Signature Cincinnati USA

From professional sports and renowned events to unique cultural attractions and award-winning family adventures, Signature Cincinnati USA is your guide to the experiences that define this picturesque river region. Whether planning your first visit or returning for an exciting getaway, be sure to include plenty of these Signature Cincinnati USA experiences and your visit will be filled with endless fun and memories that last a lifetime!

  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

    Downtown

    Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    Downtown

    Who Dey! The Cincinnati Bengals, members of the North Division of the AFC in the NFL, take to the field each fall at Paul Brown Stadium, a cornerstone of Cincinnati's riverfront... Read more

  • Kings Island

    North

    With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions plus Soak City Waterpark, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions.

  • Creation Museum

    South

    The Creation Museum, designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, presents a "walk through history" in a state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum that brings the pages of... Read more

  • Jungle Jim's International Market Fairfield

    North

    Jungle Jim’s International Market is a place where the first rule is to treat customers like gold. The second is to have fun doing it. People come from several states away for the... Read more

  • Newport Aquarium

    South

    While exploring Newport Aquarium's million gallons of fun, guests have the opportunity to touch a shark, play in the interactive frog bog and even pet a penguin during the Penguin... Read more

  • Cincinnati Reds

    Downtown

    Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River, Great American Ball Park is the home of the Cincinnati Reds and is praised for innovative features, breathtaking views and affordable... Read more

  • New Riff Distilling

    South

    Kentucky Bourbon and whiskey drinkers - rejoice! The northernmost stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is now located in Newport, Kentucky! Free tours offer a firsthand look at the... Read more

  • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

    Downtown

    Cincinnati’s downtown casino features 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games and a 31-table World Series of Poker® room. Choose from a multitude of dining and drink options including

  • Cincinnati Art Museum

    Uptown

    Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years.

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

    Downtown

    The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as a monument to freedom bringing to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world, throughout... Read more

  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    Uptown

    Feed a giraffe or meet a new animal friend during an Animal Encounter at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Africa exhibit. Take the kids for a ride on the Safari Train or for... Read more

  • Coney Island & Sunlite Pool

    East

    Coney Island features Sunlite Pool, the world's largest recirculating swimming pool with over 2 acres and 3 million gallons of water fun, plus several water slides including The... Read more

  • Findlay Market

    Downtown

    Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions.

  • IKEA West Chester

    North

    IKEA West Chester offers a wide variety of family-friendly services to make your shopping experience fun for not just Mom and Dad but the kids as well!

  • BB Riverboats

    South

    Take a cruise with BB Riverboats, a staple of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky riverfront for more than 30 years, and learn about the history of the river, take in a magnificent meal,... Read more

  • Findlay Market Opening Day Parade

    March

    Opening Day in Cincinnati, an unofficial local holiday and tradition dating back to 1920, begins with the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade followed... Read More

  • International Butterfly Show

    April

    Cascading waterfalls, colorful parrot fish, and mysterious stone sculptures will set the stage for thousands of free flying butterflies who flutter... Read More

  • Flying Pig Marathon

    May

    Attracts runners from all over the world who enjoy its picturesque course as well as the family-oriented fitness events throughout the weekend... Read More

  • Taste of Cincinnati USA

    May

    The nations's longest-running culinary arts festival, Taste of Cincinnati USA feeds hundreds of thousands of guests each Memorial Day Weekend.... Read More

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Quaker State 400

    July

    Each July, you'll find the biggest names in NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway for a weekend of racing that concludes with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series... Read More

  • Buckle Up Music Festival

    July

    A three-day, six-stage music bash on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. Be sure to "hold on tight" during this celebration... Read More

  • Red, White and Boom

    July

    All-American celebration with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performing patriotic favorites and concluding with Rozzi's Famous Fireworks.

  • Bunbury Music Festival

    July

    Bunbury is a three-day alternative and indie rock music festival that takes place on six-stages with over 80 performances along the banks of the Ohio... Read More

  • Cincinnati Music Festival

    July

    What began in 1962 as Ohio Valley Jazz Festival has evolved into a spectacular two-day R&B music celebration held each summer at Paul Brown... Read More

  • Western & Southern Open

    August

    Held annually at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason, the Western & Southern Open is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States still... Read More

  • Lumenocity

    August

    Making its triumphant debut in 2013, LumenoCity inspires and delights thousand of viewers with a one-of-a-kind live illuminated concert experience.

  • Cincinnati Bell / WEBN Fireworks at P&G Riverfest

    August

    Cincinnati Bell / WEBN Fireworks at P&G Riverfest is Cincinnati USA's booming, end-of-summer blowout that concludes with one of the largest... Read More

  • Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion

    August

    This 3-day cultural weekend event brings people together to focus on the historic strengths and traditional values of the Black Family.

  • Glier's Goettafest

    August

    Each August, experience this family-friendly, appetite-satiating, weekend-long festival devoted to enjoying a regional specialty: goetta.

  • MidPoint Music Festival

    September

    Each September, experience MidPoint Music Festival which brings 175 international, national and regional artists to perform on multiple stages... Read More

  • Ohio Renaissance Festival

    September

    Live the legend in this authentically recreated 30-acre, 16th-century English village. Rub elbows with nobility and be entertained by hundreds of... Read More

  • Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati

    October

    The second-largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world (the first being the original in Munich, Germany), Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a three-day... Read More

  • Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains

    November

    More than 300 miniature rail cars and 60 engines run along 1,000 feet of track at this Cincinnati Museum Center annual holiday event.

  • A Christmas Carol

    December

    Each December Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents this loving production of Dickens’ classic ghost story which remains faithful to the story of... Read More

  • Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker

    December

    Celebrate the magic of the holidays each year with Cincinnati Ballet as the beloved story of Clara and her nutcracker doll turned handsome prince... Read More

  • Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland

    December

    Each holiday season at Newport Aquarium, Santa dons his scuba gear and swims with the fishes, sharks, turtles and more all while interacting with the... Read More

  • PNC Festival of Lights

    December

    Grab a hot cocoa and celebrate the season as you stroll through themed areas of the Cincinnati Zoo featuring nearly two million LED lights each... Read More

  • Redsfest

    December

    Meet players and coaches, enjoy the kids fun zone, get autographs and much more at this premier fan fest celebrating the Cincinnati Reds each... Read More

  • Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove

    Downtown

    Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove make up a mile long stretch of park along Cincinnati's riverfront between Smale Riverfront Park and Berry International Friendship Park.

  • Roebling Suspension Bridge

    South

    When the Roebling Suspension Bridge opened to traffic in 1867 connecting Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, its span of 1057 feet was the longest in the world. John A.

  • Music Hall

    Downtown

    Located in Over-the-Rhine overlooking Washington Park, Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,

  • Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

    South

    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... Read more

  • Carew Tower Observation Deck

    Downtown

    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... Read more

  • Purple People Bridge

    South

    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... Read more

  • Smale Riverfront Park

    Downtown

    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... Read more

  • Washington Park

    Downtown

    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... Read more

  • World Peace Bell

    South

    You'll want to swing by Newport to visit the World Peace Bell: the largest, free-swinging bell in the world.

  • Fountain Square

    Downtown

    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... Read more

  • Krohn Conservatory

    Uptown

    Built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era, step into Krohn Conservatory where more than 3,500 plant species from around the world are showcased. Krohn changes throughout the year... Read more

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