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Best things to do in Cincinnati

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Less than 30 minutes to the Zoo! Nationally known for reproductive abilities and saving species!”
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Art Museum
“There's something for everyone at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A few years ago, my violin class from UC's New Horizon's Orchestra performed on stage with a group from Brunei who were visiting the US and English was their second language. But with anything... Music is a universal language and we made music together! Cincinnati Art Museum is located in scenic Eden Park and features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all. ”
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Farmers Market
“Can't say enough good about this place- recommend you visit during the day or on the weekend. Fresh fuits and vegetables, especailly on the weekends. Great delis and bakery goods. ”
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Beer Bar
“Baseball lovers - if you're in town during baseball season, Great American Ballpark is something to see... Lots of history and family friendly. ”
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“The Newport Aquarium is a popular destination in the Cincinnati area. There is an underground parking garage in Newport on the Levee. ”
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“An all inclusive park downtown and walking distance from various restaurants, bars, and more. Look online at the Park's website and you will find opportunities for live music, Movie's on the Lawn, morning yoga, and more. There is also a gated park area for children and fountains to cool off in.”
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History Museum
“A must see if you have time - especially the Halocaust & Humanity Center, Children's Museum and exhibits.”
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“Right at the foot of the Reobling Bridge there's a little something for everyone. The Carousel is absolutely beautiful and fun for adults and kids. In the summer be sure to take your swimsuit to run through the fountains, lots of green space along the river for picnics, walks, a playground, misting area and gorgeous views. Close to the Reds stadium, too. ”
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“Probably the most well known brewery in Cincinnati. Great rooftop with nice views!”
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“A small park with beautiful, picturesque views of the Ohio River and Kentucky.”
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“Super trendy/hipster area. Lots of great restaurants and bars. It's worth walking around OTR to get the vibe.”
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Fried Chicken Joint
“Great food! They do not take reservations and seat family style. The brine fried chicken and mac and cheese are to die for!”
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Shopping Plaza
“Right on the River just 10 mins away. You can visit the Aquarium, go to the movies, see entertainment, and dine at many restaurants.”
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Concert Hall
“CMH is a classical music performance hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it serves as the home for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. If you'd like to add musical or artistic culture to your visit, plan a trip to Music Hall for a concert, a ballet, and more! Music Hall reopened in October 2017 after being closed for its 16-month renovation. More beautiful than before, you'll want to see it in person to experience everything it has to offer.”
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Taco Place
“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
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Football Stadium
“Football fan; maybe your team's playing the Bengals. Catch a game down at the stadium.”
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