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Family Fun

Newport, Florence Erlanger
in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties
 

Ride The DucksRide the Ducks
Newport on the Levee, Newport, KY 41071
859-815-1439; www.newportducks.com
Laugh and learn (and "quack") by land and sea during 40-minute tours aboard amphibious vehicles (crafted from the WWII DUKWs) that take visitors on a narrated sightseeing ride highlighting some of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati's most impressive landmarks. Then splash down and cruise the Ohio River exploring the historic waterfronts of Newport, Covington and Cincinnati. Ticket booth located outside the Newport Aquarium.

The Newport Aquarium
Newport on the Levee, Newport, KY 41071; 800-406-3474
www.newportaquarium.com
Over 120,000- square-foot facility located on the banks of the Ohio River, just across from downtown Cincinnati. Specially designed underwater tunnels will bring you face-to-face with sharks and other marine life. The recently remodeled theater now features Shark Ray Bay, which provides an awe-inspiring view of the giant shark tank and the aquarium’s four, extremely rare Shark Rays, Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike. Guests can pet the sharks. Open 365 days a year, 10 am to 6 pm during fall and winter; 9 am to 7 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Newport on the LeveNewport on the Levee
One Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
866-LeveeKY www.NewportontheLevee.com Located on the riverbank, just across from downtown Cincinnati features ten acres of fun, open spaces, unique shopping, international dining, a stadium-style seating movie theater with digital sound, high-tech video game world, a comedy club, the Newport Aquarium and a dramatic downtown skyline view!

Lazer Kraze
1335 Donaldson Rd. Erlanger
(859) 371-KRAZ (5729)
www.LazerKraze.com
Email webmaster@lazerkraze.com

Lazer Kraze, The Ultimate Laser Tag, has two great locations serving the Greater Cincinnati area. The one-of-a-kind Erlanger location in Northern Kentucky features a huge 3DX Scenic Studio themed multi-level laser tag arena, the world's top-performing laser tag system with cool alien green lasers, the most light-weight vests available (No Age requirement to Play!), and the largest laser tag systems available in the area. For even more fun try out the NEW Indoor Trampoline Arena Park where up to 25 players can play air dodgeball or just bounce off the walls on the 54’x54’ trampoline park! To round out the fun the HUGE arcade is a great value featuring some of the latest games and most games just 1 or 2 tokens! The snack bar offers fresh-made pizzas and PRIVATE event/party rooms are available for your party or celebration. With both large and small meeting rooms and a 40-vest system, we can host your birthday party, group event, lock-in, corporate team-building event, offsite meeting, or team celebration whatever the size!

Florence Aquatic CenterFlorence Aquatic Park
8200 Ewing Blvd.
(859) 647-4619
www.florence-ky.gov/aquatic_center
Locatted on the campus of the Florence Government Center. This premier facility contains a lazy river, competition pool, zero depth area, two spray grounds, a spiral and a speed slides, sunbathing areas, shelters & funbrellas. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Daily rates – adults $9 and children $6.

Ride Horses at First Farm Inn
859-586-0199; info@firstfarminn.com; www.firstfarminn.com;
Come ride the friendly and colorful horses at First Farm Inn, just off I-275 in Western Boone County. Riding can be a magical experience for kids. Learning to control a 900 to 1300 pound animal and sitting nearly 6 feet off the ground can be a real thrill. The two-hour riding experience begins with grooming, tacking up and learning about horses before you mount and begin riding in the arena. After your comfortable with your horse, we ride around the farm and through the woods visiting neighboring cows and goats. A respect for animals, good listening skills and a significant attention span are necessary to enjoy the riding experience.

Axis Alley on the Levee
One Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071, Suite 1112, across from BRIO Tuscan Grille and below Funny Bone Comedy Club.
859-652-7250
www.starlaneslevee.com
A boutique bowling experience offering guests more than mere bowling. This upscale lounge includes bowling, billiards, a sophisticated A/V system, a DJ booth, close to 30 HD projection and LCD screens and more. Star Lanes is the first of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The 24,640-square foot facility will feature 12 public lanes and a private party room with four lanes. Toro, a separate unique experience includes a bar, lounge, patio and private room, and most importantly, a mechanical bull! Star Lanes and Toro will share a full-service restaurant. Both are open to all ages during the day. In the late evenings admission for 21 or older as the venues will transform into a nightclub atmosphere including drink specials and more. Star Lanes and Toro offer an unparalleled experience for business and personal event needs, including corporate team building, business meetings, birthdays, holiday events, children’s parties and more. Party packages, custom event menus, lane rentals, private lounges and full venue buyouts are available to guests upon request.


Williamstown in Grant County
 

Grant County Fair
N. KY Fairgrounds, Baton Rouge Rd.
Williamstown; 859-824-5943
Rides, motorsports, horseshows, livestock shows, live entertainment, fair food, crafts, beauty contest and free parking. Pay one price for everything!

 

Augusta in Bracken County

The Rosemary Clooney House Museum
106 East Riverside Drive
Augusta, KY
606-756-2603
www.rosemaryclooney.org/
Hours: Monday-Friday 11-3, Saturday 11-5, Sunday 1-5
Thanks to the generous efforts of Dr. Steve Henry, former Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and his wife Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000, Rosemary Clooney's historical home has been restored. The home is open to the public as a museum displaying an extensive collection of exhibits in honor of this legendary singer's life and career.
 

Whitehall Plantation Museum
212 Elizabeth Street
606-756-2137
Hours by Appointment only (Private Residence)
Built in 1809 by Arthur Thome, Whitehall is listed on the national register as a part of the Underground Railroad. This private home features exquisite gardens, and rare antique furniture. The highlights include gorgeous parlor sets by the revolutionary furniture maker, John Henry Belter, as well as pieces by the famous artisan, Mitchell Rammelsburg. Please call for an appointment to see this incredible collection.
 

The 1811 Augusta Jail
Appelman Park on 2nd Street
Hours by appointment
606-756-2183
The 1811 Augusta Jail is the oldest jail in the state of Kentucky on its original foundation. The 1st floor, the prisoner's quarters, have been restored and is open to the public. The second story, the jailer's living quarters, is currently being renovated and will be open soon. One may take a self-guided tour of the dungeon and the debtor's portions of the jail. There are many interesting stories about this jail. It is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Augusta.
 

The Augusta Art Guild's Gallery
116 Main Street
606-747-5007
Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm
www.augustaartguild.com
The Guild's Mission Statement: "The Augusta Art Guild is an organization of artists who believe there are many visual, emotional and educational experiences that can only be perceived through the arts. The Guild feels it is important that our community be a part of that process in order to expand and enrich lives."
The City of Augusta is please to have such an organization of artists displaying their work in the city. The Guild hosts their annual "Art in the Garden" on the first Saturday in June.

 

Flemingsburg in Fleming County

Evergreen Hills Maze
Cemetery St, Flemingsburg, KY 41041, 606-849-2952 or 606-782-1459, www.evergreen-hills-maze.com - Over 12,000 pines form more than 300 rooms to make the largest permanent hedge maze in the US, covering 15 acres. Open weekends September - October and other times by appointment.