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Purple People Bridge

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.50 miles from your location
Purple People Bridge

Purple People Bridge

South > Riverfront

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

Avon Woods

Uptown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Avon Woods

Uptown

Approximately 7.19 miles from your location

Located four miles from Downtown, this park boasts of extensive hiking trails, hills, and streams. They also offer nature day camps for children during the summer months.... Read more

Located four miles from Downtown, this park boasts of extensive hiking trails, hills, and streams. They also offer nature day camps for children during the summer months. Part of Cincinnati Parks  

Cincinnati Skirball Museum

Uptown

Approximately 8.32 miles from your location
Skirball Museum

Cincinnati Skirball Museum

Uptown

Approximately 8.32 miles from your location

The Skirball Museum in Cincinnati has a long history as one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. The first stage in the museum's development... Read more

The Skirball Museum in Cincinnati has a long history as one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. The first stage in the museum's development lasted for nearly a century, beginning when Hebrew Union College (HUC) opened in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1875 and over time began accepting donations of Judaic... Read More

Sharon Woods

North

Approximately 12.71 miles from your location
Sharon Woods

Sharon Woods

North

Approximately 12.71 miles from your location

Sharon Woods is a popular 730-acre park that features a visitor center with exhibits, gift shop and an accessible two-story indoor play area for children ages 2-12. The... Read more

Sharon Woods is a popular 730-acre park that features a visitor center with exhibits, gift shop and an accessible two-story indoor play area for children ages 2-12. The park is a popular spot to exercise outdoors with a 2.6-mile paved trail around the lake, a 1.0-mile fitness trail and the 0.7-mile Gorge nature trail. The... 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

Manifest Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 5.95 miles from your location

Manifest Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 5.95 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

Summit Park

North

Approximately 10.83 miles from your location
Summit Park

Summit Park

North

Approximately 10.83 miles from your location

Located at the corner of Glendale-Milford and Plainfield Roads, a 130-acre regional park in the heart of Blue Ash where visitors will enjoy interactive programming, unique... Read more

Located at the corner of Glendale-Milford and Plainfield Roads, a 130-acre regional park in the heart of Blue Ash where visitors will enjoy interactive programming, unique learning opportunities and year-round experiences in one of the region's most beautiful settings. This park is still developing more but the following... Read More

JACK Cincinnati Casino

Downtown

Approximately 7.15 miles from your location
JACK Cincinnati Casino

JACK Cincinnati Casino

Downtown

Approximately 7.15 miles from your location

No matter what you want to play, we’ve got your game. From the newest slots and table games to live poker, we’ve got 100,000 square feet of exciting, action-packed choices... Read more

No matter what you want to play, we’ve got your game. From the newest slots and table games to live poker, we’ve got 100,000 square feet of exciting, action-packed choices. Dining options include: Market District Buffet Prism Bobby's Burger Palace Starbucks Noodle 8  

Hoffner Park

Uptown

Approximately 9.86 miles from your location

Hoffner Park

Uptown

Approximately 9.86 miles from your location

Formerly known as Northside playground, this park has been restored to be the perfect locations for gatherings, fun, and family reunions.  Part of ... Read more

Formerly known as Northside playground, this park has been restored to be the perfect locations for gatherings, fun, and family reunions. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Wash Park Art

Downtown

Approximately 7.74 miles from your location

Wash Park Art

Downtown

Approximately 7.74 miles from your location

An intimate art gallery celebrating Cincinnati's creativity, located 3 doors south of Music Hall on Washington Park in historic Over-The-Rhine.

An intimate art gallery celebrating Cincinnati's creativity, located 3 doors south of Music Hall on Washington Park in historic Over-The-Rhine.

Riverfront Floodwall Mural Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location
Roebling Murals

Riverfront Floodwall Mural Tour

South > Riverfront

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

Devou Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 8.71 miles from your location
Devou Park

Devou Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 8.71 miles from your location

Located in the hills overlooking Covington, Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati, Devou Park offers a range of entertainment and recreational activities including theater,... Read more

Located in the hills overlooking Covington, Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati, Devou Park offers a range of entertainment and recreational activities including theater, symphony, nature trails, golf, tennis, scenic overlook area, picnic facilities, fishing, Behringer-Crawford Museum and the Drees Pavilion. Behringer-Crawford... 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. 

