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.
Established in 1875, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest of its kind in America. Over 500 species of wildlife call this 65-acre (26-hectare) landscape home. The zoo offers visitors a plethora of fascinating exhibits and educational programs. Explore the Reptile House for its snakes, turtles, and alligators; Monkey Island for its playful primates; and Wings of the World for its penguins, flamingoes, and array of feathered friends. Families can also enjoy amusement rides and a 4D theater experience. When you've gotten your fill of exotic fauna, walk through the site's botanical gardens for exceptional flora and immediate tranquility.
Nestled in the heart of Cincinnati, Fountain Square dates to as far back as 1871. Having been the primary locus of the city's civic and commercial nuances, this iconic square has been an integral part of the city center ever since its inception, and array of restaurants, shops and offices lie strewn across its structural expanse. Perhaps the centerpiece of this sprawling square is the incredibly ornate, bronze-cloaked Tyler Davidson Fountain, which was built when local businessman Henry Probasco wanted to honor his brother-in-law. Popularly known as 'The Square', this cherished landmark comes alive with effervescent dusky hues come night, further accentuated by the mellow glow and gushing fervor of the fountain lying in the foreground. With its tagline 'Where Cincinnati Connects' doing justice to its communal, inclusive and spirited tenor, the Square is, indeed, an indelible landmark of the city. Fountain Square has played host to a string of well-known festivals and events including Oktoberfest, and continues to do so.
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati is one of the most important landmarks of the city as it is not only the oldest of its kind in Cincinnati but also among the largest in the nation. It is also considered to be among the top universities in the continent. This public research university offers comprehensive programs which includes medicine, allied health sciences, nursing, criminal justice, arts, sciences and applied science. Its main campus is a mix of old and new architecture and is one of the beautiful college campuses in town. As per Forbes in 2010, its campus is among the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Some of the interesting places within its campus are the Nippert Stadium, Armory Fieldhouse, Gettler Stadium, Marge Schott Stadium and Corbett Center for Performing Arts.
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 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.
Over-the-Rhine Brewery District was the heart of the city's beer brewing industry ever since the early 19th century until the days of prohibition. Today, this district is home to some of the best breweries in the state and organize special brewery tours that should not be missed when visiting the city. These tours take you on a journey through time as you admire 19th Century breweries that have been refurbished as well as some beautiful buildings that are examples of Classical architecture. This district also frequently organizes beer festivals and events that attract numerous visitors every year.
The Mount Anburn, located on a hilltop, was a historic destination among the elite, to get away from the bustle of city life. The opulent mansions with spectacular views reflect the architectural diversity with Federal, Greek Revival, Romanesque and Georgian styles. This district is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.