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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

Carew Tower Observation Deck

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location
Carew Tower

Carew Tower Observation Deck

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

Completed in 1930, Carew Tower stands 49 stories tall in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Visitors to the 49th floor Observation Deck can enjoy one of the city'... Read more

Completed in 1930, Carew Tower stands 49 stories tall in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Visitors to the 49th floor Observation Deck can enjoy one of the city's most spectacular views plus pick up a Cincinnati souvenier in the gift shop.  Carew Tower is also home to 25 shops, restaurants, and other amenities including the... Read More

Wolff Planetarium

Uptown

Approximately 15.95 miles from your location
Wolff Planetarium

Wolff Planetarium

Uptown

Approximately 15.95 miles from your location

One of the best secrets of the Cincinnati Parks is the Wolff Planetarium located at the Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods. This Spitz model A-1 planetarium was... Read more

One of the best secrets of the Cincinnati Parks is the Wolff Planetarium located at the Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods. This Spitz model A-1 planetarium was purchased in 1950, and is the oldest planetarium west of the Allegheny Mountains. Twenty adults can sit under the twelve foot dome to view the stars in all seasons... Read More

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater

Downtown

Approximately 8.81 miles from your location

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater

Downtown

Approximately 8.81 miles from your location

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal's Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater features a five-story, 72-foot-diameter, tilted, domed screen that surrounds... Read more

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal's Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater features a five-story, 72-foot-diameter, tilted, domed screen that surrounds viewers with super-sized images and exceptional visual and audio quality. Visit website for specific showtimes and details.

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location
Fire Museum of Cincinnati

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location

The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati highlights the significant contributions that Cincinnati has made to the firefighting profession. Its mission is to bring the... Read more

The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati highlights the significant contributions that Cincinnati has made to the firefighting profession. Its mission is to bring the traditions of firefighting to life – in a museum that helps save lives. In 1906, the building that now houses the museum was home to the Engine Company #45 Firehouse... Read More

U.S. Grant Birthplace Historic Site

East

Approximately 16.61 miles from your location

U.S. Grant Birthplace Historic Site

East

Approximately 16.61 miles from your location

Tour the birthplace of our 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant.

Tour the birthplace of our 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Downtown

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location
Duke Energy Convention Center

Duke Energy Convention Center

Downtown

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

Duke Energy Convention Center is located in the heart of Cincinnati USA, within easy walking distance to major hotels, shopping and restaurants. Designed with the meeting... Read more

Duke Energy Convention Center is located in the heart of Cincinnati USA, within easy walking distance to major hotels, shopping and restaurants. Designed with the meeting planner in mind, the center offers increased flexibility, improved design and the latest in technological advances and amenities. The DECC has more than 750,... Read More

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.48 miles from your location

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.48 miles from your location

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the... Read more

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the greater Cincinnati area, the state of Ohio and the Old Northwest Territory. Today, it houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the... 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

University of Cincinnati

Uptown

Approximately 8.09 miles from your location
University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

Uptown

Approximately 8.09 miles from your location

The University of Cincinnati is one of America's top public research institutions with a student population of more than 40,000. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been... Read more

The University of Cincinnati is one of America's top public research institutions with a student population of more than 40,000. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society, including co-op education, the oral polio vaccine, the first electronic organ, the first... Read More

Learning Through Art, Inc.

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Learning Through Art, Inc.

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Building Community Through Art Learning Through Art, Inc., a 501 c (3) non-profit performing arts education organization, is dedicated to providing quality performing... Read more

Building Community Through Art Learning Through Art, Inc., a 501 c (3) non-profit performing arts education organization, is dedicated to providing quality performing arts programs in support of arts education and community development encouraging multi-cultural awareness and understanding. Programs and services are... Read More

Taste the World at Findlay Market

Downtown

Approximately 7.80 miles from your location
Findlay Market

Taste the World at Findlay Market

Downtown

Approximately 7.80 miles from your location

Presented by Cincinnati Food Tours, experience a foodie trip around the world during this 90-minute guided tour of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market. Your $20 ticket... Read more

Presented by Cincinnati Food Tours, experience a foodie trip around the world during this 90-minute guided tour of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market. Your $20 ticket includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants where you'll meet the merchants, learn their history and products, and sample sips or small bites.... Read More

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

North

Approximately 6.71 miles from your location

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

North

Approximately 6.71 miles from your location

A PLACE FOR EVERYONE'S IMAGINATION TO GROW Dedicated to community and public enrichment, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center provides diverse and interactive arts programming... Read more

A PLACE FOR EVERYONE'S IMAGINATION TO GROW Dedicated to community and public enrichment, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center provides diverse and interactive arts programming that enhances the life of the surrounding communities through the arts. Housed in the historic Kennedy Mansion situated among majestic trees and luxurious... 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

Grant Schoolhouse

East

Approximately 29.72 miles from your location

Grant Schoolhouse

East

Approximately 29.72 miles from your location

Tour the schoolhouse of our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant.

Tour the schoolhouse of our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant.

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

Downtown

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

Downtown

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location

Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is a Greek revival structure located at 8th and Plum Streets in... Read more

Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is a Greek revival structure located at 8th and Plum Streets in downtown Cincinnati. Saint Peter in Chains was begun with the laying of its cornerstone on 20 May 1841, under the direction of then-bishop (later archbishop) John... 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

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Uptown

Approximately 5.94 miles from your location

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Uptown

Approximately 5.94 miles from your location

Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world... Read more

Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world through accessible world-class exhibits, studio programs, and publications. Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of insightful,... Read More

Heritage Village Museum

North

Approximately 12.62 miles from your location
Heritage Village Museum - Chester Park Train Station

Heritage Village Museum

North

Approximately 12.62 miles from your location

Heritage Village Museum engages visitors in entertaining educational activities that help them appreciate how changes in 19th-century family life in southwest Ohio relate... Read more

Heritage Village Museum engages visitors in entertaining educational activities that help them appreciate how changes in 19th-century family life in southwest Ohio relate to their own life experiences. Drive just 20 miles north from Cincinnati and return to small town life of 100 years ago. Heritage Village, a picturesque... Read More

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

South

Approximately 7.87 miles from your location

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

South

Approximately 7.87 miles from your location

Volunteer-run and aimed at preserving the railway artifacts of the region, the  Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati maintains over 80 units of railroad equipment... Read more

Volunteer-run and aimed at preserving the railway artifacts of the region, the  Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati maintains over 80 units of railroad equipment and acquires several new pieces each year to their home in the Latonia Rail Yard. Visitors are welcome to explore the museum on a self-guided tour every Saturday.... Read More

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