b'Bordered to the north by the Ohio River and the city of Cincinnati and lying along the former Mason Dixon Line, the Northern Kentucky River Region has a compelling history and a true variety of attractions to visit. Maysville and Augusta are riverexperience, complete with the oldthe profits of bootlegging during towns that have maintained theirrestored Saddlebag home. Prohibition in the 1930s, Newport beauty and dignity. Follow in thebecame the premier gambling footsteps of the first settlers andThe river front cities of Covingtondestination in the United States. learn the local connection to theand Newport boast theWhat happened in Newport, stayed Underground Railroad which wasquaint, charming and eclecticin Newport! The Newport Gangster the route to freedom for countlessMainstrasse Village, the firstTour explores the streets where fleeing African-American slaves. German settlement in Kentuckythe mob made their millions and now home to many shops,and gamblers lost their lives. In Vanceburg, enjoy a laid-back daygalleries, pubs and eateries. FindThe Tommy gun was invented in and bring your camera to capturea true culinary delight in theNorthern Kentucky and became the the beautiful and picturesquevariety of restaurants includingweapon of choice for the gangsters covered bridges of Flemingsburga strong farm to table approachwho once roamed this citys streets.and the log homes of Williamstownto cooking. Listen for the daily and Falmouth. chimes from the glockenspiel at Explore the Rabbit Hash GeneralCarroll Chimes Bell Tower. Store which takes you back to theStep back in time to enjoyFamous Kentucky Goetta1830s with a working blacksmitha special lunch, dinner orGoetta is a meat-and-grain sausage shop, antiques, specialty candiessightseeing cruise on BBor mash of German inspiration that and handcrafted goods. WhilstRiverboats and imagine howis popular in the greater Northern you visit, stay in a lovely, rustic innAmericans originally travelledKentucky area. It is primarily known as The Old Hashienda. the rivers in their two replicacomposed of ground meat (pork, or Janes Saddlebag, located near Bigsteam paddleboats.pork and beef), pin-head oats and Bone Lick State Park in Union is aBefore there was Las Vegas.spices. You gotta get your Goetta hands on historic educationalthere was Newport. Rising fromin NKY!KENTUCKYTOURISM.COM7'