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Nothing But Fun With the Grandkids: a Kentucky Horse Farm, the Newport Aquarium & Some Circus Mojo

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Program #2559RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Cincinnati's elevation is 574 feet.

Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sharonville is centrally located in the northern business district and has just completed a total renovation. Conveniently located directly off I-75, 1 mile from I-275 and minutes from I-71. Close to all of the area's premier dining and entertainment venues. La Quinta is 15 minutes or less to Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport on the Levee, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park. All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Contact info:
11029 Dowlin Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA
phone: 513-771-6411
Room amenities: All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television, voice mail and alarm clock.

Facility amenities: Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rate available.
Please telephone the hotel directly at 513-771-0300 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Road Scholar Registration, Welcome, Orientation a...
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel at 3:00PM. Road Scholar orientation session in the hotel conference room at 4:30PM. Start your Cincinnati Intergenerational experience with an informative overview of the week to come, and a chance to meet our staff and your fellow participants. Pick up your folder which contains the updated schedule of program activities, meals, suggested sites to visit during your stay, your name badge, and a map of the Cincinnati area. The coordinator will provide contact names and phone numbers of program leaders, define responsibilities of the hotel, and mention safety guidelines and emergency procedures. The coordinator will orient you to the hotel location on maps, and discuss program details. Breakfast is at the hotel each day, lunch at the zoo and Northern Kentucky Horse Center and dinners at restaurants around town. The coordinator will facilitate a meet-and-greet experience for the entire group. Late arriving attendees can pick up their packets at the hotel front desk.

Dinner: Welcome dinner, with multiple entrée choices, at popular restaurant allows time to become acquainted with your fellow attendees and program staff.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sharonville is centrally located in the northern business district and has just completed a total renovation. Conveniently located directly off I-75, 1 mile from I-275 and minutes from I-71. Close to all of the area's premier dining and entertainment venues. La Quinta is 15 minutes or less to Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport on the Levee, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park. All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Contact info:
11029 Dowlin Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA
phone: 513-771-6411
Room amenities: All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television, voice mail and alarm clock.

Facility amenities: Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rate available.
Please telephone the hotel directly at 513-771-0300 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Cincinnati Zoo/Zoo Exhibits & Activities
Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Our adventure begins at the Cincinnati Zoo! Our experience includes admission and 4-D theatre plus tickets to feed giraffes and lorikeets.

Lunch: Lunch at the Zoo restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue Zoo exploration and programs. The Zoo's MISSION is Creating Adventure, Conveying Knowledge, Conserving Nature, and Serving Community. Go behind the scenes, interact with zoo keepers during animal encounters and enjoy the exhibits. See the cats in action! Watch a Cheetah running demonstration at Cheetah Encounters. At the Cat House see and smell leopards, ocelots, Pallas' cats and more. Discover Lorikeet Landing, an open-air aviary filled with hundreds of lorikeets and parakeets that you can hand feed. Stand eye to eye with the world's tallest living animals at Giraffe Ridge.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant features multiple entrees.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sharonville is centrally located in the northern business district and has just completed a total renovation. Conveniently located directly off I-75, 1 mile from I-275 and minutes from I-71. Close to all of the area's premier dining and entertainment venues. La Quinta is 15 minutes or less to Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport on the Levee, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park. All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Contact info:
11029 Dowlin Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA
phone: 513-771-6411
Room amenities: All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television, voice mail and alarm clock.

Facility amenities: Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rate available.
Please telephone the hotel directly at 513-771-0300 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Horse-Back Riding
Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Explore a near-by Equestrian Park with its owners. The Center is a unique full-service horse facility for experienced horsemen and novice horse enthusiasts alike. Your activities will include an introduction to farm rules, a barn tour, horse safety and equine care, grooming and tacking, and a riding demonstration. Children enjoy an exclusive riding lesson in the arena.

Lunch: Lunch at the Horse Park.

Afternoon: Continue activities at the Horse Park.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant features multiple entrees.

Evening: An educator from the League for Animal Welfare, a voluntary organization dedicated to bettering the lives of companion animals in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing shelter, adoption and public education, discusses how to apply all you have learned this week to your own pets and those of others. Meet a few adoptable animals from the shelter.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sharonville is centrally located in the northern business district and has just completed a total renovation. Conveniently located directly off I-75, 1 mile from I-275 and minutes from I-71. Close to all of the area's premier dining and entertainment venues. La Quinta is 15 minutes or less to Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport on the Levee, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park. All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Contact info:
11029 Dowlin Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA
phone: 513-771-6411
Room amenities: All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television, voice mail and alarm clock.

Facility amenities: Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rate available.
Please telephone the hotel directly at 513-771-0300 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Krohn Conservatory/Butterflies, Plants and Flower...
Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: With conservatory staff explore the world of plants and flowers at the Krohn. This popular site is loaded with history celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2008. Eden Park’s first greenhouses, built in the 1880s, were used strictly for growing plants. In 1902, a new greenhouse designed for public displays was opened. The following year, the display greenhouse held a chrysanthemum show, and the Park Board decided to maintain a consistent change of plants and flowers to keep displays new and attractive to visitors. As a result, more than 300,000 people visited the greenhouse in its first two years.

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant.

Afternoon: Additional time at the conservatory and other museums in the area.

Dinner: Unscheduled dinner to explore a variety of local restaurants.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sharonville is centrally located in the northern business district and has just completed a total renovation. Conveniently located directly off I-75, 1 mile from I-275 and minutes from I-71. Close to all of the area's premier dining and entertainment venues. La Quinta is 15 minutes or less to Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport on the Levee, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park. All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Contact info:
11029 Dowlin Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA
phone: 513-771-6411
Room amenities: All newly renovated rooms have free wireless high speed Internet access, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television, voice mail and alarm clock.

