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Northern Kentucky River Region

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Northern Kentucky River Region

Covington, Kentucky

Kentucky Speedway, Sparta
Kentucky Speedway, Sparta
  • Kentucky Speedway, Sparta
  • Recreating the Battle at Blue Licks - Blue Licks State Park
  • Enjoying a beer at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY
  • One of the many moving dinosaurs at the Creation Museum
  • Goddard Bridge
  • Big Bone Lick State Park
  • Northern Kentucky Riverfront
  • Newport Aquarium
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The Northern Kentucky River Region - spectacular scenery and historic venues await you. Experience beauty and sights that will last a lifetime!

Near scenic Carrollton rests Big Bone Lick State Park, where the giant mammoths roamed and perished in the quagmire, resulting in numerous fossilized remains.

Get revved up to take in Northern Kentucky's fastest attraction, Kentucky Speedway, where cars race on the state of the art track that seats 106,000 and allows campers and RV's a front row seat. For music lovers, see the hottest country stars live at the Country Stampede or listen to bluegrass music at a live entertainment venue.

In Grant County, stay overnight in an authentic log cabin, built in 1850 and take a step back in time to what it was like to live like a pioneer.

Owenton offers the Elk Creek Hunt Club, a world-class shooting facility including archery and sporting clays along with the fabulous wines of Elk Creek Vineyards, just one of the many fine wineries in Kentucky.

The river front cities of Covington and Newport show off the quaint MainStrasse Village as well as the mega-entertainment complex of Newport on the Levee, offering numerous nightclubs, riverside dining, shopping and cinemas along with the world-renown Newport Aquarium.

If you are fascinated by the history of the Underground Railroad, then Augusta is the place to visit, featuring numerous historic homes that are part of Kentucky black history for taking part in assisting slaves across the river to freedom.

Looking for lots of excitement and action? Take a front row seat at an authentic battle re-enactment of the Battle of Blue Licks at the Blue Licks Battlefield Sate Resort.

Eavesdrop on history as you walk down original flagstone sidewalks on a costumed tour of Old Washington, a 200-year old village featuring 18th century log cabins.

A photographers dream is visiting the “Official Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky” – Flemingsburg - featuring 3 of the 13 remaining KY bridges.

There’s a lot to love about the Northern River region of Kentucky. Newport Aquarium will help you rediscover your sense of wonder, MainStrasse Village is a pleasant place to stop for low-key dining and shopping and the Kentucky Speedway always promises a roaring good time. Come find out what you’re missing!

For a free visitors guide and package info: www.nkytourism.com

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Suite 200 Covington, KY 41014

Region: Northern Kentucky River Region
Phone: 859-261-4677
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Website: www.nkytourism.com
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