Cincinnati Sights

Cincinnati's many hills, green parks, and neighborhoods radiate north from Downtown. The downtown area is laid out along the north bank of the Ohio River, with numbered streets running east–west (2nd Street is Pete Rose Way), and named streets running north–south. (Remember the names with the acrostic "Big Strong Men Will Very Rarely Eat Pork Chops," for, from east to west, Broadway, Sycamore,

Main, Walnut, Vine, Race, Elm, Plum, and Central.) Vine Street divides the city into east and west. Fountain Square—which underwent a multi-year renovation that was unveiled in 2006—is the center of a thriving and eminently walkable downtown. Skywalks connect hotels, convention centers, stores, and garages, though the city has been dismantling some sections as part of a long-term plan to bring pedestrian life back to street level.

Across the river is Covington, Kentucky, with a prominent historic district lined with antebellum mansions and wonderful views from Riverside Drive. If flying into Cincinnati, you'll arrive across the river at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), 12 mi southwest of Downtown in Hebron, Kentucky.

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Aronoff Center for the Arts

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Broadway plays, musical acts, comedians, and other performers frequent the Aronoff Center, a state-of-the-art facility with three separate...

BB Riverboats

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Hop aboard the Belle of Cincinnati, Mark Twain, or River Queen for a lunch, dinner, or sightseeing cruise on the Ohio River around...

Cincinnati Art Museum

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Opened in 1881 in Eden Park, the museum explores 5,000 years of art through paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and special exhibitions...

Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati's National Football League team plays in state-of-the-art Paul Brown Stadium on the riverfront. In 2007 the stadium placed...

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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One of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country, Union Terminal simplified a muddled infrastructure of five train stations...

Cincinnati Nature Center

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East of Cincinnati, near Milford, is a 1,025-acre nature preserve with 18 mi of trails. Hikers of all fitness levels are accommodated...

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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The performing-arts organization stages productions year-round at its eponymous theater in Eden Park. Local and national actors are featured.

Cincinnati Reds

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The oldest professional team in baseball and 1990 World Champions play at Great American Ball Park from April through October. Fans...

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Famous for its white Bengal tigers, this is one of the country's most respected zoological institutions. In 1999 it was one of three...

Contemporary Arts Center

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This museum presents the work of today's most cutting-edge artists—starting with the artistry of the building itself, the first freestanding...

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