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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 History Museum

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location
Cincinnati History Museum

Cincinnati History Museum

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location

Learn about Cincinnati’s past and early life in Ohio in the Cincinnati History Museum part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Explore a recreation of the... Read more

Learn about Cincinnati’s past and early life in Ohio in the Cincinnati History Museum part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Explore a recreation of the Cincinnati Public Landing of the late 1850s where you can step aboard a replica of the 94-foot side-wheel steamboat, the Queen of the West! Learn about Cincinnati... 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

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

Visionaries and Voices Tri-county and Corner Gallery

North

Approximately 14.04 miles from your location

Visionaries and Voices Tri-county and Corner Gallery

North

Approximately 14.04 miles from your location

"Where outsider art is always in." V... Read more

"Where outsider art is always in." V&V supports 130 artists in the two studios, presents major exhibits in the V&V Northside Gallery and Corner Gallery, conducts Outreach services for artists unable to attend the studios, provides job coaching for artists employed outside the studios and is working with 12 of the... Read More

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location
Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Located on 45-arces along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include the Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn, the Walnut Street Steps and interactive... Read more

Located on 45-arces along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include the Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn, the Walnut Street Steps and interactive fountain, the Main Street interactive fountain, the Black Brigade Monument, tree groves, a meditative labyrinth, Cincinnati Bike Center, Moerlein Lager House and 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

Cincinnati Observatory

Uptown

Approximately 3.86 miles from your location
Cincinnati Observatory

Cincinnati Observatory

Uptown

Approximately 3.86 miles from your location

Situated atop the rolling hillsides of Mt.Lookout, the Observatory is home to the world's oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. Two handsome... Read more

Situated atop the rolling hillsides of Mt.Lookout, the Observatory is home to the world's oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. Two handsome National Historic Landmark buildings; one designed in 1873 by Samuel Hannaford, complement the institution's park-like setting.

Union Terminal Rotunda Tours

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location
Union Terminal Rotunda

Union Terminal Rotunda Tours

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location

Step inside Union Terminal and take a closer look at one of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmarks. During this 45-minute tour, docents explain the construction,... Read more

Step inside Union Terminal and take a closer look at one of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmarks. During this 45-minute tour, docents explain the construction, architecture and art of one of the world’s finest examples of Art Deco. Hear details about the world-famous mosaic murals and visit the Harold C. Schott Cincinnati... Read More

The Carnegie

South

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location
The Carnegie

The Carnegie

South

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue hosting theater and concert events, children’s arts programs and art exhibitions. With five art... Read more

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue hosting theater and concert events, children’s arts programs and art exhibitions. With five art galleries, a magnificent turn-of-the-century theater, and a brand new education center, the Carnegie is one of the most prominent arts institutions in Northern... Read More

German Heritage Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

German Heritage Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Reservations are required for all tours. Group tours available by appointment. Tours are conducted by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, award-winning author and German-American... Read more

Reservations are required for all tours. Group tours available by appointment. Tours are conducted by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, award-winning author and German-American historian. Tours are available Saturdays and Sundays and also weekdays by appointment. Walking Tours of Over-the-Rhine - Tours begin at Central Parkway and... Read More

Art Beyond Boundaries

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

Art Beyond Boundaries

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

The Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery is a professional, main-stream fine art gallery where local and regional artists with disabilities display, market, and sell their... Read more

The Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery is a professional, main-stream fine art gallery where local and regional artists with disabilities display, market, and sell their artwork. The mission of the gallery is to promote awareness and understanding of artists with disabilities. The gallery strives to demonstrate to both the artists... Read More

Gallery 42 Fine Art

North

Approximately 18.61 miles from your location

Gallery 42 Fine Art

North

Approximately 18.61 miles from your location

Portraits, Openings and Receptions, Sculpture, U.S. Regional Art, Contemporary Art, Emerging Artists, Mixed Media Art, Multimedia and Video Art, Paintings and Drawings,... Read more

Portraits, Openings and Receptions, Sculpture, U.S. Regional Art, Contemporary Art, Emerging Artists, Mixed Media Art, Multimedia and Video Art, Paintings and Drawings, and Photography

Tri-State Warbird Museum

East

Approximately 8.68 miles from your location

Tri-State Warbird Museum

East

Approximately 8.68 miles from your location

A historic aviation museum dedicated to remembering those who fought for our freedom, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Museum is a 20,000 square... Read more

A historic aviation museum dedicated to remembering those who fought for our freedom, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Museum is a 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility which provides: An inviting atmosphere to facilitate the restoration and preservation of the aircraft, while maximizing the Museum... Read More

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Approximately 6.86 miles from your location
Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Approximately 6.86 miles from your location

The Taft Museum of Art is known as one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in about 1820, the Taft is home to nearly 700 works... Read more

The Taft Museum of Art is known as one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in about 1820, the Taft is home to nearly 700 works of art, including European and American master paintings; Chinese porcelains; and European decorative arts. The mission of the Taft Museum of Art is to... Read More

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

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. 

Music Hall

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location
Music Hall

Music Hall

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location

Located in Over-the-Rhine overlooking Washington Park, Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati... Read more

Located in Over-the-Rhine overlooking Washington Park, Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, and May Festival Chorus among other local performing arts organizations. Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation’s... Read More

American Sign Museum

Uptown

Approximately 9.44 miles from your location
American Sign Museum

American Sign Museum

Uptown

Approximately 9.44 miles from your location

Take a walk down Memory Lane and experience the history of America through a century of signage at this one-of-a-kind museum.  Tod Swormstedt, the owner and tour... Read more

Take a walk down Memory Lane and experience the history of America through a century of signage at this one-of-a-kind museum.  Tod Swormstedt, the owner and tour guide, is the former editor of the sign industry journal, Signs of the Times. Tod's 1-1/2 hour guided tour takes you through a century of sign history, beginning with... Read More

American Legacy Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location
American Legacy Tours

American Legacy Tours

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Explore the unique history and landmarks of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with a variety of guided walking tours. Tours include: Newport Gangster & Ultimate... Read more

Explore the unique history and landmarks of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with a variety of guided walking tours. Tours include: Newport Gangster & Ultimate Gangster Tours Queen City Underground & Ultimate Underground Tours Queen City is Haunted Rookwood Tour Haunted Covington Tour Newport is Haunted Tour Plus... Read More

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