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The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region is steeped in a rich history and legacy. The revitalization of historic neighborhoods and the scenic riverfront – coupled with our renowned art museums, iconic landmarks and Art Deco architecture – makes the region a vibrant area for visual arts, culture and history.

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Fort Ancient State Memorial

North

Approximately 26.34 miles from your location

Fort Ancient State Memorial

North

Approximately 26.34 miles from your location

The site includes 18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by American Indians and a museum. Fort Ancient offers exploration and learning both indoors and out.... Read more

The site includes 18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by American Indians and a museum. Fort Ancient offers exploration and learning both indoors and out. At the Fort Ancient Museum, visitors can look back at the three major technological themes of American Indian culture.

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Hillforest Mansion

West

Approximately 28.31 miles from your location

Hillforest Mansion

West

Approximately 28.31 miles from your location

Hillforest, overlooking the Ohio River, was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1891. Shipping and riverboats were... Read more

Hillforest, overlooking the Ohio River, was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1891. Shipping and riverboats were significant elements of the Gaff business and are reflected in the architecture of the home. Note the third floor belvedere resembling a pilot house. The style is... Read More

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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

Ombre Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.73 miles from your location

Ombre Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.73 miles from your location

Ombré Gallery specializes in contemporary art jewelry by artists and metalsmiths from across the United States and around the world. Our mission is to exhibit innovative... Read more

Ombré Gallery specializes in contemporary art jewelry by artists and metalsmiths from across the United States and around the world. Our mission is to exhibit innovative works using both traditional and non-traditional materials, techniques and subjects, while serving as a conduit to highlight the relationship between art,... Read More

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

North

Approximately 23.33 miles from your location
Fitton Center Exterior

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

North

Approximately 23.33 miles from your location

Expect the unexpected at the Fitton Center - Experience artistic, musical, educational and social opportunities designed with the community in mind. With rotating... Read more

Expect the unexpected at the Fitton Center - Experience artistic, musical, educational and social opportunities designed with the community in mind. With rotating galleries, a variety of class offerings, performances and other special events, there truly is something for everyone at the Fitton Center.

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Riverside Food Tours: Mainstrasse Village Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location
Mainstrasse Tour(Photo: Riverside Food Tours)

Riverside Food Tours: Mainstrasse Village Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location

If you like strolling through a charming German Village, our Saturday morning Mainstrasse Village Tour is made for you!  We visit 5 locally owned restaurants, plus... Read more

If you like strolling through a charming German Village, our Saturday morning Mainstrasse Village Tour is made for you!  We visit 5 locally owned restaurants, plus enjoy a small glass of wine, craft beer and sample 3 different bourbons! Relax and enjoy a short walk to Goebel Park to see a 100 foot tall clock tower with an... Read More

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Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.27 miles from your location

Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.27 miles from your location

The museum archives and honors the history of Dayton, Kentucky dating back to the first settlers in 1779. 

The museum archives and honors the history of Dayton, Kentucky dating back to the first settlers in 1779. 

Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.26 miles from your location

Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.26 miles from your location

Artifacts and records from two centuries of law enforcement in 600 communities of eight contiguous counties in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Artifacts and records from two centuries of law enforcement in 600 communities of eight contiguous counties in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

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Holy Cross–Immaculata

Uptown

Approximately 6.57 miles from your location
Immaculata Church, Mt. Adams Walking Tour (photo: R. VanPelt)

Holy Cross–Immaculata

Uptown

Approximately 6.57 miles from your location

Built in 1859 in the hilltop neighborhood of Mt. Adams, Immaculata became known as the Church of the Steps and the pilgrimage was known as “making the steps” or “praying... Read more

Built in 1859 in the hilltop neighborhood of Mt. Adams, Immaculata became known as the Church of the Steps and the pilgrimage was known as “making the steps” or “praying up the steps."

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Pinot's Palette

North

Approximately 19.42 miles from your location

Pinot's Palette

North

Approximately 19.42 miles from your location

Pinot's Palette is the a place where you can "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." At our studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative - no art experience required! In... Read more

Pinot's Palette is the a place where you can "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." At our studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative - no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage.

Cincinnati Observatory

Uptown

Approximately 3.86 miles from your location
Cincinnati Observatory (photo: Keith Allen)

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.

