A huge part of Cincinnati's transportation history, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal recounts the significance of this historical building. Built in the Art Deco style, this station was one of the last stations of its size ever built. Since opening in 1933, the station has been transformed and now houses three exciting museums: the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History and History, and Cinergy Children's Museum. Great for kids and adults of all interests, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a can't-miss cultural hub.
In the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood lies this 150-year-old park where many community activities take place. A popular spot for walking, jogging, and biking for locals, Washington Park boasts a playground and interactive water park. The park also hosts an array of cultural events like concerts, festivals, markets, and more. In 2012, Washington Park underwent extensive renovations that included an expansion and the addition of underground parking. Come for a quiet afternoon or local festivities, just don't miss out on Washington Park on your tour of Cincinnati.
This performing arts center is named after Ohio senator Stanley Aronoff. Designed by well-known architect Cesar Pelli, the Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, making it a premier performing arts venue around town. Events hosted here range from dance and theater productions to musicals and visual art exhibitions. Education programs, prominent events, and even tours are also offered here. Whether you prefer comedy or drama, audio or visual, you'll love the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
With ever-changing scenery, white linen table cloths, and a four-course meal, a dining experience aboard the Cincinnati Dinner Train is truly one-of-a-kind. Amble through the greater Cincinnati area as you dine on succulent dishes of prime rib, smoked salmon, and chocolate pecan pie in a vintage 1940's diner car. This unique experience is only available on Saturday evenings, so plan accordingly.
Over-the-Rhine is one of the largest neighborhoods in North America. Locally known as OTR, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Place. Tourists from all over head here for a glimpse of its 19th-century, Italianate architecture. It has previously been compared to the likes of the French Quarter in New Orleans and Greenwich Village in New York City. Notable and famous residents of this district include Buddy Gray, Jim Tarbell, and Venus Ramney. When in town, catch the Second Sunday On Main street festival featuring art exhibitions, craft vendors, food stalls and live entertainment.
You'll find the Cincinnati Art Museum nestled in scenic Eden Park. Inside is a collection that spans 60000 works and 6000 years, including pieces from Greece, Rome, America, Africa, and the East. The collection also spans a range of mediums, from paintings to sculptures and more. There's even a gallery dedicated to Cincinnati natives.
The history of Moerlein beers begins from 1853 CE with Christian Moerlein. One of the largest names in the brewing industry, the history of the brand is intricately linked to the history of beer as well as of the city of Cincinnati. Now, established after nearly a century, the Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom is open to visitors from Wednesday to Sunday. They also conduct tours from Friday at 7p, Saturday and Sunday at 1p and 3p.
Situated in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Brewery District is a site soaked in history. Once the social and economic heart of the city, the area earned its name due the number of breweries it houses. Considered to be the center of the city's beer history, the are now boasts one of the largest collection of original, pre-prohibition breweries and other historical buildings. Now one of the major tourist attractions in this part of the city, hordes of beer-lovers flock to Brewery District for its brew-fests, brew-trail and several beer-related events.
The 213 Listening Room is a multipurpose event space inviting locals to have great entertainment. The venue is open for rehearsals, film screening, poetry recitals, musical concerts and for big and small events. The locals also gather here for community events and group discussions. If you are looking for a small but comfortable place to socialize then don't forget to drop by here.
Woodward Theater is a historic event venue built in 1913. Various upcoming and established artists delight the audience with hip-hop, soul, R&B and other musical renditions. You can enjoy a drink in their bar area while enjoying the music. The versatile space also accommodates private events and parties.
Nestled in the Over the Rhine neighborhood, Jack Wood Gallery commemorates vintage poster art. Its collection from the early-19th and mid-20th Century offers a glimpse into the city's glorious past as a hub for printing companies. Each poster represents a lithographic and graphic design landmark with a historical significance and aesthetic pleasure. They are categorized into varied subjects such as American Literary, Movies, Food, Belle Epoque, World War and Travel, and are renowned among art collectors and culture connoisseurs.