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Kentucky North Kentucky

Discover Northern Kentucky

Bordered on the north by the Ohio River and the Mason Dixon Line, this region combines history and a growing cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Things to do in Northern Kentucky Region

Feel the thunder at the Kentucky Speedway as the NASCAR cars race past you!

Visit the fabled Quilt Box, featured in the Quilt Sampler Magazine, where the first floor is dedicated to quilting and the lower level houses cross-stitch.

A photographer’s dream, is at the Owen County Barn Quilt Trail featuring more than 100 painted quilt squares.

Marvel at thousands of colourful creatures at the Newport Aquarium as they encircle you in the 360-degree tunnel.  While you’re at the aquarium, be sure to check out Newport on the Levee, where you can find bowling, great dining, nightlife, theatre and comedy club.

Take in a sightseeing lunch or dinner cruise on one of the beautiful BB Riverboats.

The Bible comes to life at the Creation Museum, where more than 160 exhibits transport you back to the days of Adam and Eve. While you’re there, be sure to zip over to the Zip Line Adventure --the biggest and best zip line course in the Midwest!

One of the most unusual and unique museums to be found in the U.S., Vent Haven Museum showcases more than 500 ventriloquist figures from 20 countries!

Awe at the world’s largest stained glass window at the majestic Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

Jane’s Saddlebag offers hands-on experiences with more than 50 acres of hiking, creek walking, exploring and observing wild animals.

Explore the Rabbit Hash General Store, since 1831, which takes you back in time with a working blacksmith shop, antiques, specialty sweets and handcrafted goods.

Take a tour at StoneBrook Winery and sample award-winning grape and fruit wines in the renovated 130-year-old farm house.

Weighing in at 73,381 pounds 12 feet wide, the World Peace Bell is one of the largest swinging bells in the world.

Rosemary Clooney House showcases the largest private collection of "White Christmas" costumes and props around, plus rooms George Clooney, Nick Clooney and our very own "Miss America 2000" Heather French Henry.

Visit the Ogden Ridge one-room schoolhouse, which held its last schools session on March 24, 1932.

National Underground Railroad Museum helps retrace the footsteps of countless fleeing African slaves as you visit one of Kentucky’s most notable historic routes to freedom along the path that became known as the Underground Railroad.

Another favourite spot for photographers, the Goddard Bridge is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Kentucky, with timbers joined by wooden pegs built in the 1820's.

Spanning 114 feet, the Cabin Creek Covered Bridge was constructed in 1867 and is one of sixteen remaining in the state.


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