Cincinnati Highlights and Happenings

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Adventure-seekers are happily screaming their approval of all of the upgrades at KING’S ISLAND’S International Street is revamped with new pavers, freshly painted storefronts, more fountain geysers with lights and more! Families will also fall in love again with Kings Mill Antique Autos ride, too! For more information, call 513-754-5700 or visit visitkingsisland.com 

The Dungeon at King Arthur’s Court Toys


Head to the Dungeon at KING ARTHUR’S COURT. Cincinnati’s leading toy store has a new activity play area in the basement featuring a toy archery range, woodland hangouts and even a zip line. Browse through aisles of amazing toys upstairs and head downstairs to the Dungeon! Call 513-531- 4600 or visit kingarthurstoys.com.

Maverick Chocolate

Stroll along new shops of all sorts at ROOKWOOD COMMONS & PAVILION; sweet tooth’s will love the new bean to bar Maverick Chocolate storefront. Stressed? Stop by Bath & Body Works to browse relaxing, rejuvenating products, then find a comfortable but fashionable new ensemble at Soft Surroundings or feel empowered with new fitness gear from Athleta. Shopping can work up an appetite, and newly opened BJ’s Brewhouse offers a huge menu for rumbling tummies and lots of kid-friendly options. Call 513-216-5500 or visit shoprookwood.com.

This year marks a monumental milestone for THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CINCINNATI. Help TCT Cincinnati celebrate their centennial 100th season by checking out one of their amazing 2019-20 productions; see “On Stages” on page 26  in Cincinnati Family’s digital July edition to learn about “The Power of A Child” lineup this season. Call 513-569- 8080 or visit thechildrenstheatre.com.

The Escape Game

The Banks has a new adventure destination, THE ESCAPE GAME, located at 28 West Freedom Way, Ste. 300. In 60 minutes or less, two to eight players have a chance to crack the code and escape. With fun themes like Gold Rush, The Heist, Special Ops: The Mysterious Market and Prison Break, the games are sure to get minds working and hearts racing to beat the clock. A new extra family-friendly theme is set to debut later this year — Playground! Call 513-440-4332 or visit theescapegame.com/cincinnati.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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