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Welcome to Northern Kentucky, or NKY as we like to call ourselves. In NKY the South quite literally begins at our front door — where small-town warmth & hospitality go hand-in-hand with big-city amenities and attractions.

Our unique style of South is what shines through… and you’ll find in NKY we do Southern with a bit of German fusion and a whole lot of sass! From how we make our Bourbon, to our vibrant culinary scene and a remarkable amount of things to do, NKY has something for YOU. 

As an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the home of The B-Line as well as the Ark Encounter, we guarantee you a spirited visit. 

things to see and do
10 things to do in 2 hours or less
fun ways to tour & explore
on the waterfront
get your craft beer here!
mainstrasse village
When it is time for fun, Mainstrasse Village will put you in the center of the action.
newport aquarium
A million gallons of fun await you at the Newport Aquarium!
step back in time
smale park
A short walk across the Roebling Bridge brings you to an oasis in the city.
creation museum
Explore the Garden of Eden at this impressive museum in NKY dedicated to bringing the Bible to life.