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.
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.
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.
SCPA is part of the Cincinnati Public School system, offering K-12 arts education.
Often claimed to be the "birthplace of American paleontology", Big Bone Lick State Park was established on site of an ancient salt lick, which probably lured many animals. Perhaps best known for the wide range of fossils it incorporates, it is home to a 1000-pound (453.5 kilograms) mastodon skull, which occupies a place of honor among all of its displays. Apart from that, the Discovery Trail that's included in the park displays diorama and recreations of many prehistoric animals such as the bison, ground sloth, woolly mammoth and lots more. Apart from the many trails it offers, the Big Bone Lick State Park also includes a campground which finds many takers during pleasant weathers.