The Taft Museum of Art is, for any art enthusiast, an enriching and exciting outing. Located in a 19th-century National Historic Landmark called the Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House, the museum contains art from all over the world. Its collections include porcelain artifacts, European and American paintings, decorative artifacts, furniture, sculptures, and works of art by Rembrandt, Goya, Reynolds, Gainsborough, and many more greats. Today, apart from its regular exhibitions, the museum also hosts a number of events including photography exhibitions, music events, workshops, educational programs, and more.
This quirky museum is dedicated to the art of American signage. Owner and proprietor, Tod Swormstedt, has put together a massive collection of over 500 vintage signs once found throughout the country. An avid collector, his compilation ranges from advertisements to shiny Las Vegas neon lights. Take a guided tour through the museum and be entertained with fun and interesting stories of the life and times of American signs.
Located along the Ohio River, Eden Park is one of the most scenic and attractive parks in the region, not surprising offering something for everyone. History buffs can admire architectural landmarks like the Elsinore Arch and Eden Park Stand Pipe that call this garden home. The park also has an art museum, the Krohn Conservatory, a beautiful lake with a kids play area, and a number of viewing points boasting panoramic views of the scenic Ohio River. Eden Park is also a great spot for a casual stroll through the trees. Day or night, it's a must-visit when in the area.
The only museum of its kind, Vent Haven Museum houses an extremely large collection of ventriloquist dolls! These collections belong to William S. Berger, who had a passion for such figures, and spent years accumulating them. Berger, besides collecting, also started a magazine on the prospects of ventriloquism, and maintained contact with several individuals in this profession. He was also the President of the International Brotherhood of Ventriloquists for about 20 years. The museum is known to house more than 700 ventriloquist figures, and sees thousands of visitors each year.
Chateau Laroche, also known as the Loveland Castle, was built by Boy Scout and World War I medic, Harry D. Andrews. Andrews was known to be a medievalist, meaning he preferred sword combats over gun fire and weaponry. His castle also represents his medieval affinity, which was built with stones from the nearby Little Miami River, and molded bricks. Today, the castle is run by the Knights of the Golden Trai(KOGT), who were Harry's troop of Boy Scouts. Chateau Laroche offers tours to visitors, and is also available for private events.
The Williams Howard Taft National Historic Site stands as a monumental avenue in the Cincinnati region of the U.S. State of Ohio. The site occupies a land area of 3 acres (12,140 square meters). It is predominantly a Taft house that was constructed in the year 1842. The structure is a marvelous depiction of the Greek Revival style of architecture. The site is a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark. It is also registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Elsinore Arch also said to be the Elsincore Castle that reflects in it's appearance is inspired from Hamlet. This building was constructed for the Cincinnati water works. The Cincinnati hosts the Shakespearean Dramatic Festival at the Music Hall, featuring Hamlet which is a main highlight of the festival.
The Lloyd Brothers were passionate pharmacists who began building the Lloyd Library and Museum back in 1919. For over a century, this treasure chest of information has come to the aid of several medical students and custodians of science. Over 200,000 books that occupy the library's shelves cover topics ranging from pharmaceuticals, medicinal plants, alternative therapies, pharmacognosy, horticulture and they also have books detailing medical practices that prevailed across cultures. The museum on the other hand is home to a collection of pharmaceutical paraphernalia used by the Lloyd Brothers. A collection of old photographs, awards, etc are also a part of the museum.
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is an unique museum which displays over two hundred years of history of firefighting. Located in the birthplace of professional firefighting; the museum is housed in a 1907 Court Street Firehouse which was registered under the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. They have on display various artifacts used for firefighting and also honor firefighters who have made a mark in the history of firefighting. Another attraction of the museum is one of the oldest fire engines . They also have various other interactive displays.
The Dayton Street Historic District was once the area where affluent and rich industrialists had built their residences. Owing to that, it was also referred to as the Millionaire’s Row; Hauck House Museum and mayor George Hatch House are few of the landmark properties of this district.