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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Exhibits include a planetarium with a Digistar Computer. 2600 DeWeese Pkwy., Dayton, Ohio 45414. (937) 275-7431.

Cincinnati Art Museum

This museum has an important and extensive permanent collection of fine art including works from ancient Egypt, the Far East, the Impressionist masters and the 20th-century works of artists such as Picasso and Miro. 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. (513) 721-ARTS or toll free (877) 472-4CAM.

Cincinnati Bengals

Located less than 45 minutes away from downtown Wilmington. (800)-CINCYUSA.

Cincinnati Museum Center in Union Terminal

Features the Lindner Family OmniMax Theater, the Museum of Natural History Science, the Children's Museum and the Cincinnati History Museum. 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. (513) 287-7000.

Cincinnati Reds

Located less than 45 minutes away from downtown Wilmington. (800)-CINCYUSA.

Cincinnati Symphony

1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. (513) 744-3599.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Jungle Trails rain forest at the Cincinnati Zoo Botanical Garden is an amazing place that combines Asian and African rain forest habitats where chimps, gibbons and orangutans rule the roost. The zoo also features one of the finest cat collections in the world, an exotic exhibit that includes white Bengal tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs. 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. (513) 281-4700 or toll free (800) 94-HIPPO.

Clifton Mill and Gorge

America's largest water-powered grist mill has been in operation since 1802. The mill's flour warehouse is now a restaurant. A 262-acre nature preserve featuring awesome examples of interglacial and post-glacial canyon cutting. 75 Water St., Clifton, Ohio 45387. (937) 767-5501.

Fort Ancient

A National Historic Landmark, this 100-acre earthen enclosure near Lebanon is part of a 764-acre park that features vestiges of two prehistoric Native American cultures: the Hopewell and the Fort Ancient peoples. This important archaeological site offers a museum, hiking trails and many scenic views of the surrounding countryside. SR 350, 7 mi. southeast of Lebanon, Ohio. 6123 SR 350, Oregonia, Ohio 45054. 1-800-283-8904.

Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino

Located in the heart of Cincinnati, the Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino offers gambling, dining and live entertainment. 1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. (877) 955-3436.

Kings Island

More than a theme park, this is a whole world of entertainment. Kings Island is a sprawling park with rides, a water park, Broadway-style entertainment and headline acts. It is just 25 minutes from Wilmington! Off I-71 at exit 25, Kings Mills, Mason, Ohio 45040. (513) 754-5700 or toll free (800) 288-0808.

La Comedia Dinner Theatre

Six fantastic Broadway shows are presented each year to go along with the superb food. This is dining and theater the way it was meant to be. SR 73 at 1-75, Springboro, Ohio 45066. (800) 677-9505.

National Museum of The U.S. Air Force

Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the museum has a huge collection of historic planes, rockets and weaponry. It's open every day and is free. The world's oldest and largest aviation museum. 1100 Spaatz St., WPAFB, Ohio 45433. (937) 255-3286.

National Underground Railroad

Learn how Ohio helped foster the movement of slaves from the South before the Civil War and the many legacies of slavery. Using exhibits, programs, research and interactive experiences, the Freedom Center promotes collaborative learning, dialogue and action to inspire today's freedom movements. 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. (513) 333-7500.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays from late August to mid October, rain or shine. Just 12 miles from downtown Wilmington at Harveysburg on State Route 73. Jousting by 16th century knights and maidens in distress have visitors stepping back in time. Renaissance Park, SR 73, Harveysburg, Ohio 45032. (513) 897-7000.

Ozone Zipline Adventures

Catch the exhilarating whine of metal on metal as you fly through the treetops! The three-hour experience will have you skimming through and above the canopy of the Little Miami River Valley making Ozone Zips one of the most breathtaking Canopy Tours in the country! This new zipline zigzags through Camp Kern, a YMCA camp in Warren County. Open 7 days a week April 1 through December 15 with up to 10 guests per half-hour time slot. Tours leave every half hour; First tour - 8:00 a.m. Last tour - 5:30 p.m. 5291 SR 350, Oregonia, Ohio 45054. (513) 932-3756 ext. 1528.

Tanger Outlet Mall

Tanger Outlet Mall at Jeffersonville offers visitors great selection, service and fine hospitality. Choose from over 140 fine shops, each offering the latest brand name merchandise at tremendous savings everyday. 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, Ohio 43128. (740) 948-9090.

Young's Jersey Dairy

See how ice cream is made and then try it for yourself at this venue that includes a restaurant and an opportunity to visit the farm where it is all made possible. 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. (937) 325-0629.