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Things to Do In and Around Cincinnati

Did you know …

…..Cincinnati’s Roebling Bridge (1867) is a smaller version of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Until the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, it was the longest bridge in the world. It remains open to foot and car traffic. https://roeblingbridge.org

…..There are large, riverside murals on the Kentucky floodwalls, right outside Embassy Suites. There are 18 to enjoy. https://cincinnatiusa.com/things-to-do/attractions/riverfront-floodwall-mural-tour

…. Findlay Market (1852) in the Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine (OTR) area is Ohio’s oldest surviving municipal market house. It has open air and inside shops with a variety of meats, sweets, cheeses, breads, gifts and always something interesting. http://www.findlaymarket.org/

… Mother of God (Mutter Gottes Kirche) Catholic Church in Covington was the mother-parish to several other German parishes. It has spectacular twin towers, murals from a Vatican artist and stain glass windows imported from Munich. https://explorekyhistory.ky.gov/items/show/349 and http://mother-of-god.org/

… The Cincinnati Redlegs were the first professional baseball team. As part of the 150 year anniversary celebration in 2019, Mr. Redlegs benches were erected around the area. While visiting Cincinnati, have your picture taken on one or more of the 24 benches: https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/blog/21065073/heres-where-you-can-find-all-of-the-mr-redlegs-benches-in-cincinnati

… The widely associated symbol of Cincinnati, the Tyler Davidson Fountain, located in Fountain Square in downtown was built at the Royal Bronze Foundry in Bavaria. It is the symbolic center of Cincinnati and is where the city gathers for fun, food and enjoyment. The square is the site of the annual Christkindlmarkt. http://www.myfountainsquare.com/

… Cincinnati has many German bars, breweries and restaurants to enjoy. Two German areas are Over-the-Rhine (OTR) (https://cincinnatiusa.com/article/hit-town-historic-over-rhine) in Cincinnati and Mainstrasse Village in Covington. OTR received its name from German immigrants that referred to the Miami Canal that flowed through the area, as The Rhine. Mainstrasse Village (http://www.mainstrasse.org/) has a German gothic clock tower, antique and gift shops, cafes and bars.

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Parks to visit in the Downtown Cincinnati Area:

Smale Park/Sawyer Point – West Mehring Way, Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/smale-riverfront-park/

Washington Park – 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio https://washingtonpark.org

Eden Park – 950 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/central/eden-park/

A few things to do while in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens – 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220 513—241-4700 http://cincinnatizoo.org

New this year, Plan-ahead Pricing allows visitors to save by purchasing tickets for select dates online in advance. Prices for traditionally lower traffic days, such as Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will be as much as half less than those purchased for the most popular days. Prices will go up based on demand for certain days, so buy early to get the best rate.

Cincinnati Museum Center – 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 513-287-7000 https://www.cincymuseum.org

Underground Railroad Freedom Center – 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-333-7500 https://www.freedomcenter.org

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame – 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-765-7926 https://www.cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/hof

Carew Observation Tower – 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Observation deck and gift shop are open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 7:00 PM.

Please visit https://cincinnatiusa.com/things-to-do/attractions, for additional things to do around Cincinnati. We hope you enjoy the Queen City as much as we do.