Goebel Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.83 miles from your location
Goebel Park

Goebel Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.83 miles from your location

When you see the historic German-style Carroll Chimes Clock Tower, you’ll know you’re at Goebel Park. The park offers walking trails, picnic shelters, a gazebo and... Read more

When you see the historic German-style Carroll Chimes Clock Tower, you’ll know you’re at Goebel Park. The park offers walking trails, picnic shelters, a gazebo and playground.

Christ Church Cathedral

Downtown

Approximately 7.11 miles from your location
Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Downtown

Approximately 7.11 miles from your location

While the parish was founded in 1817, the current cathedral is post-modern in design and was consecrated in 1957.

While the parish was founded in 1817, the current cathedral is post-modern in design and was consecrated in 1957.

Fernbank Park

West

Approximately 17.88 miles from your location
Fernbank Park

Fernbank Park

West

Approximately 17.88 miles from your location

The 58-acre park located right along the Ohio River offers a 1.2-mile paved trail, the 1.0-mile Sycamore nature trail, a playground and access to bank fishing on the Ohio... Read more

The 58-acre park located right along the Ohio River offers a 1.2-mile paved trail, the 1.0-mile Sycamore nature trail, a playground and access to bank fishing on the Ohio River. Two shelters and Fernbank Lodge are reservable. Part of Cincinnati Parks and Great Parks of Hamilton County  

Lytle Park

Downtown

Approximately 6.93 miles from your location
Lytle Park

Lytle Park

Downtown

Approximately 6.93 miles from your location

A park nestled in the middle of Downtown Cincinnati as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. PARTS OF THE PARK MAY BE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION UNTIL LATE... Read more

A park nestled in the middle of Downtown Cincinnati as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. PARTS OF THE PARK MAY BE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION UNTIL LATE 2018 Part of Cincinnati Parks

Buttercup Valley

Uptown

Approximately 10.40 miles from your location

Buttercup Valley

Uptown

Approximately 10.40 miles from your location

Located in Northside, this park is a favorite of locals due to its many hiking trails and beautiful scenery.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

Located in Northside, this park is a favorite of locals due to its many hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Glenway Woods

West

Approximately 10.45 miles from your location

Glenway Woods

West

Approximately 10.45 miles from your location

A nature preserve located in historic Price Hill. This preserve was founded in order to save the area from indiscriminate physical development.  Part of ... Read more

A nature preserve located in historic Price Hill. This preserve was founded in order to save the area from indiscriminate physical development.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Approximately 9.25 miles from your location
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Approximately 9.25 miles from your location

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, a National Historic Landmark, was chartered in 1845 and is the second largest cemetery in the United States, and the most beautiful... Read more

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, a National Historic Landmark, was chartered in 1845 and is the second largest cemetery in the United States, and the most beautiful according to thousands of visitors every year. Its 733 acres offer the public a magnificent arboretum, open air museum and tranquil sanctuary just minutes away... Read More

Kennedy Heights Park

North

Approximately 6.28 miles from your location

Kennedy Heights Park

North

Approximately 6.28 miles from your location

Kennedy Heights Park provides a pleasant neighborhood retreat. The park has picnic tables, play equipment, and a soccer field, as well as walking trails. Part of... Read more

Kennedy Heights Park provides a pleasant neighborhood retreat. The park has picnic tables, play equipment, and a soccer field, as well as walking trails. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Fort Thomas Landmark Tree Trail

South > Riverfront

Approximately 4.09 miles from your location

Fort Thomas Landmark Tree Trail

South > Riverfront

Approximately 4.09 miles from your location

This relatively short 1.1 mile trail features 14 landmark trees and various plant life. A great trail for kids although some of the hills are a bit steep and might be... Read more

This relatively short 1.1 mile trail features 14 landmark trees and various plant life. A great trail for kids although some of the hills are a bit steep and might be mildly challenging.

