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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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Rankin House

East

Approximately 37.08 miles from your location

Rankin House

East

Approximately 37.08 miles from your location

Revered John Rankin preached for several years in Kentucky but decided to move his family across the Ohio River to the free state of Ohio. In 1825, he built the house on... Read more

Revered John Rankin preached for several years in Kentucky but decided to move his family across the Ohio River to the free state of Ohio. In 1825, he built the house on Liberty Hill with its proximity to the river and its owner's hatred of slavery, the Rankin home became a stopping point for slaves. Around 2,000 escaped slaves... Read More

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Elementz

Downtown

Approximately 7.60 miles from your location

Elementz

Downtown

Approximately 7.60 miles from your location

Where street art meets street smart, Elementz is an urban oasis of hope and a catalyst of change for Cincinnati’s inner-city youth. What began as a way to get kids off the... Read more

Where street art meets street smart, Elementz is an urban oasis of hope and a catalyst of change for Cincinnati’s inner-city youth. What began as a way to get kids off the streets in 2001 has transformed into a thriving Urban Arts Center that fosters talent, ignites potential and inspires possibilities. Elementz helps build... Read More

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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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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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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Cincinnati Fire Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location
Cincinnati Fire Museum (photo: Cincinnati Fire Museum)

Cincinnati Fire Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location

In 1853, Cincinnati established the first paid professional fire department in the United States. The Cincinnati Fire Museum highlights the significant contributions that... Read more

In 1853, Cincinnati established the first paid professional fire department in the United States. The Cincinnati Fire Museum highlights the significant contributions that Cincinnati has made to the firefighting profession. Its mission is to share and celebrate the history of firefighting in Cincinnati while providing a unique... Read More

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YWCA Women’s Art Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.38 miles from your location

YWCA Women’s Art Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.38 miles from your location

The YWCA Women’s Art Gallery was established in 1993 to empower local women artists. Although primarily serving the Greater Cincinnati area, the gallery has been proud to... Read more

The YWCA Women’s Art Gallery was established in 1993 to empower local women artists. Although primarily serving the Greater Cincinnati area, the gallery has been proud to host several shows featuring women artists from around the world. As a forum for women’s issues relating to important YWCA programs and services, the gallery... Read More

Glendale Heritage Preservation Museum and Gift Shop

North

Approximately 12.92 miles from your location

Glendale Heritage Preservation Museum and Gift Shop

North

Approximately 12.92 miles from your location

Operated by the Glendale Heritage Preservation, the Museum is housed in the former Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Depot built in 1880 to replace the original... Read more

Operated by the Glendale Heritage Preservation, the Museum is housed in the former Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Depot built in 1880 to replace the original 1854 wooden structure which was leveled by fire. Viewdisplays that change three to four times a year. Watch a quick video and learn why Glendale is a historic... Read More

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Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

North

Approximately 17.40 miles from your location

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

North

Approximately 17.40 miles from your location

Since opening November 9, 1995, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati has come to be known as an organization built on strong interfaith relations, cross-cultural... Read more

Since opening November 9, 1995, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati has come to be known as an organization built on strong interfaith relations, cross-cultural understanding, and service to one and all. Greater Cincinnati Muslims of all ethnicities and backgrounds gather here to pray, socialize and learn. The larger community... Read More

American Classical Music Walk Of Fame

Downtown

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

American Classical Music Walk Of Fame

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

The American Classical Music Walk of Fame in Washington Park, a project of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, is the only project in existence that combines... Read more

The American Classical Music Walk of Fame in Washington Park, a project of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, is the only project in existence that combines classical music, mobile technology, public spaces, and a dancing fountain.  An interactive classical music application that is integrated into a major urban park... Read More

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Findlay Market

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location
Findlay Market

Findlay Market

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location

Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions. The Market is located just blocks from downtown in... Read more

Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions. The Market is located just blocks from downtown in Over-the-Rhine, a dense historic neighborhood rich in 19th century architecture. Open Tuesday through Sunday, Findlay Market is open year-around with three... Read More

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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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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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W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Museum

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.57 miles from your location

W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Museum

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.57 miles from your location

The W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Museum is a privately owned collection, dedicated to works of enamel art and craft, from historical antique Limoges paintings to a... Read more

The W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Museum is a privately owned collection, dedicated to works of enamel art and craft, from historical antique Limoges paintings to a large collection of contemporary works by some of the finest artists in the field. The museum houses over 600 pieces of enamel art. The art works are very... Read More

21c Museum Hotel

Downtown

Approximately 7.35 miles from your location
21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel

Downtown

Approximately 7.35 miles from your location

Located in the center of the action in downtown Cincinnati - adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 21c... Read more

Located in the center of the action in downtown Cincinnati - adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a 156-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural civic center. The museum and hotel is located in the 100-year-old... Read More

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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

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Wyoming Fine Arts Center

North

Approximately 10.35 miles from your location

Wyoming Fine Arts Center

North

Approximately 10.35 miles from your location

Since its founding in 1995, the Wyoming Fine Arts Center has become one of this region’s premier community art centers. We offer more programs to more students than... Read more

