Mason Ohio offers some of the best attractions in the greater Cincinnati area. These attractions include the Kings Island amusement park, The Beach water park, and the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Complementing the attractions are fun events, and there's always something to do at the multifaceted Mason Community Center.
Mason OH is known for its affluent nature and its family-friendly appeal. The family appeal is largely due to two amusement parks; Kings Island and The Beach. Kings Island opened in 1972 and figures among the most visited seasonal amusement parks in the entire United States. It's popularity is largely bolstered by the fact that it has more than ten roller coasters, and it doesn't hurt that it also boasts an award-winning kids' area and a fantastic golf center. The Beach opened in 1985 and offers up a variety of excellent water rides. From late November to early January, The Beach is converted into a winter wonderland of sorts. Some of the water slides are converted into toboggan runs, for example, and the wave pool becomes an ice rink. Many a person who grew up in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana has fond memories of these amusement parks, and their overall quality is what keeps them popular.
Also helping to make Mason Ohio such a great place to live or visit are the Mason Community Center and the city's public parks. At the community center, a large indoor pool with diving boards, various fitness rooms, and a 35-foot climbing wall are among the facility highlights, and there are activities for all ages. As for the public parks, there are actually more than 300 acres of developed parkland in Mason OH, and they all have different things to offer. At Heritage Oak Park, for example, you will find a playground, picnic areas with charcoal grills, and lighted tennis courts. Anglers will be happy to know that fishing is possible at one of the Mason OH parks. This park is Pine Hill Lakes Park, and fishing passes can be picked up at the nearby Mason Community Center (6050 Mason Montgomery Road).
When planning a visit to Mason Ohio, prospective visitors will want to give the events calendar a look. The city plays host to a number of fun events, including the Cincinnati Open tennis tournament and the Mason Heritage Festival. The tennis tournament, which has had several different names over the years, has been going strong for decades on end and consistently attracts the best players in the world. It is held at the impressive Lindner Family Tennis Center at 5460 Courseview Drive. The Mason Heritage Festival, on the other hand, celebrates local pride and features a fun parade through town, among other things. August is the month for both of these events.
There are numerous reasons why a trip to Mason Ohio can be rewarding. As for where to stay while in town, families with kids might start with the Great Wolf Lodge. Part hotel and part waterpark, the Great Wolf Lodge certainly caters to kids and adults who are kids at heart, and you might be interested to know that there are sister properties in other destinations around the country. These destinations include Kansas City KS and Niagara Falls Canada, just to name a couple. The Great Wolf Lodge in Mason is situated at 2501 Great Wolf Drive.
The Mason Ohio hotels offer quite a lot in the way of variety, and it only gets better when you consider the Cincinnati hotels. Many of the most popular hotels in Mason are found out near Kings Island and The Beach, as you might suspect, and there are plenty of budget-friendly selections.
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