ATTRACTIONS, TOURS & THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI
 
PROFESSIONAL SOCCER GAME - PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT (SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST 3RD )
 
The WACE World Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the opportunity for conference delegates to attending a professional Soccer Match (game) on Saturday August 3rd. WACE delegates will receive a reduced ticket price to attend. Please see the information below and the direct link for purchasing tickets.

DATE: Saturday, August 3, 2019
TIME: 8:00 PM

Major League Soccer (MLS) FC Cincinnati vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

DESCRIPTION:
Join us for an exciting futbol/soccer match on campus for FC Cincinnati’s inaugural MLS season.

LOCATION: University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium

TIME: Game starts at 8:00 PM EST

TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION: Purchase ticket(s) on the follow link to the FC Cincinnati’s Site. The reCAPTCHA page will load and once you enter that you will be directed to the "Group Code" page and there you will enter promotional group code:
WACE19)

DIRECT LINK TO THE FC CINCINATTI TEAM WEBSITE

COST: $17 lower level tickets + 2.50 Processing Fee
 
OPTIONAL TUESDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
 
Conference participants will have the option to sign up for Tuesday evening entertainment. See below for descriptions of the optional events featuring Cincinnati’s greatest attractions.

Roundtrip transportation to the optional Tuesday evening entertainment will be provided between the University of Cincinnati and the destination. Reservations are limited and available on a first-come-first serve basis. Payment is due at the time of the reservation.
 
Deadline to register for any of the Tuesday Evening Entertainment Events is July 1st.
 
For questions, please email wace2019hospitality@gmail.com
 
Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game vs. Los Angeles Angels & Dinner

Description: Located on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise. Attend a major-league baseball game from the Riverboat Deck (table seating and drink rails) with an unlimited ballpark buffet dinner.
 
Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. Order tickets by August 4th.
Pick-up time: 6:30pm (from McMicken Circle on UC’s campus)
Event time: 7:10pm Game Start
Departure time: 10:00pm (from Reds Stadium dropoff location back to campus at KingsGate Marriott & Fairfield Inn)
Cost: $82 event (includes baseball game, buffet dinner and drinks) +$20 transportation. Total $102

Step 1: Event Registration through Cincinnati Reds ($82): https://groupmatics.events/event/Waceinternational
Step 2: Roundtrip Transportation Reservation through UC ($22): Click here
 
B&B Riverboat Cruise & Dinner

Description: BB Riverboats is the Official Riverboat Cruise Line of Cincinnati since 1979, offering premier sightseeing, dining, and private event cruises on the scenic Ohio river. Guests will enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise down the Ohio river, and view signature landmarks along the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skylines. Guests will enjoy a dinner buffet (salad, rolls, sirloin, vegetarian pasta, chicken, dessert) while on board.
 
Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Pick-up time: 5:30pm (from McMicken Circle on UC’s campus)
Event time: Board at 6pm. Sailing 7pm-9:30pm.
Departure time: 9:45pm (from B&B Riverboats back to KingsGate Marriott & Fairfield Inn hotels)
Cost: $80 total (includes roundtrip transportation, buffet dinner & riverboat cruise)
Event Registration and Transportation Link: Click here
 
Montgomery Inn Boathouse Dinner & International Park Walking Tour

Description: Montgomery Inn has been known for their barbecued ribs since the 1950’s and have been enjoyed by every U.S. President since Gerald Ford. Guests will choose from pre-selected entrées and enjoy views of the iconic Ohio River. Following dinner, take a leisurely walk through the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park, named for Cincinnati’s first African-American mayor. View award-winning displays of sculpture and flora representing five continents.
 
Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Pick-up time: 6:30 pm (from McMicken Circle on UC’s campus)
Event time: 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Departure time: 9:00pm (from Montgomery Inn Boathouse location back to KingsGate Marriott & Fairfield Inn hotels)
Cost: $80 total (includes roundtrip transportation and dinner in a private dining room)
Event Registration and Transportation Link: Click here
 

Over the Rhine Underground Walking Tour & Dinner

Description: Start with dinner at Taft’s Ale House, which honors our 27th president with memorabilia and beer! Then join us on a walking tour of Cincinnati to learn about Cincinnati's hidden history. Enjoy a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America's largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings that were home to over 130 saloons, bars, beer gardens, and theaters that hosted iconic entertainers like Buffalo Bill Cody. Descend below the city streets to a hidden crypt where some of Cincinnati's first residents were buried. Next return underground to explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage.
 
Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Pick-up time: 5:30 pm (from McMicken Circle on UC’s campus)
Event time: Dinner at 5:45 pm; walking tour 7:15 – 8:45 pm
Departure time: 9:00pm from OTR downtown location To Be Determined (TBD) back to KingsGate Marriott & Fairfield Inn hotels Cost: $80 total (includes dinner, underground walking tour, and roundtrip transportation)
Event Registration and Transportation Link: Click here
 
FITNESS OPTIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
 
Fitness Options at University of Cincinnati

Keep up with your fitness routine at the conference. Workout at the UC Campus Recreation Center or Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley for $12/week (can be purchased onsite at the Recreation Center or prior to the event on the optional activity sign-up link).  Your week pass includes access to both facilities as well as group fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, two pools, whirlpool, basketball courts, climbing wall, and suspended track.  Show your conference badge and photo ID at either facility to purchase your pass..

