Attractions

Museum in Cincinnati

Vent Haven Museum

Jeepers creepers! When you first glimpse the roomful of goggle-eyed wooden heads staring mutely into space, try not to run screaming for the door. (If you’ve seen the film Magic, you know what dummies are capable of…
Museum in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Museum Center

Two miles northwest of downtown, this museum complex occupies the 1933 Union Terminal, an art-deco jewel still used by Amtrak. The interior has fantastic murals made of local Rookwood tiles. The Museum of Natural Hi…
Museum in Cincinnati

American Sign Museum

This museum stocks an awesome cache of flashing, lightbulb-studded beacons in an old parachute factory. You’ll burn your retinas staring at vintage neon drive-in signs, hulking genies and the Frisch’s Big Boy, among…
Museum in Cincinnati

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati was a prominent stop on the Underground Railroad and a center for abolitionist activities led by residents such as Harriet Beecher Stowe. The Freedom Center tells their stories. Exhibits show how slaves e…
Museum in Cincinnati

Contemporary Arts Center

This center displays modern art in an avant-garde building designed by Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The structure and its artworks are a pretty big deal for traditionalist Cincy. The focus is on 'art of the last five…
Plaza in Cincinnati

Fountain Square

Fountain Sq is the city's centerpiece, a public space with a seasonal ice rink, free wi-fi, concerts (7pm Tuesday to Saturday in summer), a Reds ticket kiosk and the fancy old 'Genius of Water' fountain.
Bridge in Cincinnati

Roebling Suspension Bridge

The elegant 1876 spanner was a forerunner of John Roebling's famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It's cool to walk across while passing cars make it 'sing' around you. It links to Covington, Kentucky.
Museum in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Art Museum

The collection spans 6000 years, with an emphasis on ancient Middle Eastern art and European old masters, plus a wing devoted to local works. Parking costs $4, or get here via Bus 1.
Bridge in Cincinnati

Purple People Bridge

This pedestrian-only bridge provides a unique crossing from Sawyer Point (a nifty park dotted by whimsical monuments and flying pigs) to Newport, Kentucky.
Aquarium in Cincinnati

Newport Aquarium

Meet parading penguins, Sweet Pea the shark ray and lots of other razor-toothed fish at Newport's large, well-regarded facility.