Local Area Attractions
Indiana Kentucky and Ohio has many attractions and activities for your family to enjoy. Come see what our area has to offer.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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,
stapp's circle ranch
A non-profit small zoo dedicated to educate their visitors' to wild life like lions tigers, bears llamas lemurs and gliders. It is a nice little place to visit with your family while you are staying at our park. Approximately 20 minutes from our park on West State Rd 46
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