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    Cincinnati/Covington

    Greetings to all -

    My Bride and I are starting to plan our annual springtime road trip. Every year around our anniversary (41 this year) we take the scenic route to a midwestern region or city to sample the local culture, cuisine, and attractions for two or three days. This year we've set our sights on the Cincinnati/Covington area. They seem to have a decent food scene, some museums, a botanical garden, and some other attractions that would keep us busy. I'll likely drop by Lost Art Press/Crucible Tool and lighten the wallet a little, and seek out some antique shops.

    Any Cinci/Covington Creelers that can recommend things to see and do? We like to arrive with a full list and just go where the wind takes us. The locals usually know where all the good stuff is.

    Thanks in advance
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    Cincinnati chili if you're not familiar. It's not chili as most of us think of it but I find it tasty. Not much help beyond that, sorry.

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    If you have any interest in this at all the Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter just a short distance south in Kentucky.

    https://creationmuseum.org/

    https://arkencounter.com/noahs-ark/

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    LAP is only open to the public on certain weekends. Check the schedule on line to make sure you pick the correct weekends.

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    Really depends on what you like to do to be honest. I've lived here most of my life, and it's a pretty typical 2nd tier city, with lots of pretty normal attractions. Mostly I like living here because the cost is low, and all my friends are here.

    That having been said, I think most wood workers would enjoy visiting the historic Promont House in Milford, which is a suburb on the east side of the city.
    http://www.milfordhistory.net/

    Cincinnati also has the coolest grocery store I've ever been too.
    https://junglejims.com/

    There are also a ton of craft breweries to visit if you like that sort of thing. I don't drink much anymore, so I can't really recommend one.

    Curt is right about the "chili", it's a bit mislabeled, and I feel personally not the most amazing thing to eat in Cincinnati. It's really a bit closer to fast food style than fine dining. It's worth trying at least once, since it is pretty unique.

    If you're really into food I strongly recommend Grater's Ice Cream, which is one of the few in the country that's made in the French Pot method, which results in a much more dense Ice Cream. It IS the most amazing thing to eat in Cincinnati, IMHO. I believe the only other place in the county that does this is a much smaller place called Aglemises Brothers, which I believe is only available in Oakley Square.
    https://www.aglamesis.com/

    If you like Gardens, the Krohn Conservatory is a good place to visit.
    https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyp...-conservatory/


    If you like steak, the Precinct is pretty good.
    https://www.jeffruby.com/precinct

    Also you should drive by, maybe go inside The Cincinnati Museum Center, which is an amazing Art Deco building, and you don't need to pay anything but parking to go inside.
    https://www.cincymuseum.org/

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    If you enjoy aquariums, there is a really nice one in Newport, KY, not too far out of the way.
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    If you are anywhere near Chillicothe:

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    The outdoor drama is well worth it.
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    you have to try the Montgomery Inn for the best bbq anywhere. Prepare to stand in line.
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    Smale Riverfront Park is a nice place to walk after some BBQ

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Between these and others found with or own research we have a good list of potential activities.
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    If you go to Jeff Ruby for steaks, a fun bar in downtown that is packed full of vintage video games is Pins Mechanical. https://www.pinsbar.com/ I realize arcade games are not for everyone, but if they interest you at all, this is an adult arcade with vintage games like pinball and whatnot. Itís also a full bar. Reminded me of the 70ís and 80ís.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew More View Post
    Really depends on what you like to do to be honest. I've lived here most of my life, and it's a pretty typical 2nd tier city, with lots of pretty normal attractions. Mostly I like living here because the cost is low, and all my friends are here.

    That having been said, I think most wood workers would enjoy visiting the historic Promont House in Milford, which is a suburb on the east side of the city.
    http://www.milfordhistory.net/

    Cincinnati also has the coolest grocery store I've ever been too.
    https://junglejims.com/

    There are also a ton of craft breweries to visit if you like that sort of thing. I don't drink much anymore, so I can't really recommend one.

    Curt is right about the "chili", it's a bit mislabeled, and I feel personally not the most amazing thing to eat in Cincinnati. It's really a bit closer to fast food style than fine dining. It's worth trying at least once, since it is pretty unique.

    If you're really into food I strongly recommend Grater's Ice Cream, which is one of the few in the country that's made in the French Pot method, which results in a much more dense Ice Cream. It IS the most amazing thing to eat in Cincinnati, IMHO. I believe the only other place in the county that does this is a much smaller place called Aglemises Brothers, which I believe is only available in Oakley Square.
    https://www.aglamesis.com/

    If you like Gardens, the Krohn Conservatory is a good place to visit.
    https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyp...-conservatory/


    If you like steak, the Precinct is pretty good.
    https://www.jeffruby.com/precinct

    Also you should drive by, maybe go inside The Cincinnati Museum Center, which is an amazing Art Deco building, and you don't need to pay anything but parking to go inside.
    https://www.cincymuseum.org/

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