best of Cincinnati USA
Download a printable version here.
3 nights/4 days
Arrive at NKY host hotel
PM Dinner at Montgomery Inn Boathouse
Enjoy mouth-watering ribs from this landmark Cincinnati restaurant that has been wowing locals, visitors and celebrities since 1951.
Breakfast at hotel
9:30 a.m. Visit Newport’s World Peace Bell
The World Peace Bell is the world's largest free swinging bell. This magnificent bell rings with a powerful, awe-inspiring, deep resonant tone that is truly a majestic symbol of freedom and peace. Group will
have a chance to ring the bell.
11 a.m. American Sign Museum
With 19,000 square feet of exhibit space, 28-foot ceilings (to accommodate larger signs), a working neon shop and a unique event space, the American Sign Museum is a quirky hidden gem you won't want to miss.
1 p.m. Lunch at Camp Washington Chili
Ordering a 3-way in Cincinnati USA isn’t as lascivious as it sounds, we promise. When most folks think of chili, they don’t imagine it layered over spaghetti, and they certainly don’t expect hints of cinnamon, clove and chocolate. But that’s the way we do it in Cincinnati USA!
2 p.m. Newport Gangsters Tour
Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous, high-energy presentation inside an old casino to explain the historic significance of Newport and discover how this little town gave birth to the modern-day gaming industry.
Evening Dinner at the Hofbräuhaus
The Hofbräuhaus Newport is modeled after the original 400+-year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. Features include German and American dishes, specialty and seasonal biers brewed on-site, live entertainment daily in the traditional Bier Hall, the area’s largest bier garden with a view of Cincinnati’s skyline for 500+ guests to enjoy, and a gift shop.
10 a.m. The Ark Encounter
The Ark Encounter is the world's largest timber frame structure, filled with amazing exhibits. panning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors
young and old.
Lunch at Emzara’s Café at the Ark
2 p.m. Creation Museum
The state-of-the-art Creation Museum is a venture through stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, petting zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. This 75,000-square-foot
facility has welcomed over 2.5 million guests since opening in Petersburg, Kentucky.
PM Dinner at Tousey House Tavern
Tousey House is an 1822 Federal style house serving traditional Southern food. Appetizers include fried green tomatoes, lobster and corn fritters and Kentucky Beer Cheese on a warm pretzel bread. The menu also includes salads, sandwiches and luscious entrees such as pan-roasted breast of chicken and Glaze Pork Chop. Tousey Hot Brown is their tasty version of the Kentucky favorite.
After dinner, stop for Graeter’s Ice Cream as a dessert and a goodbye to Cincinnati USA.
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the
country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. It is still one of Oprah’s favorite things…she actually has it shipped to her in Chicago.
Day Four Depart NKY
For more information or to create your own tour, contact: