Hotels Near the Creation Museum in Kentucky

by Andrea Whyte

While many hotel options exist in the city of Cincinnati, if your goal is to visit the Creation Museum, located west of the city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, you may wish to explore the hotel options outside the city limits and closer to your destination. Hotels in the area of the Creation Museum range from bed and breakfasts to airport chains and casino resorts.

First Farm Inn

A bed and breakfast housed in a renovated 1870s farmhouse, the First Farm Inn is the closest hotel to the Creation Museum, located only two miles away in Petersburg, Kentucky. While the Inn is family-friendly and invites you to bring your children (and any well-trained pets), the atmosphere is also quite romantic and the Inn is known for both its weekend couples packages and girls' night getaways. Mid-week specials may entice those looking for a place to stay while visiting the Creation Museum. The First Farm Inn features two rooms with private baths, a hot tub, porch swing, horses and horseback riding lessons, as well as other outdoor activities including fishing and hiking that may supplement your Creation Museum visit. Scenic views of the rolling Kentucky hills and several rescued cats and dogs complete the cozy atmosphere at the Inn, and make this the place to stay for longer than just one night.

Airport Hotels

If you time your visit to the Creation Museum with your flight in or out of Cincinnati, you may wish to consider staying at one of the Cincinnati airport hotels. The Creation Museum is located only seven miles from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, and staying at an airport hotel may be a convenient way to both experience the museum and ensure you catch your flight. The Doubletree Cincinnati Airport Hotel, in the Hilton hotel chain, is one of these airport hotel options. The Doubletree offers free parking, a free hotel shuttle, wireless Internet, an indoor pool and fitness center, and a hotel restaurant. The Doubletree is family-friendly with a concierge service ready to offer other suggestions of Cincinnati area attractions beyond the Creation Museum. Other airport hotel options include the Cincinnati Airport Marriott and the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport.

Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati-Lawrenceburg

For those traveling to the Creation Museum by car, staying at a hotel with close proximity to the highway like the Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati-Lawrenceburg may be the most convenient. The Holiday Inn Express is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, just west of Cincinnati, and less than a 15-minute drive from the Creation Museum. The Holiday Inn is family-friendly, includes a refrigerator and microwave in every room, and is also located only 15 minutes from the Seagram's Distillery.

Hollywood Casino and Hotel

The Hollywood Casino and Hotel in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, a 15-minute drive from the Creation Museum, offers a variety of packages geared toward adult entertainment, including gift shop offers, lounge access, golf, casino promotions and show discounts. If you wish to visit the Creation Museum as part of a weekend getaway with friends or a romantic partner, a stay at the Hollywood Casino and Hotel rounds out your trip with entertainment options and upscale suites. With a steakhouse and buffet as well as nightly concerts put on by Hollywood Casino cover bands, the Hollywood seeks to keep their guests involved and entertained. This is not the place to simply stay a night after visiting the Creation Museum. Rather, staying at the Hollywood Casino and Hotel allows you to involve the Creation Museum as part of your total weekend getaway.


About the Author

Andrea Whyte has worked as an academic and commercial writer since 2005. She has contributed to the "Canadian Film Encyclopedia" and written informative articles as a copywriter for a major Internet-marketing firm. Whyte holds a Master of Arts in cinema studies from the University of Toronto.