10 Things To Do In Cincinnati, Ohio


Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a thriving Ohio city where new and old coexist and where the Midwest and the South converge. Nicknamed the “Queen City” due to its tremendous growth shortly after settlement in the 1700’s, the city seems to be beaming with pride at her newly shined crown.

As a monument to freedom and to those who have been affected by acts of slavery throughout the world, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center discusses the importance of freedom, portrays the horrific struggles of past and present slavery around the world and is a somber reminder to never allow slavery history to repeat itself.

Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Take a Self-Guided Bridge Walking Tour

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Cincinnati is a city of bridges, with numerous spanning the Ohio River connecting the Queen City to Northern Kentucky’s riverfront.

Enjoy Sky High Views from atop the Carew Tower

Sitting as the highest elevated building in the city, the Carew Tower, built in 1930, is Cincinnati’s second tallest building.

Municipal Brew Works

The beautiful Art Deco building once housed a fire station and police department. Now the 80+ year Hamilton Municipal Building is a craft brewery named Municipal Brew Works.

Ride the Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar

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Linking riverfront attractions to northern downtown neighborhoods, the Cincinnati Bell Connector electric streetcar makes eighteen stops along a 3.6-mile loop at the city’s most popular attractions and neighborhoods.

Visit Over-the-Rhine

As the largest collection of 19th century Italianate architecture in the country, the historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other great places to visit in the Queen City include: The Banks, Smale Waterfront Park, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, watch a live performance at Music Hall, explore the city’s neighborhoods like Walnut Hills and Mount Adams, attend a Cincinnati Bengals or Cincinnati Reds game or say hello to Fiona, the adorable baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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