The Newport Aquarium and Cincinnati Zoo showcase thousands of animals from around the world all within an easy drive from Indy.

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From riverboats to museums, sharks to zoo babies, Cincinnati, Ohio is a great place for a family vacation.

NewportAq_Girlglass_Newport Aquarium Named one of the Best Aquariums in the U.S. by Travel Channel and by Destinations Travel Magazine, The Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water.

NEW! Canyon Falls, is home to playful Asian small-clawed otters and two species of lizard never before seen at the aquarium.
While there, visit the 100-year-old snapping turtle, Thunder and take the opportunity to touch several species of tortoises.

NEW! Shark Bridge
You can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks on this rope bridge suspended over the 385,000 gallon Surrounded by Sharks exhibit.

©2006 Mark Alexander  www.alexanderphotoimaging.com513.272.2600NEW! Six rare scalloped hammerhead sharks were added to the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit, making it the largest collection of scalloped hammerhead sharks on display in North America.

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Named one of FamilyFun Magazine’s Top 10 Animal Attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo is the country’s second-oldest zoo and has been ranked as one of the top zoos in the nation and great for kids.

While at the Zoo you can feed the giraffes, experience daily animal encounters, take a ride on the Safari Train or Conservation Carousel or enjoy a show in the 4-D Theater.

Plus check out Zoo Babies, May 1-31.  You can see the three lion cubs and a litter of painted dog pups.

NEW! Meerkats in Africa exhibit, coming this summer with a pop-up bubble in the middle of the exhibit for kids to get up close and personal with the charismatic animals.

May is one of the best times to enjoy the zoo.”

For even more family adventure, cruise the Ohio River aboard BB Riverboats royalty. Experience the unique history and beauty of the region during a dining, sightseeing or kid-friendly excursion.

Kid-friendly cruises include Pirates of Ohio, Super Hero Cruise and Princess Cruise.

Or make it a romantic date for two with a dinner cruise, Stonebrook Winery Sunset Cruise or the Craft Beer and BBQ Cruise.

 

For more information go to CincinnatiUSA.com

 

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