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Find Visual Arts, Culture & History in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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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Eisele Gallery

East

Approximately 3.26 miles from your location

Eisele Gallery

East

Approximately 3.26 miles from your location

The Eisele Gallery is one of Cincinnati's oldest galleries specializing in original paintings from 18th, 19th, and 20th century American and European artists. The Eisele... Read more

The Eisele Gallery is one of Cincinnati's oldest galleries specializing in original paintings from 18th, 19th, and 20th century American and European artists. The Eisele Gallery purchases, consigns, and sells their artwork.

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.79 miles from your location

Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Downtown

Approximately 8.79 miles from your location

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the... Read more

Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the greater Cincinnati area, the state of Ohio and the Old Northwest Territory. Today, it houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the... Read More

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James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

South > Southwest

Approximately 8.57 miles from your location

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

South > Southwest

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

1919: The Year that Changed Baseball

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location
1919: The Year that Changed Baseball (photo: American Legacy Tours)

1919: The Year that Changed Baseball

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location

American Legacy Tours, in conjunction with the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum are proud to present the new 1919: The year that changed baseball walking tour of... Read more

American Legacy Tours, in conjunction with the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum are proud to present the new 1919: The year that changed baseball walking tour of downtown Cincinnati, celebrating Cincinnati’s central role in shaping the game of baseball. This tour focuses on the events and activities surrounding the controversial... Read More

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Roebling Suspension Bridge

South

Approximately 7.24 miles from your location
Roebling Suspension Bridge

Roebling Suspension Bridge

South

Approximately 7.24 miles from your location

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... Read more

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. Roebling, whose next project was the Brooklyn Bridge, is the engineer responsible for creating this iconic feature of our region's skyline which is now a... Read More

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Kenton County Public Library - Covington

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.20 miles from your location

Kenton County Public Library - Covington

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.20 miles from your location

The Covington branch is on the corner of 5th and Scott in downtown Covington. Free parking is provided. Library computers include Microsoft Office, Internet access and... Read more

The Covington branch is on the corner of 5th and Scott in downtown Covington. Free parking is provided. Library computers include Microsoft Office, Internet access and black & white or color printing. You will need a Library card to access the computers. Copy machines are available for color or black & white copying.... Read More

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 Aviation Heritage Society & Museum

East

Approximately 2.98 miles from your location
Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society Museum

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum

East

Approximately 2.98 miles from your location

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum is a 501c3 organization focused on the history of General Aviation and Air Transport.    Visitors to the... Read more

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum is a 501c3 organization focused on the history of General Aviation and Air Transport.    Visitors to the museum will learn about the history of Lunken Airport and other airports in the area dating back to the 1920’s. They will also learn about aircraft built in Cincinnati such... Read More

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Glendower Historic Mansion

North

Approximately 24.71 miles from your location
Glendower Mansion

Glendower Historic Mansion

North

Approximately 24.71 miles from your location

Located on a hill overlooking downtown Lebanon, Glendower is one of the finest examples of residential Greek Revival architecture found in Ohio. This historic mansion... Read more

Located on a hill overlooking downtown Lebanon, Glendower is one of the finest examples of residential Greek Revival architecture found in Ohio. This historic mansion was erected in 1845 and was given the name “Glendower” by its original owner, John Milton Williams, to honor the Welsh prince and hero Owen Glendower. The house... Read More

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Beyond the Bricks: Outdoor Building Tour of Cincinnati Music Hall

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location
Music Hall - Beyond the Bricks Tour

Beyond the Bricks: Outdoor Building Tour of Cincinnati Music Hall

Downtown

Approximately 7.78 miles from your location

Join us for a 90-minute outdoor walking tour of this National Historic Landmark. The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall’s knowledgeable guides take you “Beyond the... Read more

Join us for a 90-minute outdoor walking tour of this National Historic Landmark. The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall’s knowledgeable guides take you “Beyond the Bricks” for a 360 degree, around-the-building view of Cincinnati Music Hall’s history and fabulous architecture.   Learn about Music Hall’s design... Read More

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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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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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Cellarmen's Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location
Moerlein Tap Room

Cellarmen's Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Starting at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's Malt House Tap Room, this tour shares the stories of several historic Cincinnati breweries as well as the past... Read more

Starting at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's Malt House Tap Room, this tour shares the stories of several historic Cincinnati breweries as well as the past and present brewing traditions in Cincinnati. Learn about the men who built and worked in nineteenth century breweries and explore the dangerous working conditions,... Read More

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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

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Mercantile Library

Downtown

Approximately 7.30 miles from your location
Mercantile Library (photo: Andy Houston)

Mercantile Library

Downtown

Approximately 7.30 miles from your location

Everyone is welcome to visit the Mercantile Library, which has an express elevator to the Library on the 11th floor of the Mercantile Building. Most programs are open to... Read more

Everyone is welcome to visit the Mercantile Library, which has an express elevator to the Library on the 11th floor of the Mercantile Building. Most programs are open to the public, but use of the collection is for members. The book collection is general, including popular fiction and non-fiction, in print, ebook, and audio... Read More

