Best Places to Visit in Northern Kentucky
A little off the beaten path, Covington, Kentucky offers a number of unique visiting opportunities.
Although it experienced some economic setbacks in the 20th Century, the city of Covington, Kentucky (located close to the much larger city of Cincinnati, Ohio,) has experienced a rebirth in the first part of the 21st Century. For those wishing to experience the rich history of this often-overlooked part of the country, Covington has a number of artistic and historical attractions that are well worth a visit.
Situated on the beautiful Devou Park, the Behrenger-Crawford Museum is home to numerous artifacts and exhibits showcasing the transportation history of the local area. In addition to housing a number exhibits, the park itself is also home to a number of Civil War sites, all of which are overseen by the museum. The Behrend-Crawford Museum also hosts a number of activities that encourage interactive learning for children, as well as a non-circulating library that houses information of interest to those researching local history, paleontology, natural history, and other branches of knowledge.
This historical museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and on Sunday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Admission is $7 for adults, with decreasing rates for children and seniors. Those wishing to contact the museum may do so at the following information:
1600 Montague Road
Covington, KY 41011
The Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati
For those seeking a historical museum displaying the history of the railroad, the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati fits the bill. Featuring exhibits displaying railroad cars, railroad memorabilia, and locomotives, the museum is an ideal place to learn about this important aspect of America’s transportation history. Be aware, however, that many of the locomotives are located outside and that on uneven terrain, so this attraction is not entirely handicapped accessible.
The Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati is open year round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 AM. to 4 P.M. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children aged ten and under. Those wishing to contact the museum may do so at the following information:
P.O. Box 15065
Covington, KY 41014
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center is the ideal attraction for those wishing to get a taste of the local artistic traditions of this area. With over 6,000 square feet of gallery space, the Carnegie showcases a variety of local and regional artistic talent, from the cutting edge of contemporary to primitive folk art. The Carnegie is also home to a number of educational activities and theatrical productions.
Admission to the Carnegie depends on which exhibit or production visited, so it is recommended that visitors check their website prior to scheduling a visit. They are only open during the room of an exhibition, so again it is best to contact them prior to a visit. Their contact information is below:
1028 Scott Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011