Optional Events

Optional Events

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Cincinnati Reds Baseball

It’s “Batter up!” with the Cincinnati Reds hosting
the Kansas City Royals for this Monday
evening game. Cinergy Field is within
walking distance of the conference hotels.
Order your tickets now, seating is limited.
Monday, June 22, 1998
7:05 p.m. (game begins)
$14.00 per person. Blue Box Field Level Seats, only 275 available.

Cincinnati Highlight Tour/Brunch Cruise

From the heart of the City at Fountain Square where throngs of Cincinnatians gather forbrown bag lunches, concerts, sports and political rallies, you will pass the ContemporaryArts Center, Procter and Gamble’s International Headquarters, and the Taft Museum inbeautiful Lytle Park. Become familiar with many of Cincinnati’s most well-known landmarksincluding Music Hall, City Hall, Plum Street Temple, Museum Center in historic UnionTerminal, and Riverfront Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.

As you climb some of Cincinnati’s famous hills, glimpse spectacular views of the city.Enjoy the old world charm of Mount Adams with its ‘shot-gun’ row homes and drive by EdenPark with its mirror lake, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park and KrohnConservatory.

Cross the Roebling Suspension Bridge to Kentucky’s historic Riverside Drive and itsantebellum homes. While in Kentucky, enjoy a riverboat cruise. Brisk breezes…beautifulscenery… the mighty Ohio River…Cincinnati’s vibrant skyline…some things only ariverboat cruise can offer. Drift back to a bygone era of calliope playing, paddle wheelchurning and riverboat rascals. A blast of the deep throated whistle, a gentle pulse fromthe mighty engines and your nostalgic voyage is underway. Relax and enjoy theever-changing vistas, from the picturesque Ohio Bluffs to the historic homes set againstthe backdrop of Kentucky’s rolling hills.

As you travel up the lazy river, conjure up memories of the age of southern belles andMark Twain. During this brunch cruise, capture the spirit of our river heritage.Experience America’s wilderness, full of beauty, adventure, and regional character.

After the cruise, you will visit the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, a tribute toGothic grandeur. The cathedral has magnificent stain glass windows hand-crafted in Munich,Germany, one of which is the largest in the world.

Finally, indulge in an enchanting tour of one of Cincinnati’s most lavish estates. TheCharles P. Taft home, now the Taft Museum, is one of the finest models of Federalarchitecture in the country. The owners, Anna and Charles Taft (half-brother to WilliamHoward Taft) appreciated the value of their residence as a historic and architecturallandmark and chose to present their home and art collection to the citizens of Cincinnati.The museum houses Duncanson landscape murals painted on the foyer walls, portraits byBritish artists of the eighteenth century, period furniture and mantels, ceilingdecorations of acanthus leaves and eagles, and decorative arts of jewelry, rock-crystalcarvings, rare watches and Chinese porcelains. The Taft’s formal garden is based on Frenchmodels and its classical lines and well-trimmed shrubs complement the house’s rear facade.

You will discover during this delightful tour why Cincinnati has been lovingly called”The Queen City of the West”.

Sunday, June 21, 1998
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$57.00 per person. Seating is limited!! Tours includes: transportation, rivercruise, lunch, admission to Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and Taft Museum, and tourguide.

United States Air ForceMuseum

The United States Air Force Museum located near Wright Patterson Air Force Base inDayton, Ohio is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. Theinteresting and informative layout relays the exciting story of aviation development fromthe days of the Wright brothers at Kittyhawk to the Space Age. Exhibits includeapproximately 200 aircraft and missiles, plus many family oriented and historicallyinteresting aeronautical displays.

You may also want to view the thrilling film attraction at the IMAX Theater. This moviewill put you at the center of the action in a way no ordinary motion picture can, drawingyou in with images that are so real you want to touch them, so powerful you can feel them.

Tuesday, June 23, 1998
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

$23.00 per person; includes transportation, admission to IMAX Theater. Entrance tothe Air Force Museum is free. Lunch on your own. Food service is available at the museum.