Museums in Evanston

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 53% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

West End

Historical firehouse-turned-museum hosts array of 19th-century firefighting artifacts & exhibits on fire safety

$16 $8

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American Sign Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

American Sign Museum

Camp Washington

A rotating selection from a collection that contains nearly 4,000 signs, photos, and books that celebrate roadside Americana and neon art

$30 $15

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

335-acre park and outdoor museum invites guests to wander among 64 sculptures tucked into gardens and meadows and alongside lakes

$16 $8

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$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Aurora

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

$75 $25

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$35 for Membership Plus Simulator and Theatre Tickets to the Air Force Museum Foundation ($62 Value)

Air Force Museum Foundation

Dayton

Visits to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are enhanced by Foundation-operated flight simulators, 3D movies, and more

$62 $35

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wayne County Historical Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Wayne County Historical Museum

Richmond

Artifacts and memorabilia paint a vivid picture of Wayne County from the pioneer era through contemporary times

$14 $7

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Admission Pass for Two or Four or 12-Month Individual or Single-Household Membership to Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (50% Off)

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Maysville

A trio of museums offers a miniature collection of homes, people, and artwork; a research library; and more than 4,000 artifacts

$20 $10

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Visit for Two or Four Adults or a Family of Four to the 18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove (Up to 54% Off)

18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

East Louisville

Artillery fire reverberates from a battle reenactment as merchants sell 18th-century replicas & refreshments plus activities for all ages

$16 $8

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Kelton House Museum & Garden (Up to 50% Off)

The Kelton House Museum & Garden

Downtown Columbus

Beautifully restored house and garden present a glimpse of Victorian life through the lens of a family that lived it

$12 $7

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The Drake Planetarium & Science Center captivates young minds with educational shows as well as after-school programs that teach creative problem solving and teamwork. Planetarium shows cover a wide range of topics and teach audiences to recognize seasonally changing constellations, planets, and lunar foliage. Starry Nights at the Cincinnati Astronomical Society invite stargazers to peep into the universe through the facility's powerful telescopes or highly magnified monocles, and laser light shows also grace the planetarium dome with 2D, 3D, and abstract animations choreographed to classic rock and holiday-theme recordings.

2020 Sherman Ave.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

During a self-proclaimed midlife crisis, Tod Swormstedt became the voice for some silent witnesses to American history: signs. The former editor and publisher of Signs of the Times magazine was more than familiar with the subject, and he wanted to give this particular slice of Americana a permanent tribute. He opened American Sign Museum in 1999 and filled it with nearly 4,000 books, photos, and, of course, lots and lots of signs.

  • Size: more than 19,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space (with 20,000 more on the way), featuring 28-foot ceilings for larger signs
  • Eye Catcher: a glowing McDonald's sign from 1963?six years before NASA landed a cheeseburger on the moon
  • Permanent Mainstay: the neon and hand-painted signs of Main Street, which recreates storefronts from decades past
  • Hidden Gem: the grizzly-looking sign from bygone supermarket chain Big Bear?which someone discovered while mowing grass
  • Don't Miss: the neon shop, open weekdays, where workers create new signs and chat with visitors
  • From the Press: For a glance inside the museum, check out the many video interviews here.
2515 Essex Pl
Cincinnati,
OH
US

More than 80 years ago, the Taft family bequeathed their stately home to the people of Cincinnati?and they also gave them plenty to hang on the walls. Home to the Taft's collection of 690 works of art, the Taft Museum welcomes visitors to view paintings by European and American masters, Chinese porcelains, European decorative arts, and captivating rotating exhibitions throughout the year. As they wander the museum, patrons view Rembrandt van Rijn's Portrait of a Man Rising from His Chair, Whistler's At The Piano, and John Singer Sargent's portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson, among other notable works.

The house itself is equally impressive. William Howard Taft accepted his nomination for President of the United States beneath the portico, and the structure, first built in 1820, is considered one of the country's finest examples of Federal architecture in the Palladian style.

316 Pike St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

The first Funny Bone location opened in 1982 and has spread infectious laughter ever since. Established stars such as Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld have graced the stage, as well as up-and-coming talents with fresh faces, fresh routines, and that fresh pine scent. The venue also plays host to a full-service bar, where patrons may steep their sorrows in calming brews, then ingest them triumphantly.

1 Levee Way
Newport,
KY
US

Initially designed as a temporary tour and fundraiser for student travel, American Legacy Tours began humbly as the Newport Gangster Tour in 2008. When met with overwhelming success, the friends who had embarked on what they thought was a temporary project decided to take root and expand, creating American Legacy Tours in 2010.

Their first order of business as an official company was to introduce the Queen City Underground Tour, an exploration of the city's underground tunnels and history as a rabbit village. Today, a cadre of educated guides leads 10 different area walking tours, including seasonal Spirit of Christmas Tours and Newport is Haunted Tours held around Halloween.

1332 Vine St.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Cincinnati Reds fanatics touring the Great American Ballpark and the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum will get an inside look at the team's storied past and present. A knowledgeable guide captains the park excursion, leading visitors to many of the park's greatest sites during the 90-minute tour, which includes visits to the dugout, the field behind home plate, the press box, and the iconic spittoon where famous players deposit chewed-up swear words. The self-guided museum tour typically lasts 45–60 minutes. This year's additions to its exhibit roster include a 2010 retrospective, a Johnny Bench tribute, and a 50th-anniversary flashback commemorating the Reds' 1961 National League Championship. Pitch a few rounds in the interactive Play Ball! exhibit, and take in a Reds history film while seated in the wooden vintage-style grandstand in the Palace of the Fans Theater. The tour's grand finale is the Reds Hall of Fame, where a panoramic photo of 1912's opening day engulfs visitors, as well as the four-sided plaque towers commemorating the Reds' greatest sports-doers and most spirited cracker-jack vendors.

100 Main Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US