Tours in Burlington

$20 for a Walking Tour for Two from Newport Gangster Tour ($40 Value)

Newport Gangster Tour

Gangster's Dueling Piano Bar

$40 $20

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Two costumed guides detail gambling and bootlegging history on a walking tour past former speakeasies and casinos

$20 for a 90-Minute Queen City Underground Tour for Two from American Legacy Tours ($40 Value)

Queen City Underground

Over-The Rhine

$40 $20

Walking tour winds through city streets full of historic landmarks and descends below ground to explore burial vault and hidden tunnels

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Cincinnati

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Tour for Two or Four with Cincinnati Running Tours (Up to 73% Off)

Cincinnati Running Tours

Fountain Square

$90 $29

Explore Cincinnati's downtown areas, such as the Riverfront or the city's bridges, while running with a knowledgable tour guide

Over The Rhine Brewery District's Prohibition Resistance: The Industrious Tour for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Over The Rhine Brewery District

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malthouse Tap Room

$30 $16

Explore a historic neighborhood and learn about industrious brewery workers, new public art & pre-Prohibition lagering cellars & tunnels

$18 for a Four-Hour Bicycle Rental for One from Cincinnati Bike Center (Up to $30 Value)

Cincinnati Bike Center

Smale Riverfront Park

$30 $18

Rent a cruiser or comfort bicycle for four hours to explore Cincinnati

Food Tasting with Cheese Platter and Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, Six at Baker-Bird Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Baker-Bird Winery

Augusta

$30 $15

Food tasting at 150-year-old antebellum winery with souvenir logo wine glasses, cheese, chocolates, and rum cake

Winery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 8 at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery

Willisburg

$25 $13

Tour a small winery & sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere & Pimpin Penguins Riesling

90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Louisville Ghost Walks (Up to 53% Off)

Louisville Ghost Walks

Central Business District

$30 $15

Friday-night walking ghost tours explore Louisville's haunted halls such as hotels, theaters, and old historic homes

Admission for Two, Four, or a Family of Five at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing (Up to 42% Off)

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Southwest Louisville

$12 $7

Explore a historic farm site on the Ohio River with a 1837 farm house, 19th century kitchen, gardens, and historic archaeological artifacts

Winery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Forest Edge Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Forest Edge Winery

Shepherdsville

$20 $10

Cozy winery with family-driven theme hosts tours and tastings before sending guests home with souvenir signature glasses

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Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.

1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US

A boer goat stares at you. A donkey stares at the goat. And a baby tennessee walking horse reads its first Dr. Seuss book. No matter where you point your eyes, you’ll be treated to sights of charming animals at Jane’s Saddlebag’s petting zoo. It’s one of many delightful fixtures at the rural getaway—a hands-on historical education experience at a restored saddlebag home, which sprawls across more than 35 acres near Big Bone Lick State Park. A historic smokehouse adjacent to the home offers insight to the days before refrigeration, when Kentucky farmers would preserve their cured meat by hanging it above a smoldering fire. And behind the saddlebag home lies a replica of a 1700s flatboat, a low-cost form of transportation used by settlers to take one-way trips down the Ohio River and achieve ankle tans.

From April to October, these rustic outposts bathe in the sound waves of live music, and the cook-in-residence slakes the hunger built up from exploring both the refreshing nature of the grounds and the historical splendor it offers. When it’s in season, the cook uses freshly grown vegetables and puts flames to a new york strip steak until it’s almost as tender as the mashed potatoes with which it’s served. There’s even a wine and gift shop, where regional wines—some from Kentucky—vie with antiques and gift baskets for the attention of gift givers.

13989 Ryle Rd
Union,
KY
US

Pearl, Joanna, Robert. These are some of the folks you might meet at the nightclub and honky-tonk known as Bobby Mackey's. There's just one thing: they're dead. These three are just some of the ghosts that fans say occupy the venue, a former slaughterhouse?and current gateway to hell, according to urban legends?whose eventful history includes episodes of murder, suicide, and betrayal. Many clubs and Las Vegas-style casinos have called the site home since the early 19th century, but it's Bobby Mackey's name that has popularized the facility's eerie nature with viewers of Syfy, Travel Channel, and National Geographic Channel. Of course, the honky-tonk has plenty of attractions for fans of the un-undead. An esteemed country singer, Bobby often performs with his band on Fridays and Saturdays, and other musicians regularly stop at the stage, too.

44 Licking Pike
Wilder,
KY
US

Between the open mic nights, art shows, and caffeine-fueled student study sessions, you might say there's a bit of a buzz at Blend Coffee. But that's nothing compared to what goes on in the cafe's kitchen. There, chefs spend hours perfecting dishes that are made entirely from scratch and with local ingredients. Morning see the staff whipping up breakfast popovers, maple wraps, and muffins while lunch brings their focus to the crafting of paninis, barbecue pork tacos, and bacon-encrusted fried zucchini sandwiches. A few specialty items even take all day, such as the raspberry chipotle wings, which staff brine, smoke, and sauce in-house. Of course, between all this, the baristas never stop brewing up premium cups of coffee, which helps ensure that the shop's chefs, patrons, and espresso machines stay productive.

14 E 5th St
Covington,
KY
US

Plenty people are afraid of the dark, but the macabre minds behind Scream Acres CT push this fear one step further. Inside the aptly named Blackout––one of four frightful themes that make up one colossal haunt––intrepid visitors must navigate their way through a pitch black haunted house as forces unseen conspire to hinder their progress. But not all the frights at the 20,000-square-foot Scream Acres lurk in the shadows. Victims of a deranged doctor terrorize those who enter the Castle Hill Funeral Home, while clowns and other ghouls pop out at unsuspecting guests inside the 3D funhouse. If it's all too much to bear, seek refuge in one of Scream Acres' real wood coffins—but only if you're willing to be buried alive.

4314 Boron Dr
Covington,
KY
US

Tucked away near the banks of the Ohio River stands the other Sin City. Or at least it used to be, during the days when bootlegging formed a powerful underground economy. When a group of teachers and history buffs needed money for school service projects in Central America, they decided to raise funds by starting tours that explored this seamy history, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. A few years and many local accolades later, knowledgeable guides continue expounding upon the town’s rich history of mobsters, gamblers, and ladies of the night.

Tours stroll down Newport blocks littered with buildings once occupied by speakeasies, brothels, and the site of Al Capone’s failed early restaurant career, Al Calzone. Along the way, guides tie the rich past to the rise of the modern-day gaming industry and Newport’s connections to famous crime figures.

18 E 5th St.
Newport,
KY
US