Arts, Culture & History

Find Arts, Culture & History in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region is steeped in a rich history and legacy. The revitalization of historic neighborhoods and the scenic riverfront – coupled with the fact that Cincinnati is one of only 13 U.S. cities with professional companies in all five arts: ballet, opera, fine art museums, symphony and theater – makes the region a vibrant area for arts, culture and history. Experience the German heritage in our festivals and events, marvel at the Art Deco architecture in buildings throughout the area, and delve below the streets to relive the history of such a unique river region.

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Queen City Underground & Ultimate Underground Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location
Queen City Underground Tour

Queen City Underground & Ultimate Underground Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Learn about Cincinnati’s hidden history on one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. (National Geographic, 2012). Enjoy a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to... Read more

Learn about Cincinnati’s hidden history on one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. (National Geographic, 2012). Enjoy a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America’s largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings in the Gateway District that were home to over 130 saloons, bars and beer gardens, and theaters... Read More

Cincinnati Brewery District Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.64 miles from your location
Cincinnati Brewery Tours

Cincinnati Brewery District Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.64 miles from your location

Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is home to one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition brewery architecture, in the middle of one of the largest historic... Read more

Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is home to one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition brewery architecture, in the middle of one of the largest historic districts in the country. Over the Rhine Brewery District offers tours of the breweries, cellars, and tunnels that were the heart of Cincinnati's brewing... Read More

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Approximately 8.44 miles from your location
Esquire Theater marquee

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Approximately 8.44 miles from your location

The Esquire is located just north of Cincinnati in Clifton, at 320 Ludlow Ave. The Esquire shows foreign films, as well as small independent features. On Wednesday's only... Read more

The Esquire is located just north of Cincinnati in Clifton, at 320 Ludlow Ave. The Esquire shows foreign films, as well as small independent features. On Wednesday's only, patrons may purchase discounted movie tickets for $6 each. At that time, they will receive a coupon for a 20 percent discount at the participating area... Read More

Roebling Murals

South

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location
Roebling Murals

Roebling Murals

South

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location

Led by artist Robert Dafford, a team of artists created a magnificent illustration of the history of Covington. Depicting a variety of scenes from the meeting of General... Read more

Led by artist Robert Dafford, a team of artists created a magnificent illustration of the history of Covington. Depicting a variety of scenes from the meeting of General George Rogers Clark, Simon Kenton, and Daniel Boone on the mouth of the Licking River to Jacob Price, a local African American leader of the late 1800s, the... Read More

5th Street Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.48 miles from your location
5th Street Gallery Interior

5th Street Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.48 miles from your location

The 5th Street Gallery is a collaborative of Cincinnati-area artists presenting fine art glass, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, jewelry, floral and wearable... Read more

The 5th Street Gallery is a collaborative of Cincinnati-area artists presenting fine art glass, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, jewelry, floral and wearable arts. Outstanding works of art by members and frequent shows by guest artists make this a must-visit gallery for art lovers. The gallery also provides a unique... Read More

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

South

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location
St. Mary's Cathedral of the Basilica

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

South

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location

Originally opened as St. Mary's Church in 1837, the first Roman Catholic Church in Covington, by 1895 the St. Mary's Cathedral was nearly complete: the interior being... Read more

Originally opened as St. Mary's Church in 1837, the first Roman Catholic Church in Covington, by 1895 the St. Mary's Cathedral was nearly complete: the interior being modeled after the Abbey Church of St. Denis in Paris while the facade would mirror Notre Dame de Paris. Built in the 13th Century French-Gothic style, and... Read More

Vent Haven Museum

South

Approximately 9.97 miles from your location
Vent Haven Museum

Vent Haven Museum

South

Approximately 9.97 miles from your location

The world's only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism. Vent Haven Museum is the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. The museum is in... Read more

The world's only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism. Vent Haven Museum is the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. The museum is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, just 5 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fountain Square

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location
Fountain Square

Fountain Square

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location

Eat lunch under the sun, check out what’s playing on the video board, or take part in the multitudes of free programming including music, movies and special events.... Read more

Eat lunch under the sun, check out what’s playing on the video board, or take part in the multitudes of free programming including music, movies and special events. Presiding over the Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati. 

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

South

Approximately 8.57 miles from your location
James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

South

Approximately 8.57 miles from your location

Battery Hooper, one of the few remaining Civil War defensive positions left in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, represents a time when the community came together in a... Read more

Battery Hooper, one of the few remaining Civil War defensive positions left in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, represents a time when the community came together in a crisis. In September of 1862 -- 142 years ago this September --men, women, and children worked together to erect an eight-mile defensive line from Ludlow to... Read More

American Classical Music Walk Of Fame

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location
Washington Park fountains, Music Hall

American Classical Music Walk Of Fame

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

The American Classical Music Walk of Fame in Washington Park, a project of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, is the only project in existence that combines... Read more

The American Classical Music Walk of Fame in Washington Park, a project of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, is the only project in existence that combines classical music, mobile technology, public spaces, and a dancing fountain.  An interactive classical music application that is integrated into a major urban park... Read More

