So, traveling on my own, I didn't have to worry too much about making sure the family or friends I brought along were happy and entertained, so I could have just stuck to bourbon the whole time. However, I've made the journey to a great section of the country, so I couldn't resist a day of baseball and architecture in Cincinnati.
Video 4.1: A Day of Baseball and Architecture (and Skyline Chili)
From the beautiful and unique City Hall to Fountain Square and the more modern Great American Insurance building, there was plenty to see. And across the river in Covington, St. Mary's Basilica is like taking a trip across the sea to France with it's hommage to St. Denis Cathedral and Notre Dame.
Here are some other great diversions when your palate needs a break:
- Ark Encounter - Life-sized Noah's Ark (Williamston, KY)
- The Bluffs at Louve Park (great lookout point)
- Cincinnati Music Hall
- Great American Ballpark (home of the Reds)
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- St Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
- Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum
- Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino (across the Ohio from Louisville, KY)
- Louisville Mega Cavern
- Louisville Slugger Museum
- 21c Museum Hotel on Whiskey Row (quite unique)
Near Bowling Green and Bardstown
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (Hodgenville)
- Kentucky Cooperage (see barrels being made in Lebanon, KY)
- Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey (Bardstown)
Do It Yourself
Here is a map (with the lighter blue being my walking path) of my walk around Cincinnati. Cincy also has a great trolley you can take around for a couple dollars and see a whole lot more.
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