Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Fun in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati

It's the time of the year for family travels and summer getaways! Here are a few links to help get the fun started in/near Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Enjoy!

Northern Kentucky Links
MainStrasse Village www.mainstrasse.org
Newport Aquarium www.newportaquarium.com
Newport on the Levee www.newportonthelevee.com
Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau www.nkycvb.com

Cincinnati Links
Cincinnati Zoo www.cincyzoo.org
Cincinnati Reds Baseball www.cincinnatireds.com
Cincinnati Bengals Football www.bengals.com
Cincinnati Art Museum www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Cincinnati Museum Center www.cincymuseum.org
King's Island www.pki.com
The Taft Museum of Art www.taftmuseum.org
Cincinnati Jazz Festival www.qlzprod.com
Taste of Cincinnati Festival www.tasteofcincinnati.com
Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati www.oktoberfest-zinzinnati.com
Regional Tourism www.cincinnatiusa.com

Antique Shows
  • Burlington Antique Show - Held the 3rd Sunday of the month (April - October), the Burlington Antique Show has been visited by producers from the Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers. www.burlingtonantiqueshow.com
  • Tri-State Antique Market - At the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, six times each year (1st Sunday of the month, May thru October) browse for antiques and collectables. www.queencityshows.com
  • MainStrasse Village Antiques Marketplace - Held seven times each year (4th Sunday of the month, April thru October) in Covington, Kentucky. www.mainstrasse.org
  • Cincinnati Antiques Festival - Sharonville Convention Center, October Dates TBA. www.cincinnatiantiquesfestival.org
Antique Shops (Northern KY/Cincinnati)
Antique Shops (Lebanon, Ohio area)
  • Ambassador's Antiques 513-934-5677
  • Broadway Antique Mall 513-932-1410
  • Gerhardt Tribal Art 513-932-9946
  • The Lemon Tree Antiques 513-934-3077
  • Miller's Antique Market 513-932-8710
  • Oh Suzanna 513-932-8246
  • William & Mary 513-932-4030
  • Website for all: www.historicdowntownlebanon.com
Antique Shops (Waynesville, Ohio)  
Waynesville, twenty minutes northeast of Lebanon, is 
the home of Benner’s Colonial Traditions, who crafted the custom kitchen cabinets in our kitchen and several bedroom furniture pieces.
BB Riverboats 
Located in Covington, Kentucky, BB Riverboats offers lunch and dinner cruises on the Ohio River. www.bbriverboats.com

Big Bone State Park
A short drive takes you to Union, Kentucky, where Big Bone State Park is located. Giant mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, and other prehistoric animals, driven southward towards the end of the Ice Age, were attracted to the salt and minerals found in the swamp area now known as Big Bone Lick. Many of these prehistoric creatures became trapped and perished in the quagmire surrounding the swamps' ancient sulfur springs. Today, there are hiking trails, camping and picnicking grounds, a gift shop/museum, and a herd of buffalo. Visit Website

Big Bone Lick - Jane's Saddlebag
Unique merchandise and gifts. www.bigbonelick.com

Boone County Fairgrounds 
Kentucky's Boone County Fairgrounds, located in Burlington, is home to the Boone County Fair, antique shows, horseshows, bluegrass festival, and car shows. Check schedule for events. www.boonecountyfair.org

Boone County Parks and Golf Courses
Boone Links and Lassing Point Golf Courses www.boonecountygolf.com
Boone County Parks www.boonecountyky.org/Parks

Cabin Arts and Quilt Shop 
Located down the street in Burlington, the Cabin Arts and Quilt shop has everything for your quilting and gift needs. 1,500 bolts of fabric, quilting supplies, handmade toys, quilt and craft classes, unique local handicrafts, quilted treasures old and new. www.cabinarts.com

Civil War
Harriet Beecher Stowe House www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum www.springgrove.org
Behringer-Crawford Museum www.bcmuseum.org

The Dinsmore Homestead
The Dinsmore Homestead, located in Burlington, is a living history site. Learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Check schedule for special events and operating days. www.dinsmorefarm.org 

Eagle Bend Farm
The Eagle Bend farm, located in Burlington, is where our inn gets the farm fresh eggs used at breakfast. It is also the largest alpaca farm in the state. Tours are available with advance notice. Their Fiber Workshop store is filled products for sale such as beautiful raw fleece and items made from the alpaca. www.eaglebendalpacas.com

Little Britain Farm
For horse lovers and those seeking an unique location, the Little Britain Carriage House is available for tea, weddings, receptions, and group functions. www.littlebritainhouse.com/links.htm

Rabbit Hash General Store
In the nearby historic community of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, visit the General Store. Open every day, year-round, 8 AM to 7 PM. There you will find Bybee Pottery, Elmwood Inn Teas, Shortbreads, Curds, Berea Brooms, Sunflower Sundries, Soap, and other Kentucky-made products.

Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati Ohio's premier outdoor concert facility.  Riverbend Music Center hosts many genres of music.  www.riverbend.org

Hollywood Casino
Casino is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. www.hollywoodindiana.com

Turfway Park
Home of the Lane's End Stakes and Kentucky Cup Day of Champions. Live thoroughbred and simulcast horse racing. www.turfway.com

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Scenes at Willis Graves

Hello friends and guests! We've been so busy this spring that the blog went silent for a bit. But we are back, and just in time to give you some ideas for summer travel. Later this week we will have a list of some summer attractions in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area, but first, here is our video redone to highlight the inn during the spring and summer months. It sure is a beautiful time of year!