Attractions Here In Latonia

There's a lot to do here, where to start?

The Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

A non-profit organization working to preserve the historic rail artifacts of the region, featuring a permanent collection of historic equipment from the seven railroads entering Cincinnati. The collection is viewed as a self­ guided outdoor tour with printed map. Located at 315 West Southern Avenue, formerly the L&N Latonia Yard.

Totter's Otterville

“Village of Play, Discovery and Fun” for children up to age 9 and under in a secure indoor and outdoor environment Otterville also offers group events and birthday parties. Otterville is located in the Johnny’s Toy building in Latonia at Howard Litzler and Boron Drive. Telephone: 859-261-3484.

www.tottersotterville.com

Ritte's Corner Historic District

On the National Register Historic Districts*,

contains more than 82 acres with 43 buildings. The heart of the district is at the intersection of Decoursey, Southern and Winston Avenues. The area is significant for architecture, transportation and commerce between 1875 and 1945. The majority of buildings in the district were constructed between
1880 and 1930 as Latonia grew and prospered at the turn of the century. The corner was named for the Ritte’s family that constructed a building at 3634
Decoursey ca. 1885. This imposing structure was one of the earliest and largest brick structures in the community and it housed the popular Ritte’s saloon for many years.” The corner is anchored by four historic buildings and the Korean War Memorial with
fountain.

*”The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. The initiative’s goal is to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic …archeological
resources.”

The Korean War Memorial Plaza at Ritte’s Corner

The plaza showcases a two-tiered ornamental fountain, a brick wall with antique iron fencing and iron benches from Stewart Ironworks. A bronze plaque mounted on the wall lists the names of local soldiers who gave their lives in Korea. The plaza is paved with bricks commemorating veterans of the Korean and other wars, as well as Latonia neighbors and supporters. The planning, fund raising and construction of the plaza was led by VFW Post 6095 and Ritte’s East Neighborhood Group. The project was constructed by local contractors and members of the International Union of Bricklayers. The union members graciously donated their labor and expertise. Well-known local architect, Andy Piaskowy, donated the design. Funding for the project came from private donors, the City of Covington and Kenton County Fiscal Court.

Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club

Twin Oaks is a private golf course open to the public, built in 1926. The course features Bermuda grass fairways and Bentgrass greens, with a mix of mature trees sprinkled throughout. The beautiful club house built in 1998 hosts a full service proshop, bar & grill and veranda. Twin Oaks has been operating in Latonia for over 50 years. Located at 450 East 43ro Street in Latonia.

Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex

OPENING DAY FOR POOLS – JUNE 10
Water Park & Pools Open June 10 – August 6
Noon – 6 pm daily.

The complex is comprised of 35 acres containing 5 baseball fields, 3 soccer fields, walking trail and picnic shelter. The Covington Water Park Sprayground is ideal for children of all ages. The admission is free to Covington residents with a Covington pool pass. Athletic fields may be used with a permit. The park is located on 43rd St. near Decoursey Avenue. Call Covington Recreation Department at 292-2151 or visit www.covingtonky.gov for information about pool pass and permits.

CHURCHES

There are many beautiful and historic churches in Latonia, which are interesting to tourists as well as those looking for places of worship.

Name of Church Address Phone Faith
Holy Cross Church 3612 Church St. 859-431-0636 Roman Catholic
Runyan Memorial Christian Church 3625 Decoursey Ave. 859-581-5504 Christian-Disciples of Christ
Trinity Methodist 101 E. Southern Ave. 859-261-4041 United Methodist
Latonia Baptist 3800 Church St. 859-431-8004 Southern Baptist
Calvary Baptist 3711 Tibbatts Ave. 859-491-1955 Independent Baptist
First Evangelical Methodist 3820 Decoursey Ave. 859-431-1362 Evangelical Methodist
Latonia Christian 3900 Decoursey Ave. 859-261-8693 Independent Christian
Rosedale Baptist 407 E. 45th St. 859-261-0777 Southern Baptist
Faith Baptist 218 W. 33rd St. 859-261-1614
First Church of God 524 W. Southern Ave. 859-261-4040 Anderson Indiana – Church of God
Ashland Avenue Baptist 2735 Ashland Ave. 859-431-1624 Southern Baptist
Holy Cross Church 3612 Church St. 859-431-0636 Roman Catholic
Runyan Memorial Christian Church 3625 Decoursey Ave. 859-581-5504 Christian-Disciples of Christ
Trinity Methodist 101 E. Southern Ave. 859-261-4041 United Methodist
Latonia Baptist 3800 Church St. 859-431-8004 Southern Baptist
Calvary Baptist 3711 Tibbatts Ave. 859-491-1955 Independent Baptist
First Evangelical Methodist 3820 Decoursey Ave. 859-431-1362
Latonia Christian 3900 Decoursey Ave. 859-261-8693  Independent Christian
Rosedale Baptist 407 E. 45th St. 859-261-0777  Southern Baptist
Faith Baptist 218 W. 33rd St. 859-261-1614
First Church of God 524 W. Southern Ave. 859-261-4040
Ashland Avenue Baptist 2735 Ashland Ave. 859-431-1624  Southern Baptist