The 10 Best Things to Do in Cleves, United States

December 3, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Cleves is a village in Miami Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, located along the Ohio River. The population was 3,234 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1818, it is named for John Cleves Symmes who lived here, laid out the original town site, and sold lots.
Restaurants in Cleves

1. William Henry Harrison Tomb

North Bend, OH +1 614-297-2630
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4 based on 34 reviews

William Henry Harrison Tomb

Tomb of the ninth president of the United States, William Harrison.

Reviewed By etweeden - London, United Kingdom

No Museum, no library, nothing fancy at all really. It's just a simple obelisk, set in a small park, with a mausoleum under it memorialising a President almost no one knows much about. Who was William Henry Harrison anyway? To find out, take West 6th Street out of Downtown Cincinnati. 6th turns into U.S. 50 and 'Three Rivers Parkway'. The Memorial to President William Henry Harrison is 15 miles west, a left turn onto Brower Rd. Free. Doubtful disabled access, at least 30 steps to the obelisk and tomb. You can walk right up to the tomb grate and view the grave markers, but there are also displays discussing his life down by where you park. Harrison was the last President born as a British subject. Born to an upper middle class planter family in Virginia, he settled at the northernmost bend of the Ohio River, his land in Ohio overlooking Indiana to the west and Kentucky across the river to the south. He had a very full career. He started out as a low ranking army officer in Cincinnati (called Losanticille at the time), with a commission signed by President Washington himself. He was a hero in the War of 1812, defeating the British retreating from Detroit and destroying the Tecumseh Confederacy and re-establishing U.S. Control over the Northwest Territory. Harrison also served as Secretary of the Northwest Territory, Delegate of that territory to Congress, both an Ohio State Senator and a Senator from Ohio to the Federal,Senate. He was the American Ambassador to Columbia, and encouraged Simon Bolivar to model his government there on that in the United States. In his campaign, Harrison was the first to use the 'homespun, log-cabin boy' image and the 'military hero' image to his advantage in the campaign - similar themes used to this day. He was also the first President to die in office, producing a short lived 'Constitutional Crisis' - should the Congress elect a new President to serve out Harrison's term, or should the Vice President succeed him? Almost everyone believes he died after serving only 32 days in office as a result of pneumonia, contracted after giving the longest Presidential Inaugural address (8,000+ words) without either a coat or hat! Recent research indicates he in fact succumbed to 'enteric fever' after drinking fetid water served him in Washington D.C. He expressed a wish to be buried here, overlooking the way west. He lies where he wanted to lie. Finally, he was the grandfather of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison, born here in North Bend. Quite a career and life for a 'short-term President'! Enjoy!

2. Perfect North Slopes

Lawrenceburg, IN +1 812-537-3754
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4.5 based on 212 reviews

Perfect North Slopes

Reviewed By gramseyjr

We really enjoyed our time at PNS. Sure, this isn’t comparable with Western Ski resorts, but compared to any place close to the east coast/southeast, this place is amazing. A great place to learn to ski/board and affordable. Highly recommended.

3. Creation Museum

2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080-9364 +1 888-582-4253
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Creation Museum

Reviewed By Amy L

Nice leisurely walk through exhibits confirming our views. Was refreshing to see dinosaurs and not have to read the billions of years ago garbage that you are so used to seeing in books. Liked the biblical perspective of the true creation and explanation for how it could happen for all those who doubt.

4. Miami Whitewater Forest

Mount Hope Road, Harrison, OH +1 513-521-7275
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Miami Whitewater Forest

Reviewed By CincySnowbird - Cincinnati, Ohio

Usually I take my young nephew to Woodland Mounds' wet playground, but thought Miami Whitewater would be a nice change. Big disappointment! The wet playground is very small with one of the 2 slides on the pirate ship currently broken. That part of the ship was roped off with caution tape. There really
wasn't much water flowing/spraying- I think it's just outdated. Maybe 6-8 tables with umbrellas that were already taken. Other areas to sit are in the full sun. There are 3 bathroom stalls right there. To purchase admission tickets or food/drinks you have to leave the playground and walk a bit to the concession area- not convenient esp with children. In the hour that we were there, I saw 3 small children slip right past the lifeguard and run out into the playground which is close to the parking lot. Great Parks needs to seriously renovate this playground. My advice is to skip this outdated wet playground and drive to Woodland Mound or Winton Woods areas, you'll be glad you did.

5. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

777 Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025-2503 +1 888-274-6797
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3.5 based on 351 reviews

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Dockside riverboat casino offers up more than 74,000 square feet of casino gaming including 2,000 slots and 97 table games.

Reviewed By Goofy173 - Harrodsburg, Kentucky

It's just a normal Indiana casino, but the boats to the west are much better. Since Jack and Rising Star are nearby, you'd think they'd do better. But the only $5 bj table required another $5 side bet, which the dealer informed me of when I sat down. Obviously he knows what's going on, cause only 3 seats were taken here, whereas at Jack's and Rising Star, the $5 tables were full. So they didn't get a shot at me and my gf's $400.

