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The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The Zoo’s original animal collection was very small, originally consisting of just eight monkeys, two grizzly bears, three deer, six raccoons, two elk, a buffalo, a hyena, a tiger, an alligator, a circus elephant, and over four hundred birds, including a talking crow. The Zoo was founded on 65 acres in the middle of the city, and since then has acquired some of the surrounding blocks and several reserves in Cincinnati’s suburbs.

Located at 3400 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220

Hours of Opperation: 10am- 6pm daily 

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Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water.

Located: 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

Hours of Operation: 9:00am- 7:00pm 

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Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

Located in scenic Eden Park, 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.

Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all. Museum members receive additional benefits.


Location: 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hours: Tuesday -Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm; Thursday 11:00 am-8:00pm

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The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Underground RailroadThe National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a bea­con of light for inclusive freedom around the globe.

Location: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am- 5:00pm 

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Great American Ballpark

Baseball Games at Great American Ballpark

Located at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Unfortunantly there is no baseball game during the conference, but if you want to stay one more night and attend a Reds game vs the St.Louis Cardinals email Ben at