Bettman Nature Preserve

Uptown

Approximately 5.39 miles from your location

Bettman Nature Preserve

Uptown

Approximately 5.39 miles from your location

A collection of wooded acres donated in 1977 by Mrs. Arthur M. Bettman to preserve nature and provide a place for wildlife to flourish. The park is home to walking and... Read more

A collection of wooded acres donated in 1977 by Mrs. Arthur M. Bettman to preserve nature and provide a place for wildlife to flourish. The park is home to walking and biking trails as well as a wheelchair accessible nature center. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location
Weston Art Gallery (photo: Tony Walsh)

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Located inside Aronoff Center for the Arts, Weston Art Gallery is acclaimed for its eclectic mix of emerging and professional artists presented in museum-quality environs... Read more

Located inside Aronoff Center for the Arts, Weston Art Gallery is acclaimed for its eclectic mix of emerging and professional artists presented in museum-quality environs in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s restaurant and theater district. With galleries on two levels and 3,500 square feet of exhibition space, the Weston... Read More

Caldwell Nature Preserve

North

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Caldwell Nature Preserve

North

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Caldwell Nature Preserve hosts a variety of old and new trees and flora. It also is home to many different types of animals and wildlife as well as a wheelchair accessible... Read more

Caldwell Nature Preserve hosts a variety of old and new trees and flora. It also is home to many different types of animals and wildlife as well as a wheelchair accessible paved trail. Part of Cincinnati Parks

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

NKU Art Galleries

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.23 miles from your location
Northern Kentucky University (photo: Tim Sofranco)

NKU Art Galleries

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.23 miles from your location

It is the mission of the NKU Gallery to be a premiere venue for the exhibition of high quality art works from regional, national, and international artists. The gallery... Read more

It is the mission of the NKU Gallery to be a premiere venue for the exhibition of high quality art works from regional, national, and international artists. The gallery will serve as an exhibition forum for the community and region to view the work of traditionally under represented groups and individuals who have contributed... Read More

Mt. Airy Arboretum

West

Approximately 11.90 miles from your location

Mt. Airy Arboretum

West

Approximately 11.90 miles from your location

An arboretum featuring hundreds of different types of trees as well as garden areas and walking paths.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

An arboretum featuring hundreds of different types of trees as well as garden areas and walking paths. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Geier Esplanade

Uptown

Approximately 4.93 miles from your location

Geier Esplanade

Uptown

Approximately 4.93 miles from your location

A small stretch of land formerly known as Oakley Square, annually decorated with beautiful flowers and greenery.  Part of Cincinnati Parks

A small stretch of land formerly known as Oakley Square, annually decorated with beautiful flowers and greenery. Part of Cincinnati Parks

Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center

East

Approximately 3.56 miles from your location
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center

Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center

East

Approximately 3.56 miles from your location

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, an entertainment destination located in a park-like setting on the banks of the Ohio River, features live racing, pari-... Read more

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, an entertainment destination located in a park-like setting on the banks of the Ohio River, features live racing, pari-mutuel wagering, 1,500 video lottery games and six dynamic restaurants that include relaxed dining options, live and simulcast race viewing from the River Downs... Read More

Kenton County Public Library – William E. Durr

South > Southeast

Approximately 16.04 miles from your location

Kenton County Public Library – William E. Durr

South > Southeast

Approximately 16.04 miles from your location

The William E. Durr location of the Kenton County Public Library opened in January 2007. It is a 39,000 square-foot library, with 25,283 sq. ft. of public space. Features... Read more

The William E. Durr location of the Kenton County Public Library opened in January 2007. It is a 39,000 square-foot library, with 25,283 sq. ft. of public space. Features include a drive-through window, 2,000 sq. ft. meeting room, two study rooms, 15 station computer lab, 32 public access computers and a reading garden. The... Read More

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