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What to See and Do In Cincinnati, Ohio

"The City of Seven Hills" {For the 7 hills Cincinnati is built on.}
"Queen City of the West" {By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow when
Cincinnati served as a 19th Century Rail and River hub.}
"The Queen City" (by Winston Churchill.)
"CINCY" {For those who could not spell.}
"CINCI" {For those who could not spell Cincy.}
"The NATI"
{Affectionate Name by Locals.}

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called it the "Queen City of the West." in the 19th Century when Cincinnati was an important rail and river hub.  Today it is a Midwest and International Air Hub as well as a dynamic urban center in the southwest of Ohio along the Ohio River. Cincinnati is physically connected to Kentucky by the Roebling suspension bridge.  Cincinnati was once the crossroads between the North and South and now serves as a historical landmark for the Underground Railroad and acts as good jumping off point to explore Kentucky and Indiana.

Uptown- 5 Minutes

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens One of top two Zoo's in United States.  Set in Beautiful Gardens.  Plan a whole day.  Must see their "Festival of Lights" Winter Wonderland - November - January.

University of Cincinnati                     Cincinnati State                Union Institute
Hebrew Union College                       Xavier University             Good Samaritan
University Hospital                            Children's Hospital           Christ Hospital              

Clifton Gaslight District with Shops and Restaurants.
Phuntsok Dechen Ling - Tibetan Buddhist Research and Retreat Gompa housing a Buddhist Inspired Bed and Breakfast with 21st Century Amenities.  People of all faiths can enjoy a Green Urban Ecology Hypoallergenic Environmental facility with Feng Shui, Buddhist Iconography and Expanded Business Traveler Amenities.

Mount Adams - 6 Minutes

 Named after President John Quincy Adams who gave the dedication address for what was then the world's most powerful observatory.  A monastery now sits on the spot.  Mt Adams is known for its Wine, Art, Entertainment and Architectural Styles.

Cincinnati Art Museum                  Cincinnati Art Academy                                        Playhouse in the Park                      Mirror Lake 
Krohn Conservatory                        Wessel Gallery of Cincinnati Art Club                                         
Parks, Trails, and Overviews
to walk, picnic and run in.
restaurants, nightclubs, taverns, and many specialty shops.
Home of the famous Rookwood Pottery
and since converted to the Rookwood Restaurant that serves meals in the old kilns.
The Celestial Restaurant - One of the nicest dining views in Cincinnati.  Jackets required.

Downtown - 7 Minutes 

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Ranks number one  in the nation for circulation per card holder and also ranks number one in the country for  holdings per capita. (10.9 items per person.)
William Howard Taft Museum
 One of two of President Taft's Cincinnati Homes.  Now a museum beautifully restored  featuring original carpets, artwork, furniture, and a gift shop.  A delightful little tour. 
Aronoff Center for the Arts - Live Performances and Concerts of all types.
Cincinnati Fire Museum See the history of firefighting in Cincinnati at this museum which has hands-on exhibits, restored antique firefighting equipment and more. Walking 3 floor tour of exhibits, theatre presentation, old time fire trucks, and safety.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and POPS
Music Hall 
World-renowned for its colorful history, stunning architecture and fine acoustics, offers informative and entertaining tours at no charge  Reservations are required in advance. For more information or to arrange a tour, call (513) 744-3419
Contemporary Art Center
Cincinnati Ballet 
Union Terminal - 15 Minutes.  Frank Lloyd Wright's " Train Station Masterpiece". Allow time to whisper across the Terminal's arches, walk through the cavernous station with skylights, vaulted ceiling, catwalks and historical mosaics. Plan to spend the day.
Cincinnati Museum Center is in the Terminal and houses the following attractions:

History Museum - Cincinnati's rich heritage in re-created scenes. 
OMNIMAX Theatre - Experience the thrill and awe of films on the five-story    wrap-around, domed screen. 
Cinergy Children's Museum -Action-packed hands-on fun for kids of ages. 
Cincinnati Historical Society Library - Explore the creatures and features of the ancient Ohio River Valley and the science that shaped them.

