Warren County, OH (PR) May 12, 2012
Warren County is Ohios Largest Playground! Warren County is in Southwest Ohio, just minutes north of Cincinnati, and within a days drive of 60% of the US population. With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio.
The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization committed to economic growth by increasing overnight and year-round visitors. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. The 7.5 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $ 863 million and 10,510 tourism-related jobs.
Here are number of new, not-to-miss reasons why families should plan a visit to Warren County this year:
New, Record-Breaking River Tour Lines at Ozone Zipline Adventures
Ozone Zipline Adventures at YMCA Camp Kern (Ozone) is the largest zip line canopy tour in the Midwest, and it just got bigger. The new River Tour features two new zip lines cross over the Little Miami River at heights of more than 200 feet, connecting YMCA Camp Kern to Fort Ancient State Park. Ozone is the first zip line canopy tour in the U.S. to cross a federally designated scenic river and the first in Ohio to connect to a state memorial (Fort Ancient), according to Ozone officials. http://www.ozonezips.org.
The Bigger, Better, Wetter Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island
Kings Island, the Midwests largest amusement and waterpark, just got bigger with the addition of Soak City Waterpark (free with park admission). The waterpark has been expanded and now features a massive wave pool called Tidal Wave Bay, the new Splash River, a new entrance, as well as more amenities and lounging areas. Soak City opens May 26. Kings Island has more than 80 rides and attractions, an award-winning kids zone, Planet Snoopy (which has more kids coasters than any other park in the world), and Dinosaurs Alive!, the worlds largest animatronic dinosaur park. http://www.visitkingsisland.com
New Amenities to Greet Fans at the Nations Biggest Summer Pro Tennis Event
The Western & Southern Open unveils a new food court and retail space in 2012 and day pass tickets as low as $ 10. The event is the oldest professional tennis tournament in the nation still played in its original city and is one of only five events in the world (aside from Grand Slams) where fans can simultaneously see a Masters 1000 event on the mens ATP World Tour and a Premier level event for the Womens WTA Tour.
New Family-Style Bowling at Southwest Ohios Largest Indoor Waterpark
Great Wolf Lodge, Mason has added Ten Paws Alley to its variety of family-friendly entertainment. Designed with kids in mind, the alley features shorter lanes and lighter, five-pound bowling balls. The resorts signature attraction is the mammoth indoor waterpark with its six pools, 12 waterslides, lazy river and four-story wet-and-wild tree house, and also features the Cub Club, MagiQuest, and Scoops Spa, which is designed for kids. http://www.greatwolf.com/mason
New Beer Distillery at Award-Winning Winery
Valley Vineyards, Southwest Ohios largest estate winery (and home to the best red wine in Ohio according to the Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Grape Industries) has launched Ohios second estate winery/brewery. Cellar Dweller Brewery offers American pale ale, English India pale ale, a light lager and quarterly seasonal beers alongside the wineries award-winning wines. The destination also features wine tastings and weekend grill outs. http://www.valleyvineyards.com
Vacation packages can often take the guess work out of planning a getaway. Here are a few of the packages featured in Warren County:
Kings Island Vacation Packages Packages include tickets to Kings Island, the Midwests largest amusement and waterpark (with world-class coasters, the new Soak City Waterpark, kids area Planet Snoopy and more). This family-friendly package includes many additional money-saving offers such as free breakfast. Available at select area hotels; see ohioslargestplayground.com/ki
Ride & Roar Family Vacation Packages include tickets to Kings Island plus tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo, named one of the best zoos for kids by Parents Magazine. See: rideandroar.com
Great Wolf Lodge Packages Packages include access to the resorts mammoth indoor waterpark (with its six pools, 12 waterslides, lazy river and four-story wet-and-wild tree house) and a stay in one of the resorts woodland-themed rooms. See: ohioslargestplayground.com/gwl
Ozone Zipline Adventures Packages Packages include the choice of two tours on the Midwests largest zip line canopy tour, where riders fly more than 200 feet above the Little Miami River. See: ohioslargestplayground.com/ozone
Land, Sea & Air Adventures Packages Packages include mission passes to play at Lazer Kraze (a tri-level laser tag arena), tickets to the Newport Aquarium (where visitors can to touch a shark and see the largest jellyfish exhibit in the Midwest), and a choice of tours on Ozone Zipline Adventures. See: ohioslargestplayground.com/adventure