Things to do with (or without!) the kids near our apartments in Anderson

Boredom is simply not an option when you live at Arbors of Anderson. Not only are there tons of perks and amenities on-site for you and your family to enjoy, but the choices for fun are nearly endless in the surrounding neighborhood. You don’t have to drive far from our Beechmont apartments to find entertainment for people of all ages! Kids or no kids—you’ll have a blast at these nearby attractions.


Newport Aquarium

Less than 20 minutes from your front door at our Anderson Township apartments is the Newport Aquarium. Boasting the world’s first shark bridge, where you walk inches above a tank full of sharks, the aquarium features thousands of incredible aquatic creatures and lots of thrilling adventures where you can get up close and personal with the wildlife. Touch stingrays and sharks, feed penguins or feel sticky anemones. You’ll have so much fun exploring and playing while learning something new! Purchase tickets, view exhibits, and learn more about all of the activities on the Newport Aquarium website.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

No matter what age you are, everyone loves looking at exotic animals at the zoo or strolling through beautiful flora in the botanical garden. And thankfully, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden provides both of those things, less than half an hour from Arbors of Anderson. Voted the Best Zoo in the Nation in USA TODAY’s 2021 Travel Award Contest, the Cincinnati Zoo has gorgeous wildlife from all across the globe from all types of habitats. After you’ve seen the polar bears and jaguars, take a peaceful walk through the botanical gardens with seasonal exhibits such as tulips, conifers, edible plants, and even butterflies. Buy tickets and plan your visit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens website.

Krohn Conservatory

Located in Eden Park, the Krohn Conservatory is another fantastic destination for when you want to immerse yourself in nature, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Containing more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world, visitors of all ages will be enthralled while wandering through the Bonsai Collection, Desert Garden, Orchid Display, and Tropical House. You’ll most definitely want to pay a visit to the conservatory every spring when they release thousands of free-flying butterflies throughout the tropical landscape inside. Learn more about gardens, exhibits, and tickets on the Krohn Conservatory website.

Parky’s Wetland Adventure

Whether you have kids or just want to act like one, you’ll certainly want to pay a visit to Parky’s Wetland Adventure. Located at Woodland Mound, this wet park is the perfect destination for a hot summer day when you need some relief from the heat. The park features a 16-foot ‘tree’ that boasts two waterslides, and adorable features like flowers, frogs, and turtles that spray water. Bring snacks and drinks for an entire Saturday filled with fun. Learn more on the city’s website.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Also located in Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum boasts over 67,000 works and pieces that span over 6,000 years. No matter what age you are, it’s never too early or too late to learn about art and immerse yourself in culture. Admission is always free and guests can explore the grounds while checking out exhibitions like American Painting, Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s, or Treasures of the Spanish World. In addition to exhibitions, guests can also take part in hands-on learning activities. Head to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s website for hours, current exhibits, and event schedules.

Eden Park

The grounds of Eden Park itself are absolutely stunning—just 20 minutes from apartments in Anderson. Known as one of the most popular parks in the Cincinnati area, Eden Park features a magnolia garden, tree groves, fountains, and two lakes with a footbridge and walking paths. Pack a picnic, take a stroll, let the kids play on the playground, or simply read a book and relax. Eden Park is an ideal destination for a lazy weekend afternoon. Head to the Eden Park website for a detailed map.

Cincinnati Reds

It doesn’t get more fun than going to a baseball game and cheering on your local team. Purchase tickets for a Cincinnati Reds game starting at just $12. The season is in full swing and runs through September with plenty of games to choose from. Keep an eye out for games with special themes or features like fireworks displays, Family Sundays, and Thirsty Thursdays. Head to the official Cincinnati Reds website for schedules, tickets, memberships, and more.

Kings Island

You could be 8-years-old or 80-years-old—everyone loves a rollercoaster. Kings Island is the go-to destination for fun, thrills, and memory-making. The 364-acre amusement park boasts over 100 rides and attractions including 15 thrilling rollercoasters. For families with young kids, head over to the Planet Snoopy area which was voted “Best Kids’ Area in the World” for 18 consecutive years by Amusement Today. Admission to Kinds Island also includes access to the Soak City Water Park which features 36 water slides, lagoons, and kids’ play areas. Buy tickets and see all the attractions on the Kinds Island website.


Fun knows no age limit. And thankfully, for residents of our Beechmont Ave. apartments, you’re basically surrounded by fun and adventure. Stop by Arbors of Anderson today and find the perfect floorplan for you.


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