Not sure why casinos do this. We just left finding this out. I think they lose money doing this, but I guess not.

6. Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental

10465 Suspension Bridge Rd, Harrison, OH 45030-8000
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental

Green Acres Canoe & Kayak Rental is on the pristine section of the Whitewater River which travels through the state of Ohio. Located just 10 minutes from Cincinnati, Kentucky and Indiana within the I-275 loop. Also available are raft and tube rentals, miniature golf and picnic area with shelters.

Reviewed By Ken S - Erlanger, Kentucky

When you are old and retired don't sit around go Kayaking at Green Acres you may think you are too old to have fun on the river but you can do this 4 old people with bad backs and bad legs spent great day on the river with a bunch on of young people. All you have to do is walk to the bus with you life jacket and they driver you to the launch sit I would recommend first timers to take the 3 mile ride but I bet the next time you go you will take the 8 mile trip. If you think the water will be too fast you will be wrong it nice and slow but fast enough that you don't really need to paddle the facility is first class the staff is great and they have young men who will help you into the Kayak and help you out at the bring so drinks and snack and live a little you will feel like you are 21 check it out. I am 64 will a bad back and legs and one of the members of our group is over 80 you can do it Kids take you parent

7. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232-1934 +1 513-681-7526
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5 based on 643 reviews

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

Reviewed By Big_bro_1_usa - Chicago, Illinois

PROS: free, easy to find the unique mausoleums , memorials and statues inside the cemetery. Civil war memorial has 2 massive cannons and 1 lesser sized one in wheels- all built and probably used during the Civil war. Hilly terrain with large, old trees. We saw several swans by the lake as well so drive carefully and slowly when visiting. Free map at the visitor center. Restrooms are located here too.

CONS: too bad this historic cemetery is located in an older, sketchy looking part of the city. I hope it stays protected and preserved as it is an unique attraction.

8. Shawnee Lookout State Park

2008 Lawrenceberg Road, North Bend, OH 45052 +1 513-521-7275
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4 based on 16 reviews

Shawnee Lookout State Park

Reviewed By LiketoeatCincinnati - Cincinnati

This park has various hiking trails and several historic and archeological sites. There are a number of picnic areas and a golf course. It is very near Indiana and not far from I275 loop.

9. Screaming Raptor Zip Lines

2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Creation Museum, Petersburg, KY 41080-9364
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Screaming Raptor Zip Lines

Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly, outdoor adventure in the greater Cincinnati area? Or maybe you’re searching for a thrill and want to soar through the air on the best zip lines in the Midwest. You DO NOT want to miss our Zip Line and Canopy Adventure Tours! Featuring over two and a half miles of zip lines and sky bridges, it is the biggest and best zip line course in the Midwest! Soar over our three-acre lake with our Ptero-Soar option, or go for a more rigorous course involving 2½ to 3 hours of airtime with our Adventure Tour Plus. And if you still want more, you can add to your day of adventure with an 800-foot line and 1,800-foot dual racing lines. These dual racing lines are the longest zip lines in the region! Be sure to check our website or call for requirements, restrictions, and more information.

Reviewed By Shelly B - Sw Grand Mound,

The first zipline over the lake is amazing. The staff is well-trained so the whole course was both safe and fun. Highly recommend! Note: the minimum weight limit is necessary to make sure you make it all the way across the lake. My daughter was right at the minimum and stalled out just short of the end (but was quickly rescued without incident).

10. First Farm Inn Horseback Riding

2510 Stevens Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080-9333 +1 859-586-0199
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

First Farm Inn Horseback Riding

Two-hour riding lessons are available year-round at First Farm Inn for both B&B guests and those who aren't staying with us. Call to make a reservation. Lessons begin with grooming and getting acquainted with your horse. We tack up, mount safely and correctly, then begin in the riding arena, working on basic commands and getting comfortable with your horse. After you have demonstrated control and respect for your horse, we move out and practice riding through the woods and around the farm. Horses can be unpredictable. By coming to the farm, you accept responsibility and all liability for your experience on the ground or riding. First Farm Inn horses are a colorful assortment of breeds and personalities that will be matched as much as possible to your personality and physical attributes. It's a very individual experience, no more than five riders in each lesson. More experienced riders report riding at First Farm Inn is "like owning your own horse" but with coaching to ensure that you are safely centered and balanced.

Reviewed By Jill R - Overland, Missouri, United States

I love how the horses are loved and well cared for. I also like the way the owner tells you about the personality of each horse.

When you get there none of the horses are prepped. While I like grooming horses, most people do not. It could be seen that the owner is putting the rider to "work" by making them groom the horse, saddle, unsaddle, and wash the horse at the end. In my experience most people do not want to "pay" to work. If this is not the type of experience you want, then don't go here. But, if you want the whole experience, this is the place you want to be.

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