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Cincinnati – Unusual Attractions & Day Trips

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Cincinnati Off The Beaten Path

Spring Grove Cemetery

Spring Grove Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Cincinnati, holding Revolutionary War, Civil War and subsequent war veterans and generals. Spring Grove was patterned after Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, where Oscar Wilde & Jim Morrison are buried, with its huge grounds, statuary, mausoleums, crypts and winding paths.

Besides its historical quality, Spring Grove is also beneficial for studying genealogy,

Mainstrasse

Mainstrasse is a turn of the century German village located in Northern Kentucky. It’s in downtown Covington right across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. The bars are of the charming “hole-in-wall” variety – not in a negative context. There’s a good mix of bars, and none of them charge a cover unless special events are going on.

The village sponsors several festivals throughout the year including Mardi Gras, Maifest, and Oktoberfest. There are cool little shops and galleries in the area as well.

Woodland Mound

Woodland Mound is a 1,030-acre park in the extreme southeastern corner of Hamilton County, operated by the Hamilton County Parks District. There is an ancient Indian burial ground here, but it’s unlikely that you will see it. The mound is “protected ” by being unmarked and hidden.

There is plenty to see and do at Woodland Mound. In the center of the park is the Seasongood Nature Center with wildlife exhibits, two outdoor observation decks, a classroom, an auditorium and Nature’s Niche Store. In the park, you can play the18-hole Vineyard Golf Course, dine at the Sweetwine Banquet Center, hike the trails, lunch at one of the picnic areas, run around at the playgrounds, cool off at a seasonal waterpark and more. A campground and boat launch ramp are located on the southern edge of Woodland Mound along the Ohio River.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about unusual attractions and day trips in Cincinnati.

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