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The Village of Ripley sits on the beautiful Ohio River 50 miles southeast of Cincinnati. Whatever your pleasure, be it boating, camping, shopping, dining or experiencing our rich abolitionist history, Ripley welcomes you.

Ripley has a proud and rich history.  The community and its citizens participated in the Underground Railroad in the 19th century, helping thousands of slaves attain their freedom. Visitors can see where those desperate for freedom emerged from the Ohio River and the historic homes of Revered John Rankin, John Parker and others who helped them begin their new lives.

Ripley offers boat launching ramps, four campgrounds, antique and craft shops, festivals, restaurants, wineries, museums, a bed and breakfast, a vacation rental house and many other sites to enjoy.

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Come enjoy a stroll in Ripley's historic downtown or along the banks of the Ohio River while you enjoy an adult beverage!

Ripley has a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area or "DORA" where adults can purchase alcohol in designated cups and walk freely in our DORA district.  Each drink requires the purchase of another cup and all laws regarding alcohol still apply.

Our DORA district is open from noon to midnight Thursday through Saturday and on all federal holidays.  The district is clearly marked by signs and patrons are asked to remain in the district while consuming alcohol.

We look forward to seeing you during our next outdoor concert or other events or just to enjoy a quiet sunset over the river!

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