The second-oldest zoo in the world is known for its commitment to endangered species and its botanical gardens - which probably won't do much for most guys, but the girlfriend/wife will enjoy them. Check out Gorilla World, the rain forest and the gargantuan Komodo Dragon. 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, 45220; 513/281-4700.
A great place to visit for all you tourists. Watch over 11,000 different sea-going creatures as you walk through 200 feet of underwater tunnels. If you can handle it, you need to try "Surrounded by Sharks," an attraction where you'll be protected from dozens of sharks by a mere 2.5 inches of transparent acrylic. 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY, 41071; 606/491-3467.
Although the Bengals aren't the best team in the league, you can't beat NFL action. Season tickets and single-game tickets are always available, but credit cards are accepted for single-game tickets only. Ticket price range: $31-$43. 200 Cinergy Field, Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/621-3550.
Check out one of the 81 major league baseball games from Apr. thru Sep. Tickets on sale at Cinergy Field, Reds Dugout Gift Shop/Westin Hotel. Groups welcome; mail orders accepted. 100 Cinergy Field, Cincinnati, OH, 45202; 513/421-4510 or www.cincinnatireds.com.