The Tristate is full of places to run, jump, learn and have fun as a family. From plays, museums and sculptures to slides, roller coasters and trains, there’s something for everyone here.

There’s so much to do in the Tristate, the hard part is picking what to do first. Here’s a sampling of the places and activities the whole family can enjoy.

Downtown Cincy

Even if you’ve been to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden before, it’s always worth visiting again. Through the end of February, you can enjoy half-price admission as well as the adorable penguin parade. In April, the family can celebrate the return of spring with the Zoo’s flowers and trees in full bloom. And in May, it’s Zoo Babies, the cutest time of the year. 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati,

Are your kids the ones who have to touch everything? At the UnMuseum, that’s an asset instead of a problem. Located on the sixth floor of the Contemporary Arts Center, it’s made for hearing, smelling and even touching. Its exhibitions are developed specifically for kids so you don’t have to worry. The UnMuseum even lets kids make their own art with its fully stocked (including washing stations!) Art Lab. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati,

Fountain Square is the perfect place for your family when you want to be outside in the center of the city. You can learn to ice skate during the winter or dance the night away during the summer. No matter the season, something is going on at Fountain Square. Fifth and Vine Street, Cincinnati,

The recently expanded and renovated Washington Park also offers opportunities for outdoor family fun. Kids can discover the city’s history with a playground based on Cincinnati’s historic architecture and imagine a trip to faraway lands with a canal boat in a water channel. Even your dog can come along with Washington Bark, the 12,000-square-foot dog park. 1230 Elm St, Over-the-Rhine,

And don’t forget Eden Park. Home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park and the Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park is full of culture and fun. The park’s Twin Lakes offer an impressive view of the Ohio River and Kentucky that will leave the whole family in awe. 950 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati,

Adams County

Taking a trip to the Great Serpent Mound is a must for the family who want some mystery in their lives. No one knows the purpose of this 1,348-foot-long prehistoric effigy mound, the largest one in the world. But that just adds to the mystique of this impressive sight. Bring a picnic and take a tour of the museum for a truly memorable outing. 3580 State Route 73, Peebles,

Butler County

Need some fresh air? The MetroParks of Butler County covers more than 3,000 acres of the county and has 10 parks that are open on a daily basis. Let the kids burn energy with a pedal boat at Voice of American Park, or step back into the past in the Pioneer Village at Governor Bebb MetroPark, and walk through the woods on one of MetroParks’ 29 trails.

EnterTRAINment Junction has the world’s largest indoor train display at a staggering 25,000 square feet, but it still has more to offer the locomotion-loving family. There’s a train-themed play area, a railroading museum, a place to hand-crank your own train, a train ride and its newest attraction, the A-Maze-N Funhouse. 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester,

Clermont County

You and your family can bike from Williamsburg to Batavia, learn about the history of the Ohio River’s locks and dams, and do some bird watching at the six parks, three nature preserves and five greenspaces of the Clermont County Parks.

Hamilton County

As the home of three museums and an OMNIMAX theater, the Cincinnati Museum Center is a giant of a museum. With the Cincinnati History Museum your family can prepare to take a ride on the Ohio River with a replica of a 94-foot side-wheel steamboat. Adventurers can explore a recreated limestone cave and its underground waterfall in the Museum of Natural History and Science. Kids can even take a trip through The Woods, a three-story tree house with rope bridges, fossils and even some animals at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Throw in a five-story domed OMNIMAX screen and you have hours of family entertainment at your disposal, all without leaving the building. Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati,

There’s no question why Coney Island is a Cincinnati institution. Its Sunlite Pool has been the world’s largest flat-surfaced pool since 1925. The pool has six diving boards and four giant slides, but there’s even more thrills outside the pool area. Motorboats, bumper cars and the Python Family Roller Coaster are just some of the classic rides ready for your family when you need a break from swimming. 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati,

The Hamilton County Park District has something for every member of the family. Does your son want to try horseback riding? Head on over to the Winton Woods Riding Center. Would your daughter live in the water if you’d let her? The wet playgrounds at the Miami Whitewater Forest, Winton Woods and Woodland Mound are calling her name. Or do you need a sport the whole family can play? Hamilton County Parks have several disc golf courses and a lawn bowling green.

Warren County

If you’re a family of thrill-seekers or lovers of gentle rides, Kings Island has the ride you’re looking for. Planet Snoopy’s Great Pumpkin Coaster and Character Carousel are fun for all, while Backlot Stunt Coaster and the Adventure Express are perfect first big-kid rides. 6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason,

No matter the weather, your family can have great indoor fun at Lazer Kraze’s newest location near Mason. Its multi-level laser tag arena, indoor trampoline park and new Time Freak game allow everyone to run and play without worrying about the temperature outside. 7082 Columbia Rd, Maineville,

The Warren County Park District covers 1,600 acres of parks and natural areas just waiting for you to explore. From scenic rivers to sports fields, these parks have what every adventurer needs.

Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky has three great parks systems perfect for some outside playing. The Boone County Parks and Recreation system has a pool, dog park and even an arboretum. Campbell County Parks makes use of the water surrounding three sides of the county with fishing available at both campgrounds. And Kenton County Parks and Recreation’s program schedule is packed with educational workshops, sporting events and shows like the “Wings of Wonder” bird show.,,

Newport on the Levee also offers some great family activities just across the river. Attractions like the Newport Aquarium, Gameworks, Ride the Ducks and Star Lanes are all within walking distance of each other. When you need to take a snack break, restaurants like Tom + Chee and Dewey’s Pizza are right there as well. 1 Levee Way, Newport,