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Music Hall

Downtown

Approximately 7.79 miles from your location
Music Hall in the fall (photo: Abby Erwin)

Music Hall

Downtown

Approximately 7.79 miles from your location

Located in Over-the-Rhine overlooking Washington Park, Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati... Read more

Located in Over-the-Rhine overlooking Washington Park, Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, and May Festival Chorus among other local performing arts organizations. Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation’s... Read More

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Dick Waller's Artplace

Downtown

Approximately 7.65 miles from your location

Dick Waller's Artplace

Downtown

Approximately 7.65 miles from your location

Dick Waller was a clarinetist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, but decided to start painting in 1974. He developed a style which he calls free association painting.... Read more

Dick Waller was a clarinetist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, but decided to start painting in 1974. He developed a style which he calls free association painting. His pieces are all titled “Contrasts” which describes his contrasting styles of painting and the contrast of colors he uses.

Lucky Cat Museum

Uptown

Approximately 6.26 miles from your location

Lucky Cat Museum

Uptown

Approximately 6.26 miles from your location

Most everyone recognizes Maneki Neko (Japan's "Lucky Cat"). Asian restaurants often have the happy waving cat greeting customers. The Cincinnati Lucky Cat Museum has over... Read more

Most everyone recognizes Maneki Neko (Japan's "Lucky Cat"). Asian restaurants often have the happy waving cat greeting customers. The Cincinnati Lucky Cat Museum has over 1,000 of these fortunate felines on display. Some are waving, some are not. Some are lefties, some righties, and some use both paws to invite luck. One... 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 History Museum

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location
Cincinnati History Museum (photo: Phil Armstrong)

Cincinnati History Museum

Downtown

Approximately 8.76 miles from your location

The Public Landing is the first phase of permanent exhibits to reopen in The Cincinnati History Museum (part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal) following the... Read more

The Public Landing is the first phase of permanent exhibits to reopen in The Cincinnati History Museum (part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal) following the remarkable restoration work done to Union Terminal. The immersive experience transports visitors back in time to the mid-19th century, to the creak of paddle... Read More

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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.

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Riverside Food Tours: Wine and Dine in Over the Rhine Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location
Riverside Food OTR Tour

Riverside Food Tours: Wine and Dine in Over the Rhine Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

Walk through the pages of history, as we stroll through Over the Rhine, just a few blocks north of downtown Cincinnati.  See for yourself the beautiful transformation... Read more

Walk through the pages of history, as we stroll through Over the Rhine, just a few blocks north of downtown Cincinnati.  See for yourself the beautiful transformation of a 360 acre historic neighborhood full of the trendiest restaurants in the city. Enjoy an evening stroll as we taste and sip the night away.  Dine at 4... Read More

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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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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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Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.15 miles from your location
Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Downtown

Approximately 7.15 miles from your location

The Reds Hall of Fame, which opened in 2004, is an interactive, historical museum dedicated to recognizing and celebrating Cincinnati Reds baseball. 

The Reds Hall of Fame, which opened in 2004, is an interactive, historical museum dedicated to recognizing and celebrating Cincinnati Reds baseball. 

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Aronoff Center for the Arts

Downtown

Approximately 7.34 miles from your location
Aronoff Center for the Arts

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Downtown

Approximately 7.34 miles from your location

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the state-of-the-art facility opened in October... Read more

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the state-of-the-art facility opened in October 1995. The Center consists of three stunning performance spaces: Procter & Gamble Hall, Jarson-Kaplan Theater and Fifth Third Bank Theater. In addition,... Read More

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Redtree Gallery

Uptown

Approximately 4.96 miles from your location
Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

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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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

Harmon Museum

North

Approximately 24.95 miles from your location
Warren County Historical Society Museum

Harmon Museum

North

Approximately 24.95 miles from your location

Housed in a 28,000-square-foot brick building, the Harmon Museum contains artifacts from prehistoric eras to the 1830s and mid-20th century periods. It holds more than 30... Read more

Housed in a 28,000-square-foot brick building, the Harmon Museum contains artifacts from prehistoric eras to the 1830s and mid-20th century periods. It holds more than 30 exhibits on three floor levels displaying thousands of items that will interest both young and old alike.

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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

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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Mount Adams Walks

Uptown

Approximately 6.63 miles from your location
Gottmer Bros. Ice, Mt. Adams Walking Tour

Mount Adams Walks

Uptown

Approximately 6.63 miles from your location

On this guided walking tour of historic Mount Adams, you’ll visit the Immaculata Church, location of the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage, and learn where the US Weather... Read more

On this guided walking tour of historic Mount Adams, you’ll visit the Immaculata Church, location of the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage, and learn where the US Weather Bureau and American Astronomy were born. See the original Rookwood Pottery, the Passionist Monastery, Cincinnati’s oldest Irish pub and the site of the Mount... Read More

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