Aesop's fabled City Mouse and Country Mouse both would find things to be pleased about in Cincinnati, Ohio. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati offers an array of big-city attractions, while its pretty neighborhoods and parks exude small town charm. And since it's only five hours from Chicago, even a weekend trip is worth the drive. Think of this list as appetizers on a menu-appealing by themselves or just starters to a full-course meal.
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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the United States and has been rated by other zoos as one of the best in the nation. Visit Lorikeet Landing and feed a lorikeet as it perches on your arm, see giant walking sticks at World of the Insects and hike through Wolf Woods.