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Redtree Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 4.96 miles from your location
Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop (photo: Erin Woiteshek)

Redtree Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 4.96 miles from your location

Redtree Gallery features a selection of art from a wide variety of emerging and established artists. The gallery features affordable art within a coffee shop lounge... Read more

Redtree Gallery features a selection of art from a wide variety of emerging and established artists. The gallery features affordable art within a coffee shop lounge setting. 

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Lloyd Library and Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.76 miles from your location

Lloyd Library and Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.76 miles from your location

A collection covering medical botany, pharmacy, eclectic medicine, and horticulture.

A collection covering medical botany, pharmacy, eclectic medicine, and horticulture.

The Rosemary Clooney House Museum

South > Southeast

Approximately 29.71 miles from your location

The Rosemary Clooney House Museum

South > Southeast

Approximately 29.71 miles from your location

Thanks to the generous efforts of Dr. Steve Henry, former Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and his wife Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000, Rosemary Clooney's historical... Read more

Thanks to the generous efforts of Dr. Steve Henry, former Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and his wife Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000, Rosemary Clooney's historical home has been restored. The home is open to the public as a museum displaying an extensive collection of exhibits in honor of this legendary singer's life and... Read More

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Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location
Contemporary Arts Center (photo: @shamanslife)

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Founded in Cincinnati in 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary local women, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the United States... Read more

Founded in Cincinnati in 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary local women, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. The CAC provides the opportunity for all people to discover the dynamic relationship between art and life by... Read More

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Caza Sikes

Uptown

Approximately 4.95 miles from your location

Caza Sikes

Uptown

Approximately 4.95 miles from your location

Cincinnati's premiere gallery for fine art, fine craft, and exceptional, one-of-a-kind handmade pieces.

Cincinnati's premiere gallery for fine art, fine craft, and exceptional, one-of-a-kind handmade pieces.

Union Terminal Rotunda Tours

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (photo: @photogdslavey)

Union Terminal Rotunda Tours

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location

Celebrate Union Terminal’s restoration and learn about the building’s significant history with a 50-minute free Rotunda tour led by our Cincinnati Heritage Program docents... Read more

Celebrate Union Terminal’s restoration and learn about the building’s significant history with a 50-minute free Rotunda tour led by our Cincinnati Heritage Program docents. You’ll discover more about the construction, architecture and artwork of one of the world’s finest examples of art deco style. Hear details about the world-... Read More

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Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Approximately 9.25 miles from your location
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

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

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Riverside Drive Statue Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.17 miles from your location
John A. Roebling, Northern Kentucky Riverwalk Statue Tour

Riverside Drive Statue Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.17 miles from your location

Located in Covington’s Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood, the tour is comprised of seven life-like bronze statues of historical figures. Chief Little Turtle led a... Read more

Located in Covington’s Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood, the tour is comprised of seven life-like bronze statues of historical figures. Chief Little Turtle led a confederation of Miami, Delaware, and Shawnee. Simon Kenton was an early explorer. John James Audubon spent time here drawing and painting. Brought to America... Read More

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Cincinnati World Cinema

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location

Cincinnati World Cinema

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location

Small, independent movie theater showing first-run and classic, independent, international, docs and shorts. See website for upcoming films and schedule.

Small, independent movie theater showing first-run and classic, independent, international, docs and shorts. See website for upcoming films and schedule.

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Cincinnati Urban Adventures: The Nati in a Nutshell Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location
Nati-1 (Photo: Sherry Lachelle)

Cincinnati Urban Adventures: The Nati in a Nutshell Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location

We’re cramming all of Cincinnati into one big adventure! Explore the city’s natural riverfront beauty and amazing architecture while learning about its rich and diverse... Read more

We’re cramming all of Cincinnati into one big adventure! Explore the city’s natural riverfront beauty and amazing architecture while learning about its rich and diverse history. Throw in a streetcar ride, a visit to the local farmers’ market, views from way up high, and a few of Cincinnati’s favorite foods, and you’ll be ready... Read More

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Miller-Leuser Log House

East

Approximately 0.52 miles from your location

Miller-Leuser Log House

East

Approximately 0.52 miles from your location

Tour this 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. Oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its... Read more

Tour this 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. Oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of historical society will answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May.

Newport Gangster Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.44 miles from your location
Newport Gangster Tours

Newport Gangster Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.44 miles from your location

Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous... Read more

Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous, high energy presentation inside an old casino to explain the historic significance of Newport, and discover how this little town gave birth to the modern day... Read More

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William Henry Harrison Tomb Historic Site

West

Approximately 20.52 miles from your location

William Henry Harrison Tomb Historic Site

West

Approximately 20.52 miles from your location

Visit the tomb of our 9th president, William Henry Harrison.

