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Region Redefined

Region Redefined

The Banks
As its name suggests, The Banks is nestled along the Ohio River between Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium and adjacent to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Banks offers something for everyone, from family-friendly restaurants to sports-friendly bars. Stop in for dinner before a game or drinks afterward at establishments such as Crave, Holy Grail,J ohnny Rockets, Mahogony's, Yard House and more!

Smale Riverfront Park
A new 45-acre park located along the region's historic riverfront adjacent to The Banks. Visitors can enjoy seasonal entertainment on the outdoor event stage or explore the promenade, visitor and bike center, labyrinth, interactive fountains, Black Brigade monument and the Moerlein Lager House.

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Now open, the downtown casino features 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games and a 31-table World Series of Poker room. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the casino’s restaurants including Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Jack Binion's Steak, Bobby's Burger Palace (first Ohio restaurant by celebrity chef Bobby Flay), The Spread Buffet and a 24/7 Starbucks.

Affectionately nicknamed “OTR” by locals, Over-the-Rhine has undergone a dramatic makeover and is now a place to see and be seen. The neighborhood’s pulse runs along Vine and Main Streets, where you’ll find hip boutiques, trendy eateries, lively watering holes and stellar art galleries. Grab a to-go waffle from Taste of Belgium or sip beer from a glass boot at Bakersfield OTR. Party into the wee hours at Neon’s Unplugged and Japp's or pick up fashion-forward threads at Couture Couture Boutique. Better yet, take a guided walking tour with Cincinnati Brewery Tours to learn about OTR’s brewing history.

Washington Park
Bring your friends, bring your kids and bring the dog, because this drastically renovated park has something for everyone. Completed in July 2012, Washington Park is centrally located in Over-the-Rhine across from historic Music Hall. It boasts an open-air performance stage, interactive water park, playground and a fenced-in dog park. Take a Frisbee when you visit the sprawling civic lawn, which can hold up to 10,000 patrons during events. A diverse events calendar offers everything from jazz ensembles to yoga, and the 24-hour underground parking garage means convenient access. New restaurants near the park include The Anchor and Zula.

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Interactive fountain at Washington Park

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