The Cincinnati Art Museum, founded in 1881, is located in the city’s Eden Park cultural district. The neo-classical building houses a collection of more than 60,000 objects. Highlights include an extensive collection of locally-made Rookwood Pottery, an array of American and European portraits, and the largest collection of ancient Nabataen art outside of Jordan.
The Cincinnati Art Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11am to 5pm and on Wednesday until 9pm.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, the sister casino to Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino, opened March 4, 2013. The casino, located in the heart of downtown, features 100,000-square feet of 24/7 gaming space with 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games and a 31-table poker room
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati isn’t all about gaming. The urban casino will eventually house four restaurants. The first of these, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville opened with the casino.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
1000 Broadway Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Ohio’s National League baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, play at Great American Ball Park, located at the edge of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. The park, completed in 2003, has a capacity of slightly more than 42,000 and a wonderful view of the river. The Reds frequently meet the Cleveland Indians during inter-league play.
Kings Island, opened in 1972, is located northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. The 364-acre family amusement park is open from May through October each year. The park boasts 41 rides, including 13 coasters and three water rides. The centerpiece of Kings Island is the centrally-located 1/3 scale replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Findlay Market, Ohio’s oldest continuously operating market, is located just north of downtown in the city’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, also known for its many 19th century Italianate homes. The Market, built in 1852, is open Wednesdays through Sundays and offers a variety of produce, dairy products, and meats. It’s a fun place to visit, even if you aren’t shopping for food…or, pick up the makings for a picnic and enjoy one of the parks by the Ohio River.
The Cincinnati Zoo, located in the city’s urban Avondale neighborhood, is the second oldest zoo in the country (after Philadelphia). Founded in 1875, the 75-acre park houses over 500 animal species and over 3000 varieties of plant life.
This unique museum, opened in 2004, traces the story of thousands of slaves that began the road to freedom by crossing the Ohio River at or near Cincinnati. (Many of them found their way to NE Ohio before crossing Lake Erie into Canada.) The centerpiece of the 158,000-square foot museum is an authentic slave pen, used to house slaves prior to an auction. It was moved from a farm in Kentucky, just across the Ohio/Kentucky state line.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located in downtown Cincinnati, between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.