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4 Things to do Near the Ohio River August 31, 2018

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4 Things to do Near the Ohio River, Covington, Kentucky

The Ohio River spans 981 miles and six states, including Northern Kentucky, where it runs straight through the heart of Covington. Situated between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, KY, Covington offers numerous fun activities, including riverboat rides and waterfront dining with gourmet pizza. Consider these four happenings near the Ohio River you shouldn’t miss.

4 Fun Activities Near the Ohio River

1. Visit the Aquarium

The Newport Aquarium is located at Newport on the Levee, only a few miles from Covington. Featuring 70 exhibits and 14 galleries, the aquarium boasts five seamless tunnels totaling more than 200 feet in length and showcasing stingrays, sharks, penguins, alligators, and octopus. 

2. Take in a Pro Game

Whether you love professional football or baseball, you can take in a game at Paul Brown Stadium near the riverfront at different times during the year. 


3. Take a Stroll Along the Riverwalk

You’ll find a terrific view and unique culture along Covington’s Riverwalk. The Riverwalk features seven bronze statues of historical figures located along Riverside Drive. They pay tribute to Chief Little Turtle, Simon Kenton, John James Audubon, James Bradley, Daniel Carter Beard, Captain Mary B. Greene, and John A. Roebling. 

5. Take a Riverboat Ride

There is a variety of companies offering riverboat cruises and tours along the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington. Hop on board for sightseeing and dancing along the river. 


If you’re looking for a fun way to experience the Ohio River, any of these activities will leave you with fond memories. Thanks to their close proximity to the aquarium, stadium, Riverwalk, and the river itself, Riverfront Pizza & Sports Bar is a convenient way to enjoy delicious food while you explore. Stop by for one of their gourmet pizzas today. You can also call (859) 261-4800 to place an order or view their menu of pizza options and more online.

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