Since its founding in 1995, the Wyoming Fine Arts Center has become one of this region’s premier community art centers. We offer more programs to more students than virtually any other center in Greater Cincinnati. And we believe our personal approach to each student’s success is what sets us apart. The Wyoming Fine Arts Center... Read More

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Newport is Haunted

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.42 miles from your location

Newport is Haunted

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.42 miles from your location

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport where cloaked guides will lead you by lantern-light and enthrall you with tales of murder, suicide and even... Read more

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport where cloaked guides will lead you by lantern-light and enthrall you with tales of murder, suicide and even decapitation. Learn the horrifying origin of Bobby Mackey’s wicked haunting and discover the details around several of Newport’s vicious and unsolved crimes.... Read More

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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 and... 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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Riverside Food Tours: Madison Avenue Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.28 miles from your location
Madison Ave (photo: Riverside Food Tours)

Riverside Food Tours: Madison Avenue Tour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.28 miles from your location

Discover why people Lov the Cov!  Treat yourself to a VIP experience every Sunday morning as we taste our way through the heart of this historic city, beginning at... Read more

Discover why people Lov the Cov!  Treat yourself to a VIP experience every Sunday morning as we taste our way through the heart of this historic city, beginning at the chic boutique Hotel Covington.  On our 3 hour culinary experience, we not only taste delicious food from local family owned restaurants, we visit the... 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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HighStreet

Downtown

Approximately 6.98 miles from your location

HighStreet

Downtown

Approximately 6.98 miles from your location

HighStreet is an award winning design studio and lifestyle store. They offer a large selection of furniture, fabrics, fragrance, fashion, antiques, gifts, and accessories...

HighStreet is an award winning design studio and lifestyle store. They offer a large selection of furniture, fabrics, fragrance, fashion, antiques, gifts, and accessories.

Paint By The Glass

North

Approximately 18.42 miles from your location

Paint By The Glass

North

Approximately 18.42 miles from your location

Bottoms up and brushes up! At Paint By The Glass, a local professional artists will teach you how to paint your own work of art in less than three hours, while you enjoy... Read more

Bottoms up and brushes up! At Paint By The Glass, a local professional artists will teach you how to paint your own work of art in less than three hours, while you enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Classes are fun and easy and great for both kids and adults.

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Dinsmore Homestead

South > Southwest

Approximately 24.41 miles from your location

Dinsmore Homestead

South > Southwest

Approximately 24.41 miles from your location

The Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historic site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the... Read more

The Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historic site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking trails developed in cooperation with the Kentucky Nature Conservancy and the Boone County Parks Department. It is a resource for students and scholars and... 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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Rookwood Pottery Factory & Artisan Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.87 miles from your location
Rookwood tile, Roebling Bridge

Rookwood Pottery Factory & Artisan Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.87 miles from your location

Experience the beauty and intricacy of Rookwood Pottery firsthand as guides share the intriguing history of Rookwood in the Queen City while learning the story behind the... Read more

Experience the beauty and intricacy of Rookwood Pottery firsthand as guides share the intriguing history of Rookwood in the Queen City while learning the story behind the famous name. See the country’s greatest craftsmen at work and find out what makes each piece of Rookwood Pottery so very special. Presented by American Legacy... Read More

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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

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-acres along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include splash grounds and water play areas, playground, picnic area, Carol Ann's Carousel,... Read more

Located on 45-acres along Cincinnati's downtown riverfront, park features include splash grounds and water play areas, playground, picnic area, Carol Ann's Carousel, Moerlein Lager House and more. See this map for all the features. Part of Cincinnati Parks

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Whitehall Plantation Museum

South > Southeast

Approximately 29.82 miles from your location

Whitehall Plantation Museum

South > Southeast

Approximately 29.82 miles from your location

Built in 1809 by Arthur Thome, Whitehall is listed on the national register as a part of the Underground Railroad. This private home features exquisite gardens, and rare... Read more

Built in 1809 by Arthur Thome, Whitehall is listed on the national register as a part of the Underground Railroad. This private home features exquisite gardens, and rare antique furniture. The highlights include gorgeous parlor sets by the revolutionary furniture maker, John Henry Belter, as well as pieces by the famous artisan... Read More

St. Francis Seraph Parish

Downtown

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location
St. Francis Seraph

St. Francis Seraph Parish

Downtown

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

Built on the former site of Christ Church and it’s adjacent cemetery, all of the remaining bodies were entombed in a crypt below the altar of St. Francis Seraph which was... Read more

Built on the former site of Christ Church and it’s adjacent cemetery, all of the remaining bodies were entombed in a crypt below the altar of St. Francis Seraph which was consecrated in 1859.

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Row House Gallery & Custom Framing

East

Approximately 6.87 miles from your location

Row House Gallery & Custom Framing

East

Approximately 6.87 miles from your location

Family-owned and operated framing business displaying fine art.

Family-owned and operated framing business displaying fine art.

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.

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1305 Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.42 miles from your location

1305 Gallery

Downtown

Approximately 7.42 miles from your location

Art gallery featuring work by local artists  

Art gallery featuring work by local artists  

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