Tower in Cincinnati

Carew Tower

Get a bird's eye view from the world's tallest standing pre-WWII tower. The 49th-floor observation deck has a fine art deco interior and affords magnificent views. You can look across the Ohio river to Kentucky or g…
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.
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…
Gardens in Cincinnati

Krohn Conservatory

The greenhouse sprouts a rainforest, desert flora and glorious seasonal flower shows. Special exhibits cost extra.
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…
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.
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…
Market in Cincinnati

Findlay Market

Indoor-outdoor Findlay Market lies deep in Over-the-Rhine, in a somewhat blighted section. The funky, wrought-iron-framed structure has been a public market since 1855. It's a good stop for fresh produce, meats, che…
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

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…