Batesville KOA Attractions

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Located just 40 miles from Batesville KOA. The Cincinnati Zoo was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the “Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids.” Over one million people visit the Zoo's award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually

Indianapolis Zoo

located  just 65 from our Campground White River Gardens is part of the Zoo and continues its tradition of connecting animals, plants, and people.  This stunningly beautiful 3.3-acre landmark botanical attraction combines the best of gardening ideas, plant information and inspirational design to serve the needs of all visitors. With hundreds of plant varieties on display plus entertaining special exhibits throughout the year, White River Gardens is an international showplace for Indiana where visitors can enjoy and learn about the bounty of the natural world. Visitors to the Gardens will be inspired, impressed, enlivened, and entertained.

Kings Island

Located just 80 miles from Batesville KOA. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions. Guests can experience 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters, including Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, and the world's longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast! Families can spend the perfect day together in the award-winning Planet Snoopy kids' area. Park admission includes Soak City, a 33-acre water park.

Ertel Cellars Winery

Located 10 minutes from the campground. 
 Ertel Cellar wines are superb award-winning varietals that complement good food, conversation and friends. Offerings include a tasting bar, lounge, restaurant and wine market, set amidst Chateau-styled architecture, sprawling vineyards and breathtaking views.

Creation Musuem

The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden's Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.

Salt Creek Ranch

Owned and operated by Ronnie Adkins, Salt Creek Ranch is located just outside of Metamora, IN on Highway 52. With over 100 horses in his stable and 600 acres of rolling hills to ride through, he offers a variety of guided horseback trips ranging from one hour to overnight. Enjoy the scenic beauty as you ride the wooded trails though the hills and water, and stay with us overnight in our cabin or camp. Our rustic cabin sleeps up to 18, with complete kitchen. The ranch also offers horse training, hay rides, and BBQ's, upon request. Group rates available for larger rides. Choose from one hour, two, or two+ hour rides or our “Saddle and Paddle” package that includes a 12 mile canoe trip

Cincinnati Fire Museum

The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati highlights the significant contributions that Cincinnati has made to the firefighting profession.Our mission is to share and celebrate the history of firefighting in Cincinnati, while providing a unique fire-safety education experience. Our vision is to bring the traditions of firefighting to life—in a museum that helps save lives

Cincinnati Museum Center

It is a nationally recognized educational and research resource and one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest. Cincinnati Museum Center serves more than 1.47 million visitors annually, reaching out to almost 200,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs. As a center for the entire community, over 700 events are held in the building each year.Originally built in 1933 as the Union Terminal train station, the building is a national historic landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990.,The Museum consist of several exhibits from Cincinnati history to a children' Museum to an Omnimax theater,

CANOEING, KAYAKING, RAFTING and tubing

Whitewater Canoe Rental offers scenic canoe trips, kayaking, tubing, rafting, and riverside camping on the Whitewater River in southeastern Indiana for individuals, families, and groups of any size.

NewPort Aquarium

Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water: You'll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including fun and interactive activities, like touching a shark or meeting a penguin.

Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee

Ripley County Tourism

Centered in the middle of a triangle between Indianapolis, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky, we have much to offer visitors in the peaceful countryside. Check out other events and attraction you may want to visit. Ripley county is full of history

Ark Encounter

Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah's Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you'll experience the pages of the Bible like never before.

River Bend Music Center

River bend Music center on the banks of the Ohio River. Entertainment venue for you to enjoy music from the local area and Celebrity musicians.

Coney Island Amusement Park

Small amusement Park on the banks of the Ohio River with classic rides and water park. River bend Music center is close to the park. Plan your visit for an all day affair.

Rising Star Casino

As soon as you walk through the door, you receive the star treatment! The Casino features 1,000 of the most popular slot machines plus a wide variety of your favorite table games. We have no doubt that you'll find the game you're looking for. All of this and more easily accessible through the convenience of dockside gaming, where you can board when you want for FREE. There is absolutely no admission charge, and you can even valet park for FREE! After a Day of gambling indulge yourself to some in one or more of our many fabulous dining options. From bacon and eggs, pies and pastries to steaks and seafood, the tremendous variety and quality of selections will have your taste buds begging for more!

Cincinnati Music Hall

Music Hall, commonly known as Cincinnati Music Hall, is a classical music performance hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, completed in 1878. It serves as the home for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In January 1975, it was recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior

Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, just 20 minutes west of Cincinnati and Our Park is the place for you to be treated like a star. At Hollywood you'll find all of your reel and video slot machines. action -packed table games grab a seat at the Hollywood on the Roof or enjouy thier celebrity Pit, where you'll be playing to entertaining dealer cast including Christina Auguilera, Kid Rock, Taylor Swift, Rod Stewart and many more.

Underground Railroad freedom Center

Opened on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati in 2004, the mission of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is to reveal stories of the freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take a courageous steps of freedom today. A history Museum with more than 1000,000 visitors annually, it serves to inspire modern abolition through connecting the less of the Underground railroad with today's freedom fighters. The center is also a convener of dialog on freedom and human rights

Wolf Creek Habitat

It's probably safe to say, there's nothing else like this in the Tri-State. Hidden far back in the woods of Brookville,Wolf Creek Habitat has been rescuing and caring for wolves for more than 20 years all at the helm of of owner Kathy Baudendistel. It's the only place around where you can go see more than 40 wolves in enclosures, or even go in to meet them yourself.

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Sprint, modified, pure stock and hornet racing on 3/8 mile high-banked clay oval track

Carnegie Hall Tours

Open Sundays 1pm-5pm, or by appointment. $3.00 per person 14 years and older. Free, under age 14.

Carnegie Hall was built in 1907 as an additional building for the College of Moores Hill. Surrounded by wonderful architecture, it houses three museums, one featuring local military, another Indiana history, and a third filled with local college, school and personal memorabilia from the town