Theme Parks in CINCINNATI with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in Cincinnati, Ohio! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Buckeye State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because Cincinnati is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Strickers Grove

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    (16 miles) Hamilton

    A family friendly amusement park open to the public four times in a year, with great activities for active kids - including roller coasters!

  • Kings Island

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    (21 miles) Kings Mills

    Thrills and spills at the largest amusement and water park in the entire Midwest! With over 80 rides, attractions and shows, it's great fun for the whole family in Ohio.

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  • Newport Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Newport

    Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive ...

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (3 miles) Cincinnati

    Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was ...

  • Red Wolf Sanctuary

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    (22 miles) Rising Sun

    A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.

  • Wolf Creek Habitat

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    (35 miles) Brookville

    A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!

  • Dauset Trails Nature Centre

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    (73 miles) Jackson

    In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Joe Huber Family Farm

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    (89 miles) Starlight

    Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!

  • Louisville Zoo

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    (90 miles) Louisville

    Home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.

  • Pogo Play

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    (13 miles) Cincinnati

    Inspiring and creative indoor play in Ohio, with imagination play, toddler areas, sports and great fun for those developing minds and bodies!

  • Jump and Jacks

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    (20 miles) West Chester

    Visit the LARGEST multi-level play structure in Ohio, with play areas, a toddler room and interactive play floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.

  • Jump Stop Safari

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    (28 miles) Lebanon

    Indoor fun for kids in Ohio with this multi-level mega-playground slides, inflatables, cannonball air blasters, and more - including a virtual reality game system!

  • Laser Web

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    (41 miles) Dayton

    Laser Web is Dayton's Premier Laser Tag facility. Awesome birthday parties, group events or just a great time for friends and family

  • Kazoing

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    (79 miles) Louisville

    Our facility is home to two huge inflatable rooms, a Tot Lot play area, Crafty Art Studio, and Glamour Studio. During the week we are open for Open Plays, Mother’s Day Out, Fun Day Camps, and ...

  • Puzzles Fun Dome

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    (83 miles) Louisville

    22,000 sq ft of indoor fun with inflatables, an arcade, art studio, adventure playground, toddler area, and so much more!

  • General Butler Park

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    (46 miles) Carrollton

    Biking, birding, canoeing, fishing, golf, hiking, and even camping is all ready to be enjoyed at this Kentucky park perfect for families!

  • Aullwood Audobon Center

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    (55 miles) Dayton

    An inspirational showcase of determined and infectious environmentalism, as well as containing plenty that smaller children love about farms: plenty of animals, Bee and Butterfly yards, children's ...

  • Brukner Nature Center

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    (64 miles) Troy

    Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center

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    (68 miles) Frankfort

    You'll experience Kentucky's diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants, and animals that make this their home Whether you have an hour or the whole day at the KDFWR Headquarters and ...

  • Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

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    (74 miles) Crestwood

    Engage the family with nature and garden backpacks, books and blanket packs, scavenger hunts, and Saturday morning Children in the Dell Programs in Kentucky!

  • University of Kentucky Arboretum

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    (75 miles) Lexington

    100 acres of year round nature, with beautiful gardens as well as a children's garden.

  • Daniel Boone National Forest

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    (82 miles) Morehead

    One of the most visited national forests in the entire state of Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest has all sorts of adventures from camping, rock climbing to boating!

  • Louisville Waterfront Park

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    (89 miles) Louisville

    85 acres of outdoor family fun, this Louisville park is a playground for all ages! With adventure playgrounds, restaurants, walking paths and picnic areas!

  • Louisville Nature Center

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    (89 miles) Louisville

    A wonderful opportunity for kids to enjoy and study nature, right in the heart of Louisville!

  • Ohio Caverns

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    (90 miles) West Liberty

    A remarkable natural wonder with some of the most colorful caverns in the country - all found in beautiful Ohio.

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Cincinnati

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    (13 miles) Cincinnati

    Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!

  • Paradise Breeze

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    (47 miles) Maysville

    Great family swimming with lap pool and slides, perfect in this community aquatic complex in Kentucky!

  • Atlantis Waterpark

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    (88 miles) Clarksville

    Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,

  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours

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    (66 miles) Frankfort

    Candy Tours! Need we go on? Tasty tours for the whole family in a real candy factory...home of the iconic Bourbon Chocolates!

  • The Santa Maria

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    (100 miles) Columbus

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria - and kids can visit this incredible replica!

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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    A fascinating museum in Cincinnati that tells stories of freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to present day.

  • Cincinnati Fire Museum

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    The Cincinnati Fire Museum, the only museum that saves lives!Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati's firefighting artifacts while ...

  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (1 miles) Cincinnati

    Fun for all ages, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, educational journey through over 140 years of Cincinnati Reds history. Movies, artifacts, and hands on activities, bring the game ...

  • Cincinnati Art Museum

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    (1 miles) Cincinnati

    The Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and ...

  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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    (1 miles) Cincinnati

    An incredible complex of museums, including history, natural history, children's museum and IMAX!