Duke Energy Children's Museum

Downtown

Approximately 8.74 miles from your location
Duke Energy Children's Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center

Duke Energy Children's Museum

Downtown

Approximately 8.74 miles from your location

Duke Energy Children’s Museum, part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, is consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. Exhibits encourage... Read more

Duke Energy Children’s Museum, part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, is consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. Exhibits encourage kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Discover hands-on fun for kids of all ages in our eight educational and... Read More

Newport is Haunted

South

Approximately 6.42 miles from your location

Newport is Haunted

South

Approximately 6.42 miles from your location

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport where cloaked guides will lead you by lantern-light and enthrall you with tales of murder, suicide and even... Read more

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport where cloaked guides will lead you by lantern-light and enthrall you with tales of murder, suicide and even decapitation. Learn the horrifying origin of Bobby Mackey’s wicked haunting and discover the details around several of Newport’s vicious and unsolved crimes.... Read More

Bank of Kentucky Center

South

Approximately 6.17 miles from your location

Bank of Kentucky Center

South

Approximately 6.17 miles from your location

Open since 2008, the Bank of Kentucky Center is a 10,000 seat, state-of-the-art arena featuring first-class concerts, family shows and a wide variety of sporting events.... Read more

Open since 2008, the Bank of Kentucky Center is a 10,000 seat, state-of-the-art arena featuring first-class concerts, family shows and a wide variety of sporting events. The Bank of Kentucky Center is located on the campus of Northern Kentucky University and is the home to NKU’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams. 

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Downtown

Approximately 7.34 miles from your location
Aronoff Center for the Arts

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Downtown

Approximately 7.34 miles from your location

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the state-of-the-art facility opened in October... Read more

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the state-of-the-art facility opened in October 1995. The Center consists of three stunning performance spaces: Procter & Gamble Hall, Jarson-Kaplan Theater and Fifth Third Bank Theater. In addition,... Read More

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

North

Approximately 7.80 miles from your location
Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

North

Approximately 7.80 miles from your location

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education responds to the 21st century challenge of educating a post-Holocaust society. Dedicated to curriculum development, teacher... Read more

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education responds to the 21st century challenge of educating a post-Holocaust society. Dedicated to curriculum development, teacher training and innovative educational programs for all communities, religious and secular, local and worldwide, The Center promotes tolerance, inclusion and... Read More

Civil War Cincinnati

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Civil War Cincinnati

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Take a tour of the Queen City to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped the outcome of the bloodiest conflict in American history. Discover the heroic... Read more

Take a tour of the Queen City to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped the outcome of the bloodiest conflict in American history. Discover the heroic accomplishments of the Black Brigade and their Medal of Honor winner, and learn the exploits of the first all-German regiment in the Civil War, the “Dutch Devils... Read More

ArtWorks

Downtown

Approximately 7.50 miles from your location
The Singing Mural

ArtWorks

Downtown

Approximately 7.50 miles from your location

Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact through three... Read more

Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact through three strategic programming areas: Public Art, including an extensive mural program; an art therapy division, ArtRx; and an entrepreneurial arm, Creative Enterprise. To... Read More

Spirit of Christmas

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Spirit of Christmas

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Wind through the Gateway Quarter, where you will visit churches of local and national significance. Share in history and traditions of the area. Visit St. Francis Seraph... Read more

Wind through the Gateway Quarter, where you will visit churches of local and national significance. Share in history and traditions of the area. Visit St. Francis Seraph Church, where patrons can view numerous nativity scenes from around the world, and a highly detailed Charles Dickens Village. St. Francis also hosts a full... Read More

National Steamboat Monument

Downtown

Approximately 6.97 miles from your location
National Steamboat Monument

National Steamboat Monument

Downtown

Approximately 6.97 miles from your location

Rising above the concrete slopes of Cincinnati’s Public Landing at Sawyer Point is a three-story, 60 ton, exact replica of the original red paddle wheel from the American... Read more

Rising above the concrete slopes of Cincinnati’s Public Landing at Sawyer Point is a three-story, 60 ton, exact replica of the original red paddle wheel from the American Queen riverboat.  It is positioned about 40 feet off the ground, above a series of 24 metal smokestacks in what is known as the Dan and Susan Pfau Whistle... Read More

Waldschmidt Homestead Historical Site

North

Approximately 7.98 miles from your location

Waldschmidt Homestead Historical Site

North

Approximately 7.98 miles from your location

The Waldschmidt Homestead is a fully-restored 1804 home on its original site. Built by Christian Waldschmidt, a Revolutionary War veteran, the homestead was settled as... Read more

The Waldschmidt Homestead is a fully-restored 1804 home on its original site. Built by Christian Waldschmidt, a Revolutionary War veteran, the homestead was settled as part of the Ohio frontier’s New Germany community (now Camp Dennison). Camp Dennison was the site of the Union army’s largest training installation. The... Read More

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