 
ATTRACTIONS
 
Newport Aquarium
One Aquarium Way
Newport, KY 41071
www.newportaquarium.com
Hours: 10 AM – 6 pm
Cost: $24.99

Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. Exhibits include opportunities to view sharks, frogs, alligators &reptiles, tropical fish, penguins, and seahorses. Guests also have the opportunity to walk across the Shark Bridge, which is the world’s first suspended rope bride inches above more than a dozen sharks, shark rays and other ocean animals. Weekend visits to the aquarium are very busy; weekday visits are encouraged to avoid long lines.
 
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
Cost: $19

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States, opening in 1875. Rated by peer zoological parks as one of the best zoos in the nation, the Cincinnati Zoo continues to set the standard for conservation, education and preservation of wild animals and wild spaces. The Zoo features more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species, making it one of the largest Zoo collections in the country. The zoo has become famous for the pre-mature hippo, Fiona, who has thrived despite all odds of being born earlier than any hippo in captivity.
 
Smale Riverfront Park
West Mehring Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours: Dusk til dawn
Cost: free (Admission fee for the Carousel)

Smale Park is one of Cincinnati’s public parks featuring spaces to play, relax and take in views of downtown Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky skyline. The park includes the Gardner Family Grove & Rose Garden, the PNC Grow up Great Adventure Playground, the Black Brigade Monument, the Ohio River Trail, Rosenberg swings, and dancing water fountains. Local restaurants are located near the park making it a great place to spend an afternoon.
 
SHOPPING
 
Findley Market
1801 Race Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
http://www.findlaymarket.org
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm; Saturday 8 am – 6pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free

Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions, welcoming more than a million visitors a year. Located just blocks from downtown in Over-the-Rhine, a dense historic neighborhood rich in 19th century architecture, Findlay Market remains the bustling center of farm fresh, locally sourced, artisanal and specialty foods with more than 40 indoor merchants. A great place to pick up a souvenir.
 
Jungle Jims
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
http://junglejims.com
Hours: 8 am – 10 pm
Cost: Free

Jungle Jim’s offers a unique shopping experience with hundreds of thousand products and over 70 countries represented. The market is a sought-out destination for foodies, tourists and weekly local shoppers. Everyone who walk through the doors can shop without borders, and share the experience with many others.
 
Cincinnati Premium Outlets
400 Premium Outlets Drive
Monroe, Ohio 45050
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/cincinnati
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm (closes at 7 pm on Sunday)
Cost: Free

An exciting collection of 100 outlet stores from top designers and name brands including Coach, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Under Armour, and Nike. The mall offers an outdoor, single-level shopping experience.
 
 
HISTORY
 
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
https://freedomcenter.org
Hour: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday-Monday Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $15

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a bea¬con of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. The museum is located a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, we illuminate the true meaning of inclusive freedom by presenting permanent and special exhibits that inspire, public programming that provoke dialogue and action, and educational resources that equip modern abolitionists.
 
Queen City Underground Tour
1332 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
http://www.americanlegacytours.com/queen-city-underground

Hours: Varied tour times; see website to purchase tickets
Cost: $25 or $35 tickets available

Learn about Cincinnati's hidden history on one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. Enjoy a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America's largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings in the Gateway District that were home to over 130 saloons, bars, beer gardens, and theaters that hosted iconic entertainers like Buffalo Bill Cody. Then, descend below the city streets to a hidden crypt where some of Cincinnati's first residents were buried. Next return underground to explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage. Finally end the tour with a visit to a modern brewery in OTR.
 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm (closed Monday)
Cost: General admission is free; special exhibition ticket pricing is $12

Located in scenic Eden Park which overlooks the Ohio river, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
 
 
DISCOVER AMISH COUNTRY ON YOUR OWN
 
Turn back the clock, slow down, and enjoy a day in Amish Country.

Learn about the Amish lifestyle in the region by taking a buggy ride, touring Amish homes, learning about the local culture.

Enjoy the Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.

Visit with local Amish entrepreneurs who work off the grid!

https://www.visitamishcountry.com/

https://www.visitamishcountry.com/Businesses/30/first-timers

https://www.visitamishcountry.com/business/574/a-taste-of-the-back-roads-tours
 
BOURBON TOUR
 
WELCOME, BOURBON LOVERS.

Customize your own tour of one of our most popular regional attractions. Cincinnati is located next to the Kentucky Bourbon region renowned for its signature spirit - Bourbon.

Choose from 14 signature distilleries at the helm of Kentucky’s world-famous Bourbon culture, and 13 craft distilleries using innovative approaches to reimagine a timeless tradition.

Follow the link below to create your personalized tour of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.

https://louisvilletransport.com/kentucky-bourbon-trail-tours-from-cincinnati/