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Best Local Scene in Cincinnati

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Brewery District

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.

Cincinnati, OH, United States
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Over-the-Rhine

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.

Cincinnati, OH, United States
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Washington Park

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.

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Fountain Square

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.

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Great American Ball Park

Home of the famed Cincinnati Reds, the Great American Ball Park has been hosting devoted fans and sports enthusiasts since 2003. Replete with state-of-the-art technology and excellent seating, the stadium marked its eighth season in the top flight (the MLB) in the 2010 season. Fans will appreciate the Great American Ball Park's scenic and central location on the Ohio River, as well as the many amenities offered here. Check the website or call ahead for tickets and other information.

Cincinnati, OH, United States
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Paul Brown Stadium

Opened in 2000, this purpose-built stadium is home to the Cincinnati Bengals, an American Football team with a significant standing in the NFL (National Football League). With a capacity to seat a mammoth 65,515 spectators, the stadium boasts modern facilities for the fans as well as the teams and media-persons. Besides the normal seats, the stadium also offers plush private suites from where you can enjoy the game in peace. The stadium has ample concession options as well as a few fine dining ones for foodies. The collective roar of the fans on game days is something every Bengals fan should experience at Paul Brown. Check website for tickets and more.

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