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2 nights/3 days

Day One

Arrive at NKY host hotel

2 p.m. Newport Aquarium for Backstage Animal Experience

Get an inside look at the Aquarium facility and learn what it takes to maintain a one-million-gallon environment.  During the guided tour, you’ll see miles of pipes, explore how the animals are fed and visit the dive station and acclimation area.

Day Two

9 a.m. Great American Ballpark Tour

Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ballpark serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s first professional franchise.  The ballpark officially opened for the 2003 season.

10:30 a.m. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum Education Program

Offering a variety of education programs for different age groups and subjects, the Reds Hall of Fame is driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration.  The Reds Hall of Fame is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day.  Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the largest team hall of fame in all of baseball.

Noon Catered Box Lunch at Smale Riverfront Park

2:30 p.m. Historical Sightseeing Cruise on BB Riverboats

A favorite of the Cincinnati/NKY riverfront for more than 30 years.  Learn about the history of the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

5 p.m. Pizza & Pool Party at hotel

Day Three

Breakfast at Hotel

9 a.m. Ark Encounter

The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible.  Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old

12:30 p.m. Lunch at Emzara’s Café at the Ark

2 p.m. Creation Museum

The state-of-the-art Creation Museum is a venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, petting zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed more than 2.5 million guests since opening in Petersburg, Ky.

6 p.m. Depart NKY


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Christy 2022

Christy Staten, CTA Senior National Account Manager



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