Seek new heights at Carew Tower, the second tallest building in Cincinnati. Visit the top floor Observation Deck for panoramic views of the entire region. This 49-story building was also used as the model for New York City’s Empire State Building.
Stroll along Cincinnati's Ohio Riverfront at The Banks Entertainment District, one of downtown's best destinations for all ages and interests. Between Cincinnati's major sports venues – Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park – and new 40-acre Smale Riverfront Park, The Banks offers great restaurants, live music and more.
In 2019, the Cincinnati Reds are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Red Stockings, baseball’s first professional team. Share in this milestone by attending a Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Don't miss the recently renovated Reds Hall of Fame & Museum now featuring over 7,000 artifacts, hours of gripping highlight videos from numerous different eras of Reds baseball and a new 360-degree interactive theater. Keep an eye out for Mr. Redlegs Benches -- these sculpture benches have been placed throughout Greater Cincinnati featuring mascot Mr. Redlegs wearing various throwback uniforms the Reds themselves will wear at 15 games during the 2019 season.
Check out Cincinniati Park Board's beautiful string of parks winding along the riverbank and serving as the ‘front door’ to the city. Smale Riverfront Park is a space where memories are made and experiences are created, providing a catalyst for recreation. Check out the P&G Go Vibrantscape, one of the recently-opened play areas that uses sound, water, light and movement to inspire “irresistible play leading to inadvertent exercise” for kids of all ages. Other features include a hand-carved carousel, giant foot piano, rose garden, unique water features and a “flying” pig.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. Its mission is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today.
Locally-owned restaurateurs, boutiques and bars have opened shop in one of Cincinnati's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Over-the-Rhine (OTR) is home to Findlay Market, Washington Park, and Music Hall, where the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Opera and Ballet perform. Also noteworthy, Pendleton Art Center noted for its eight floors of studios and over 200 artists making it the world’s largest collection of artists under one roof, and Bolivar Alley, which features a series of public artworks that bring attention and appreciation to the unique alleyway systems that exist within Cincinnati’s urban core.
Enjoy a stroll through the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and visit buildings that were home to over 130 saloons, beer gardens, and theaters before descending below the city streets to explore recently-discovered tunnels that were once vital to Cincinnati’s brewery heritage. The American Legacy Queen City Underground Tour has been ranked one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. by National Geographic.
The American Sign Museum is dedicated to the art and history of signs and sign making. The Museum is proud to be the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the United States! Covering more than 100 years of American sign history in 20,000 square feet of indoor space, the museum is a walk through the ages of sign technologies and designs. Take a tour today