Jazz Blues Clubs
The Riverfront
features the Serpentine Wall, Riverboat excursions, many fine restaurants, parks, tennis courts, football and baseball stadiums, downtown shopping with Sax Fifth Avenue.

Kentucky - 20 minutes

Newport Aquarium - 20 Minutes
Features walk through glass tunnels.

Special Annual Events in Cincinnati, Ohio


June - Summerfair - Coney Island, Anderson.  Over 250 artists from around the nation sell their wares with country, jazz and pop band music.  Special shows, restaurants and arcades games in the backdrop of  the country's largest 2 acre swimming pool, pedal boats and amusement rides.

July - Newport Arts and Music Festival.  Local and regional art and music along with food and tours.

July - Fourth of July Celebration, Bicentennial Commons.  Strolling entertainment through the Park, volley ball tournament with Fireworks to top the evening at l0 pm.

July - U.S. Air and Trade Show, Dayton International Airport, Dayton, Ohio. (1 hour)  Blue Angels, the Army's Gold Knights precision parachute team, wing walkers, stunt pilots, constant flybys.  Hundreds of military planes on the ground.  Park at U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and tour the museum (World's largest air museum -open almost every day of the year.) before catching a shuttle to the air show.

August - County and State Fairs in the immediate tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. You're in farm country with fairs galore!

August - Renaissance Festival, Waynesville - every weekend between late August and mid-October.


September - Kitchen Bath & Design Show

September - Riverfest on Labor Day  the Ohio River, downtown -over 500,000 people for fireworks, food,     entertainment and air show.

September - Octoberfest -Zinzinnati - Over 500,000 people sing, dance and eat German.

October - Cincinnati Anqiues Festibal, Sharonville Convention Center.

November - Festival of Lights, Cincinnati Zoo - a must see "Winter Wonderland"of over 2 million lights, nativity, entertainment, food, live animals, ice skating, Mid November through first week of January.

December - Festival of Lights, Cincinnati Zoo - a must see "Winter Wonderland"of over 2 million lights, nativity, entertainment, food, live animals, ice skating, Mid November through first week of January.

December - New Year's Events, The Cincinnati area offers many different options.  Most downtown hotels, and nightclubs offer package evenings to welcome in the New Year.  The Symphony holds a formal event with concert and dinner.

December - The Nutcracker Ballet, Music Hall.


January -Festival of Lights, Cincinnati Zoo - a must see "Winter Wonderland"of over 2 million lights, nativity, entertainment, food, live animals, ice skating, Mid November through first week of January.

January - Custom Car Show
January - Travel Sport & Boat Show
January - RedsFest

February - Fine Arts Funds Sampler

March - Home & Garden Show, Sabin Convention Center - runs week long in early March.


April - Cincinnati Flower Show, Ault Park, Mount Lookout, One of the largest, well known open-air flower and garden festivals in the United States.  Clinics and seminars by growers, designers and florist from all over the world as well as miles of display exhibits.   Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain.

April - Krohn Conservatory Easter Display

April -
International Wine Festival,  Sabin Convention Center.

April -
Cinergy Field Opening Day

May - Appalachian Festival, Coney Island - biggest Appalachian craft show in the United States. 

May - Butterfly Show, Krohn Conservatory - Over 1200 butterflies to walk among including the world's largest butterfly. 

May - Flying Pig Marathon, Starts at Union Terminal.  A 26.2 mile marathon with runners from all over the world.  Includes a wheelchair and walkers division.

May - May Festival, Music Hall - Dating from 1873 with the oldest continuous choral and orchestral music festival in the United States. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, world renown opera soloists, University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Choir and Chorale, the Conservatory's Children's Choir and the Cincinnati Boychoir along with 250-all -volunteer May Festival Chorus.

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