Facility amenities: Enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast each morning featuring a "Make your Own" Belgian waffle station. Features the largest indoor pool in the Cincinnati area, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rate available.
Please telephone the hotel directly at 513-771-0300 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Newport Aquarium and Ride the Ducks/Dulcimer Expe...
Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Transport to Newport to explore the Newport Aquarium’s 60 exhibits in 16 uniquely designed and themed galleries. Discover the oceans' depths, the rivers’ edge, and the fringe of the Antarctic Frontier. Specially designed underwater tunnels will bring you face-to-face with sharks and other marine life. Exciting exhibits and larger-than-life murals will take you on an up-close encounter with the world's most beautiful, bizarre and dangerous creatures.

Lunch: Lunch at Sharkee's Cafe.

Afternoon: Enjoy a Ride The Ducks cruise experience. The boat's Captain leads you through Greater Cincinnati's streets with a splash into the Ohio River as you learn about Newport and Ohio history, the Ohio River, its famous personalities and its impact on the state and our nation..

Dinner: Dinner catered at hotel.

Evening: Attend a concert performed by The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Society. Sing and dance along with some old favorites, hear some unusual music, learn about the instrument, and take a quick lesson.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Breakfast/Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast/departures. Wrap-up activity at hotel for those who are able to stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Cincinnati, Ohio
Carew TowerBuilt 1930, art-deco architecture, tallest building in downtown Cincinnati-panoramic view from observation deck. Open daily.
For additional information, visit: www.belevederecorp.com
Cathedral Basilica of AssumptionCathedral Basilica of Assumption Small scale Notre Dame with gargoyles & flying buttresses; North America's largest handblown stained glass window; mural-sized oil paintings; Exquisite Venetian mosaics.
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnati Art Museum Enjoy 6,000 years of fine art. Free general admission, special exhibits, the Cincinnati Wing, gift shop and Terrace Café. Open 11 am-5 pm Tue-Sun; 11-9 Wed.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union TerminalCincinnati Historical Society Library - Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Outstanding regional research center that includes books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps and newspapers dating back to the 1750's, plus thousands of 19th - and 20th-century photographs and rare publications. See website for museums included at this site
For additional information, visit: www.cincymuseum.org
Cincinnati Observatory CenterCincinnati Observatory Center The "Birthplace of American Astronomy". Founded in 1842 by the citizens of Cincinnati, this National Historic Landmark offers public stargazing and historical tours, set in two fully restored and fully functional observatories.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Cincinnati Symphony OrchestraThe Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, the CSO has played a leading role in the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati and the Midwest since its founding in 1895. The CSO entered a new era in September 2001, when the dynamic young conductor Paavo Järvi succeeded Jesús López-Cobos (now Music Director Emeritus) and stepped to the podium as the orchestra’s 12th Music Director. Maestro Järvi conducts 14 subscription weeks in Cincinnati and is expanding the 111-year-old orchestra’s repertoire with works never before performed by the CSO, and will lead two additional CSO recording projects with the Grammy Award-winning Telarc label. Over the years, the CSO has built a reputation as one of the world’s foremost orchestras and a champion of the new music of its day. The CSO has been home to the American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Ravel and Bartók, and has commissioned works that have since become mainstays of the classical repertoire, including Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. The CSO was the first orchestra to be broadcast to a national radio audience (1921) and the third orchestra to record (1917). Today, the orchestra continues to commission new works and to program an impressive array of music.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatisymphony.org
Cincinnati ZooRated the #1 attraction locally by Zagat Survey. Exhibits over 500 animal species and 3,000 types of plants on 75 acres.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatizoo.org
Contemporary Arts CenterRenowned architect Zaha Hadid designed this six-story museum on the corner of 6th & Walnut. Open Monday 10 am - 9 pm, Wednesday Friday 10 am - 6 pm; and Sataurday & Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
For additional information, visit: www.contemporaryartscenter.org
Findlay MarketFindlay Market Open year-round: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Open-air marketplace in continuous operation since 1852. Famous for fresh produce and meats.
For additional information, visit: www.findlaymarket.org
Harriet Beecher Stowe HouseOpen May 1 - Labor Day: Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed Sunday, Monday & Friday). Labor Day - April 30: Wed & Sat, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Year-round: Fourth Sunday of the month: 4-6 p.m. Open House. All other dates and times by appointment. Home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Beecher family. Prolific group of religious leaders, educators, writers, antislavery, abolitionists and womens' rights advocates.
For additional information, visit: www.harrietbeecherstowehouse.org
Krohn ConservatoryKrohn Conservatory Rainforest-under-glass; 5,000 varieties of exotic tropical, desert and orchid plants. One of the country's largest public greenhouses; beautiful seasonal floral shows. Free admission.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnati-oh.gov/parks
National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterNational Underground Railroad Freedom Center The Freedom Center uses exhibits and educational programs from the era of the Underground Railroad to inspire modern action by promoting a better understanding of freedom today. Open Tues-Sun, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For additional information, visit: www.freedomcenter.org
Newport AquariumWhere else can you pet a shark, pet a penguin, and see one of only a few Shark Rays on exhibit in the world? So much to see and do, you'll never want to leave. 1-800-406-3474. 365 days a year.
For additional information, visit: www.newportaquarium.com
Taft Museum of ArtBuilt in 1820, this National Historic Landmark is one of the nation's finest small art museums, featuring paintings by Whistler, Rembrandt, and Turner, Chinese ceramics and European decorative arts.
For additional information, visit: www.taftmuseum.org

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