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

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North

Approximately 24.93 miles from your location
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North

Approximately 24.93 miles from your location

The LM&M takes you back in time on its 1930s train. Ride in closed cars or the open gondola car through scenic Warren County, as the conductor shares railway history... Read more

The LM&M takes you back in time on its 1930s train. Ride in closed cars or the open gondola car through scenic Warren County, as the conductor shares railway history and lore. The LM&M's specialty rides are a treat for all ages. Kids love the Magic Train, Clifford's Big Red Train Ride, A Day Out with Thomas and others.... 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.

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. 

Lunken Airport

East

Approximately 2.97 miles from your location
Lunken Airport

Lunken Airport

East

Approximately 2.97 miles from your location

Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport is a City-owned airport with three runways on the eastern side of Cincinnati. Lunken Airport was permanently established in 1925 and... Read more

Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport is a City-owned airport with three runways on the eastern side of Cincinnati. Lunken Airport was permanently established in 1925 and formally dedicated in 1930. Several corporations in the Cincinnati area use Lunken Airport for their corporate flights. Charter flights and sightseeing tours... 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

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

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location
Book Fountain at Main Library

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

The Main Library serves as the hub of the entire Library system as well as the “neighborhood library” for thousands of downtown workers and residents. With one of the... Read more

The Main Library serves as the hub of the entire Library system as well as the “neighborhood library” for thousands of downtown workers and residents. With one of the finest collections of materials among public libraries in the U.S., the Main Library attracts more than one million users annually. In addition to the standard... Read More

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

Purple People Bridge

South

Approximately 6.50 miles from your location
Purple People Bridge

Purple People Bridge

South

Approximately 6.50 miles from your location

First opened in 1872 as Cincinnati's first railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River, the L&N Railroad Bridge evolved through the years to accommodate streetcar,... Read more

First opened in 1872 as Cincinnati's first railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River, the L&N Railroad Bridge evolved through the years to accommodate streetcar, pedestrian and automobile traffic before becoming a pedestrian-only bridge in May 2003 and was given the nickname Purple People Bridge. At 2,670 feet in length, it... 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 one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that... Read more

The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. See major works by Rembrandt, Hals, Goya, Gainsborough,... Read More

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Approximately 8.84 miles from your location
Behringer-Crawford Museum

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Approximately 8.84 miles from your location

Behringer-Crawford Museum in the historic Devou family home (c. 1848 - 1880) opened to the public in 1950. It was so named because it featured the natural history... Read more

Behringer-Crawford Museum in the historic Devou family home (c. 1848 - 1880) opened to the public in 1950. It was so named because it featured the natural history collections of West Covington native and world traveler, William Behringer, and in honor of the museum's first curator and noted archeologist, Ellis Crawford. Today,... Read More

Washington Park

Downtown

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

Washington Park

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

This newly renovated park located across from historic Music Hall includes a playground for kids with a play castle, climbing wall, sandbox and slides; interactive water... Read more

This newly renovated park located across from historic Music Hall includes a playground for kids with a play castle, climbing wall, sandbox and slides; interactive water features with more than 130 pop-up jets to provide cool relief on hot days; historic restored bandstand gazebo for weekly live music; a fenced-in dog area with... 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.

Drake Planetarium & Science Center

Uptown

Approximately 6.44 miles from your location

Drake Planetarium & Science Center

Uptown

Approximately 6.44 miles from your location

Drake Planetarium & Science Center has been providing science education since 1982 to children throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The Drake Planetarium's seating... Read more

Drake Planetarium & Science Center has been providing science education since 1982 to children throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The Drake Planetarium's seating capacity is 70 visitors per show and programs are available for audiences ranging from preschool age to senior citizens. During the school year, we offer... Read More

Mount St. Joseph University

West

Approximately 14.12 miles from your location
Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University

West

Approximately 14.12 miles from your location

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity, the college became Mount St. Joseph University on July 1, 2014. The Mount reflects a breadth of academic programming and... Read more

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity, the college became Mount St. Joseph University on July 1, 2014. The Mount reflects a breadth of academic programming and services to prepare graduates who are career-ready and leadership focused. We maintain high academic expectations and integrate programs with ethical leadership... Read More

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. 

Crone Cottage

South

Approximately 5.76 miles from your location

Crone Cottage

South

Approximately 5.76 miles from your location

Offering folk art, collectibles, stain glass, goddess art, fairy art, jewelry, cards, whimsical yard ornaments, wind chimes, stepping stones, and gnomes. One of a kind... Read more

Offering folk art, collectibles, stain glass, goddess art, fairy art, jewelry, cards, whimsical yard ornaments, wind chimes, stepping stones, and gnomes. One of a kind art is available for purchase in our gift gallery. Crone Cottage features the artworks of many talented regional artists. Also available is a large assortment... Read More

The Cozy Cottage

South

Approximately 5.88 miles from your location

The Cozy Cottage

South

Approximately 5.88 miles from your location

Local Handcrafts and Gifts Handmade, unique items from local sources. Also clothes for your American Girl Doll and Bitty Baby, as well as shoes, accessories and... Read more

Local Handcrafts and Gifts Handmade, unique items from local sources. Also clothes for your American Girl Doll and Bitty Baby, as well as shoes, accessories and furniture.

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

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