Sightseeing in Hamilton

Up to 42% Off Helicopter Flight

Middletown

$300 $179

Hands-on helicopter demo lesson or half-hour scenic helicopter tours over Cincinnati to view sights or Christmas lights

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

42% Off Segways at Sunset Tour

Central Business District

$60 $35

Guided tours showcase Cincinnati sights while segway riders enjoy sunset views

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Cincinnati

$50 $25

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

Drake Planetarium & Science Center – Up to 55% Off

Norwood

$20 $9

Memberships quench curiosity with scientific films and laser light shows

Up to 55% Off at Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

$20 $10

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World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

Up to 50% Off Newport Gangster Tour

Newport

$20 $11

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

Up to 52% Off a Winery Food Tasting

Augusta

$30 $15

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

Jane’s Saddlebag – Up to 50% Off Visit

Walton

$16 $8

Restored saddlebag home offers insight into settler life with tours of a historic smokehouse, flatboat, and petting zoo of farm animals

The Hillforest – Up to 67% Off Mansion Membership

Aurora

$75 $25

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

Select Local Merchants

Although there are no online user reviews for Fitton Family Fridays, a recent performance from the ongoing family-friendly event was written about in the Journal-News.

101 S Monument Ave
Hamilton,
OH
US

Red steel plates that seem to be taking flight, a warped obelisk, and a dome made of metal dragonflies—these are just a few of the 64 statues nestled among the gardens and meadows at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. In addition to delighting visitors with massive objects d’art, the 265-acre outdoor museum exhibits the naturally occurring beauty of wooded thickets, seven lakes, and flowers that have never undergone plastic surgery. After wandering along the hiking trails, driving along paved roads, and peering into the remains of a stone house built by pioneers, guests can visit the 10,000-square-foot Ancient Sculpture Museum. The museum showcases Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan statuary, which was chiseled before mankind invented the frames that forced all art to become flat.

In addition to curating sculptures, the park hosts a slew of activities relating to art and the environment. Its Summer Concert Series beckons music lovers, and a Summer Series for Kids organizes programming such as puppet shows for little ones.

1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd
Hamilton,
OH
US

Train hobbyist Don Oeters founded EnterTRAINment Junction in 2008 to showcase railroading in an educational and amusing way. Two years later, his 80,000-square-foot facility was voted Ohio's Best Family Entertainment Center of 2010.

At the centerpiece, a 25,000-square-foot indoor model train display dazzles visitors with 90 G-scale trains and 2 miles of track winding through handcrafted landscapes, including an 11-foot waterfall, thousands of trees, and scenes documenting railroad's early, middle, and modern periods. Each train car is the size of a loaf of bread, making it easier for groups to see it or break it into communal pieces, and Oeters and his staff continually tweak the locomotive's surroundings by adding seasonal touches and installing minor or major updates. Historical train artifacts, educational videos, and interactive exhibits await amblers in the railroad museum, and the Imagination Junction kids' area entertains youngsters with train-themed play structures, hand-cranked and electronic locomotive rides, and a section dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine, the first train to successfully learn sign language.

7379 Squire Ct
West Chester,
OH
US

The brainchild of a painter and a photographer, Pop Revolution Gallery zeroes in on the relationship between art and modern society with exhibits that showcase work from local artists. In addition to displaying artwork, the creative minds behind the gallery also outline it: with nearly 20 years of experience, they can handle any custom framing project. Artists themselves, the experts can assist with helpful suggestions as patrons browse more than 2,000 mouldings that add flair to paintings, complement sports jerseys, or give an air of authority to fraudulent tax returns.

Keeping up with the latest technology, Pop Revolution Gallery recently extended its endeavors with PRG Fine Art Printing, which generates digital prints on high-quality papers and canvas gallery wraps. The staff also fosters creativity with art classes that teach pupils of all ages to make everything from basic sketches and watercolors to sculptures crafted with wire instead of cement and their little sister.:m]]

105 E Main St
Mason,
OH
US

For over 40 years, family-owned Row House Gallery and Custom Framing's highly-experienced staff has hosted art, prints, and a wide variety of framing services. Customers can peruse original works or seek out preservation framing—a house specialty—for things such as family photos, diplomas, or even wedding dresses. All told, the gallery and frame shop boasts over 1,500 types of frame moulding.

211 Main St
Milford,
OH
US

The firefighters of Engine Company #45 Firehouse extinguished their last blaze in 1962 after 56 years of fearless public service. Although the team dissipated, the elegant, 1906 firehouse—with Renaissance Revival details and three doors wide enough to accommodate horse-drawn fire engines—remained, languishing as a city storehouse until 1980, when the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati moved in. The building was recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and filled with special exhibits. It was also filled with antique firefighting gear that is in excellent condition in spite of years of smoke inhalation.

The collection reveals early 19th-century firefighting tactics with an alarm drum that once warned of fire from the roof of a carpenter shop and was later used to provide rhythm during disco infernos. In the Safe House exhibit, families diagram their homes and create personalized emergency plans while learning tips about fire prevention.

315 W Court St
Cincinnati,
OH
US