NKY River Region Experience

5 day/4 nights in NKY

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Day 1

Arrive at leisure and check in to hotel in Northern Kentucky

Evening – Dinner and cruise on BB Riverboats - Enjoy the scenic banks of the Ohio River while dining! Take a cruise with BB Riverboats, a favorite of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky riverfront for more than 30 years, and learn about the history of the river, take in a magnificent meal, or dance under the stars on an unbelievable journey you will never forget. BB Riverboats offers lunch, dinner and
sightseeing cruises plus themed and specialty cruises.

Day 2

8 a.m. -9 a.m. – Enjoy breakfast at hotel

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Creation Museum along with lunch - 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.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Some experience options to consider:
• Vent Haven Museum – World's Only Museum Dedicated to Ventriloquism
• American Sign Museum – dedicated to the art and history of commercial neon signs and sign making
• Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum - pays homage to the team's past through displays, photographs and multimedia
• New Riff Distillery – offers a firsthand look through the nooks and crannies of our bourbon distilling process, from grain to barrel.

4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. – back to hotel to refresh for dinner

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. – Enjoy German cuisine at its finest at Hofbrauhaus Newport

Day 3

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. – Enjoy breakfast at hotel

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Ark Encounter with lunch at Emzara’s -  This modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. The Ark Encounter is the world's largest timber frame structure and also features a zipline and petting zoo. 

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Spend some time at Specialty Shops in Grant County – some options are:
• Quilt Box (with small lake and shing poles for the men)
• Kellie's Homestead Restaurant
• Dry Ridge Antique Mall

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Take in some local history at any of these sites:
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, the William Arnold Log House or
Sherman Tavern.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Enjoy Dinner at Tousey House in historic Burlington,

Day 4

7 a.m. - 8 a.m. – Enjoy breakfast and load luggage for departure of hotel

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Maysville, Kentucky – Learn how this river town
contributed to the Underground Railroad.
• Explore and learn the history of Old Washington

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. – Enjoy a picnic or box lunch at Washington Park, where you can enjoy a stroll along a walking path or feed the ducks

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – This is a double experience. First enjoy learning the history of Maysville as well as exploring the KSB Miniatures Collection – 1/12 reproductions of homes, furnishing, clothing, artwork and people. Afterwards, enjoy a little taste of history from one of Kentucky’s oldest Bourbon Distilleries – Old Pogue Experience right next door

Check in to hotel

Day 5

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. – Enjoy breakfast and load luggage for departure of hotel

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. – Tour and experience how a transparent pie is made at Magee’s Bakery (a favorite of George Clooney).

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Tour and lunch at Baker-Bird Winery planted right in
Augusta, Kentucky – the first commercial vineyard in the U.S.

Depart for home or next adventure

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