inn in Boone County
Enjoy the sun as you float around the lazy river at the Florence Aquatic Park
Marvel at the majestic shark rays and the 1,000s of other colorful creatures at the Newport Aquarium
Can’t miss the one stop hot spot for entertainment at the Newport on the Levee
Take a big splash in the mighty Ohio River with Ride the Ducks as you ride in the amphibious vehicle
Take in sightseeing, lunch or dinner cruise on one of the beautiful old BB Riverboats
Hear the conductor shout his calls for stops on the old trolley at the unique Behringer-Crawford Museum 
The Bible comes to life at the sprawling Creation Museum, with over 160 exhibits
Learn the area’s involvement in the American Civil War as told at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum
Hundreds of eye are watching you at the Vent Haven Museum showcasing over 500 ventriloquist figures
For the true thrill seekers, zip over to the Zip Line Adventure at the Creation Museum
Ride on one of the few remaining ferries operating on the Ohio River, The Anderson Ferry
Check out the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower, with its carillon and glockenspiel in Goebel Park
Awe at the world’s largest stained glass window at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington
Experience the legacy of ownership that has seen five generations at the Dinsmore Homestead
Photo ops are numerous at the incredible Floodwall Murals in Covington with 17 murals
Explore where the mob, gamblers and ladies of the night earned their reputations on the Newport Gangsters tour
Jane’s Saddlebag offers hands-on experiences with over 50 acres of hiking, creek walking and exploring
MainStrasse Village is a restored German village full of unique shops, restaurants, tavern and festivals
Visit the Monte Casino Chapel, built in 1878, proclaimed the “smallest Church in the world.”
Explore the Rabbit Hash General Store, an authentic working general store since 1831
Walk the Riverwalk Statue Tour comprised of seven life-like bronze statues
Visit a working vineyard, taste award winning wines or take a tour at StoneBrook Winery
Capture a bird’s eye view of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati with Stratus Helicopters Tours
The Newport World Peace Bell is one of more than twenty Peace Bells around the world
Turfway Park offers live thoroughbred racing fall, winter and early spring
Try your skills at one of the wacky contests held for fans at the Florence Freedom Baseball
See a unique arrangement of diverse plants on 121 acres at the Boone County Arboretum
Since 1983, the Kentucky Wool Festival features a salute to the areas sheep industry
Step into the lower portion of the 1811 Jail in Augusta takes a visitor back in time
Augusta’s Riverfront Regatta offers Hand-made Crafts, Sternwheeler Boats, Food, Fun, Games and more
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Visit Rosemary Clooney House
Blue Licks Battlefield Reenactment in August, offer a glimpse of what occurred over 200 years ago
Visit the Ogden Ridge one-room schoolhouse in Robertson County
National Underground Railroad Museum and learn about the Underground Railroad
Washington is a 1700’s village of shops, museums, tours and fine Kentucky dining
A favorite spot for photographers, the Goddard Bridge frames the Goddard United Methodist Church
Don’t miss the Annual Covered Bridge Festival – a unique opportunity to view covered bridges up close

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