The Queen City Sign welcomes visitors to a city bursting with music
Stunning Cincinnati skyline from atop the Roebling Suspension Bridge
The rotunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center, comprised of five educational institutions housed in the art-deco inspired Cincinnati Union Terminal
Great American Ball Park, home to the crowd-favorite Cincinnati Reds
Summertime sunshine in Fountain Square
Family fun at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Strolling the verdant grounds outside the historic Cincinnati Music Hall
One of Cincinnati’s most cherished institutions, Findlay Market
One of many colorful murals throughout the city
Enjoying Cincinnati Chili, a tasty must-try for all visitors
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Downtown Packed with Attractions
Cincinnati’s downtown features an exciting assortment of world-class attractions and entertainment, all easily reached by the free streetcar system, with 18 stops on its 5.8-kilometer track through skyscrapers. Catch a Cincinnati Reds or a Cincinnati Bengals at their stadiums on the banks of the Ohio River. Smale Riverfront Park and Yeatman’s Cove provide green space with skyline views, as well as access to pedestrian bridges connecting to Northern Kentucky. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a can’t-miss institution highlighting the city’s crucial role in helping runaway slaves. Historic and vibrant Findlay Market, the oldest public market in the state, houses 50-plus merchants selling everything from fresh produce and meats to flowers and gifts, plus year-round street performers and special events. See free cultural events or enjoy the seasonal ice rink at Fountain Square, and catch musical performances at the Cincinnati Music Hall or adjacent Memorial Hall, both located in Washington Park.
Only in Cincinnati
See masterpieces by artists new and old at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Center or the Taft Museum of Art. Wave hello to Fiona the Hippo at the world-class Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the neon glow at the USA’s largest collection of signs at the American Sign Museum. The Cincinnati Museum Center houses an interactive art and Children’s Museum in its gorgeous art deco building. Spend your day on roller coasters and waterslides at King Island amusement park and adjacent Soak City water park. See your favorite musical artist at amazing venues like Bogart’s Concert Hall, Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Riverbend Music Center or TQL Stadium, the home field of Major League Soccer team FC Cincinnati. Pay homage to Cincinnati's rich history of music-making at the Cincinnati Black Music Hall of Fame. Try your luck at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati. To see a special view of this amazing city, take a BB Riverboats Tour.
Culture-Driven Foods and Brews
See, or rather taste, the world right here in the Queen City, built upon a true blend of cultures. Cincinnati-style chili is a product of Greek settlers and a must-try during any visit. The area’s large population of German settlers brought with them “goetta,” a tasty breakfast sausage. Germans have such a strong presence that many German-style breweries have popped up, and the city’s annual Zincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest such gathering outside Munich itself. Over-the Rhine, Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood, now has breweries like Rhinegeist, Christian Moerlein, Northern Row and more along the Brewing Heritage Trail of Cincinnati, where you can also tour historic sites like the building of the trailblazing John Kauffman Brewing Company. Stop by for a taste of the more than 80 breweries and taprooms in the Cincy area, then take a short trip over the Ohio River to sample craft spirits along The B-Line®, Northern Kentucky's self-guided bourbon trail.
Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is one of the nation’s largest urban historic districts – 147 hectares and 943 buildings made the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Cincinnati was the USA’s first city to establish a municipal fire department in 1853.
The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team in the country.