Paramount's Kings Island
As with all amusement parks, you'll pay out the nose to visit Cincy's pride and joy ($35.99 for adults 7-59; $20.99 for seniors [60+] and children 3-6), but if you've got the time and the loot, it's a great park. Located about 25 miles from downtown, Kings Island offers several towering roller coasters and dozens of other smaller rides and attractions. Sometimes you can even catch a decent concert or the cheerleading championships inside (if that's your thing). 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, OH, 45034; 800/288-0808, or check out the official Web site: www.pki.com.