Some of the most famous cities in the US are New York, Washington, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. They are the cities that you see in movies and on the news most often. I am about to give you 6 reasons why Cincinnati should be up there with them.
People overseas tend to mock American beer. However, that is simply because they haven’t had the opportunity to taste some of the precious golden nectar that comes from our breweries. Whether you’re a fan of Gavel Banger, Nellies, Dunkel, or Summertrip, the beer in this coy will have you hooked in no time. Would you believe that beer is one of the reasons Cincinnati experienced a boom in the 19th century?
The first brewery was opened on the banks of the Ohio River in 1812. While the brewery shut down just a few years later, the influx of immigrants brought with it the secrets of German brewing. We, quite possibly, serve the best beer in America.
There is another aspect where the city is way ahead of others in the US. The struggles of the public education systems are such that universities and jobs often inquire about which school you went to. Well, Cincinnati managed to turn things around. The city somewhat bridged the achievement gap between the white students and minorities and has had tremendous success in education reform.
The largest abandoned subway system in the US can be found here.
The maze beneath the city used to be open to the public, but now only the solitary explorers get to enjoy the four intact stations and countless blocked passageways full of mystery. In truth, this place can be a bit scary, but it is a testament to the planning and will of the people that, unfortunately, had to be canceled due to the Great Depression. Still, the subway system is well worth the visit.
This isn’t one of those attractions for the tourists. This is one of the top reasons to live here. The housing is one of the most affordable in the US and you can find a home for as little as $100.000 if you know where to look. Not only that, but you can settle down if you are struggling financially, as the city provides you with goods and services on the cheaper side of the American spectrum of living expenses.
The American Sign Museum features over 200 signs and advertisements from the 19th century to the present. You may not think this is a big deal, but to be able to preserve the history of the companies’ logos, ideas, and slogans from recent years is like a monument to capitalism. The museum also has information on how the signs came to be and what their production process was like.
Normally, I could just utter the phrase and be done with it. Cincinnati chili – mic drop. However, I would like to point out to those uninformed that this is one of the 20 most iconic foods in America. We use it as a topping for hot dogs and spaghetti and the original recipe was brought to us by the immigrants from the Balkans. Of course, we have improved it and this dish is one of the things that put our city on the map.