Visit the tomb of our 9th president, William Henry Harrison.

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One Main Gallery 

East

Approximately 6.73 miles from your location

One Main Gallery 

East

Approximately 6.73 miles from your location

Art gallery featuring work by fresh and exciting local artists.

Art gallery featuring work by fresh and exciting local artists.

U.S. Grant Boyhood Home

East

Approximately 29.90 miles from your location

U.S. Grant Boyhood Home

East

Approximately 29.90 miles from your location

Built in 1823 by Jesse and Hannah Grant, additions to the home were made in 1825 and 1828, and many more times after it was sold in 1840's. Slated for demolition in the... Read more

Built in 1823 by Jesse and Hannah Grant, additions to the home were made in 1825 and 1828, and many more times after it was sold in 1840's. Slated for demolition in the early 1980's, the property was saved by John and Judy Ruthven. Designated a National Historic Landmark, it was opened for visitors in 1982. Today, after... Read More

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Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Approximately 8.44 miles from your location
Esquire Theatre (photo: @themadgabber)

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

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Cincinnati Urban Adventures: Beyond the River

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location
BeyondRiver1 (photo: Sherry Lachelle)

Cincinnati Urban Adventures: Beyond the River

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location

Discover a little piece of Germany across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati on this fabulous tour that blends architecture, history, natural beauty, food and drink... Read more

Discover a little piece of Germany across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati on this fabulous tour that blends architecture, history, natural beauty, food and drink — for those who want it all! Stroll past stately Civil War era mansions, fill up on tasty pizza, and raise a glass to our historic river town before stopping... Read More

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Cincinnati Urban Adventures: Cincy Uncorked

Downtown

Approximately 7.42 miles from your location
Cincinnati Urban Adventures (photo: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

Cincinnati Urban Adventures: Cincy Uncorked

Downtown

Approximately 7.42 miles from your location

Artisan wines, fantastic food, gorgeous architecture, and contemporary art -- we're uncorking the very best of Cincinnati on this tour! Come discover the real Cincy as we... Read more

Artisan wines, fantastic food, gorgeous architecture, and contemporary art -- we're uncorking the very best of Cincinnati on this tour! Come discover the real Cincy as we share city stories over wine tasting, innovative cuisine, an art walk, and a visit to a National Historic Landmark. Other Cincinnati Urban Adventures... Read More

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The Betts House

Downtown

Approximately 7.92 miles from your location

The Betts House

Downtown

Approximately 7.92 miles from your location

Built in 1804, the Betts House, Ohio's oldest brick house, is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati.  The Betts House offers... Read more

Built in 1804, the Betts House, Ohio's oldest brick house, is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati.  The Betts House offers exhibits and public programs on architecture, historic preservation, and building technologies. Tours of the house showcase its history and construction.  An ongoing... Read More

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Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum

South > Southwest

Approximately 4.20 miles from your location

Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum

South > Southwest

Approximately 4.20 miles from your location

The Ft. Thomas Community Museum's mission is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the cultural significance of our city; and to educate the public on the importance of our... Read more

The Ft. Thomas Community Museum's mission is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the cultural significance of our city; and to educate the public on the importance of our community's heritage. Fort Thomas was an induction center during WWI and WWII and over 80,000 were signed up for military duty on this very site. Dozens of... Read More

Pique

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.49 miles from your location

Pique

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.49 miles from your location

The space is an open ended art experiment. The common denominator is that workshops, classes, and events take place frequently in the context of 6 exhibitions that inhabit... Read more

The space is an open ended art experiment. The common denominator is that workshops, classes, and events take place frequently in the context of 6 exhibitions that inhabit the space over 12 months. Through our events we create opportunities, connections, and funding for artists and the community. We hope to blow your mind... Read More

Cincinnati Food Tours: The Original Findlay Market Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location
Taste the World at Findlay Market

Cincinnati Food Tours: The Original Findlay Market Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location

Experience a culinary trip around the world during this 90-minute guided tour of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market which stops at five specialty merchants... Read more

Experience a culinary trip around the world during this 90-minute guided tour of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market which stops at five specialty merchants where you'll meet the merchants, learn their history and products, and sample sips or small bites. Optional $5 add-on completes your tour with wine tasting at Market Wines... Read More

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