6 Tourist Attractions in The Blue Ship City

Every place worth its weight in salt has a few attractions that separate it from the rest of the world. I’ve decided to compile a small and humble list of six tourist attractions you can enjoy in Cincinnati. To avoid repeating myself, I will try and exclude some of the places I’ve mentioned in my other posts.

Cincinnati Art Museum

We love art and are not ashamed of including things in it that are not paintings and sculptures. The museum features Treasures of the Spanish World, Women Breaking Boundaries, and a number of online exhibitions, including the stories of Rembrandt, Robert S. Duncanson, and Bernard Silberstein’s photos of Frida Kahlo. You can also see some furniture and ceramics made by the artists that were either born or trained in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Observatory

If you love looking at the stars, you need to look no further than the Cincinnati Observatory, the birthplace of American astronomy. There are many public events, including classes for school programs. The purpose of this site is to maintain and promote the significance of the historical heritage of the observatory that has educated people about the stars since the 19th century. There are many events to look forward to throughout the year, so all kinds of tourists and astronomers-to-be are welcome.

Music Hall

Washington Park is the place where you’ll find the Music Hall, the venue that has been dedicated to music since its inception in 1975 and is, arguably, one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. You can find the Cincinnati Opera, Symphony Orchestra, and Ballet here. Some of the big names that appeared at the Music Hall at one time or another include Sinatra, Springsteen, Prince, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and many more.

Kings Island

One of the most recognizable theme parks in the country, Kings Island includes rides such as rollercoasters and splash rides, along with family-friendly and child attractions. It also features Winterfest, an event dedicated to bringing to you the sweetest and most traditional winter attractions, like Candy Cane Lane, carriage rides, Build-A-Bear workshop, and ice cravers. However, you can’t visit it just any time you like – the park’s hours and dates are presented on their website, so you can plan your visit. If you are worried about finding a place to stay, don’t be – there are plenty of hotels and lodges that you can book online.

EnterTRAINment Junction

I will be the first to admit that this spot is great for a certain type of people. Specifically, I am referring to those who love trains. The indoor family center has a selection of model trains and tracks where you can get in touch with your inner child and run miniatures. If trains are not your thing, there are plenty of other attractions and exhibitions, like the Mirror Maze, very easy to get lost in, and Clown College, a place designed by clowns to baffle and entertain you, like the tilted house.

 

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  • Every place worth its weight in salt has a few attractions that separate it from the rest of the world. I’ve decided to compile a small and humble list of six tourist attractions you can enjoy in Cincinnati. To avoid repeating myself, I will try and exclude some of the places I’ve mentioned in my other posts. Cincinnati Art Museum We love art and are not ashamed of including things in it that are not paintings and sculptures. The museum features Treasures of the Spanish World, Women Breaking Boundaries, and a number of online exhibitions, including the stories of Rembrandt, Robert S. Duncanson, and Bernard Silberstein’s photos of Frida Kahlo. You can also see some furniture and ceramics made by the artists that were either born or trained in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Observatory If you love looking at the stars, you need to look no further than the Cincinnati Observatory, the birthplace of American astronomy. There are many public events, including classes for school programs. The purpose of this site is to maintain and promote the significance of the historical heritage of the observatory that has educated people about the stars since the 19th century. There are many events to look forward to throughout the year, so all kinds of tourists and astronomers-to-be are welcome. Music Hall Washington Park is the place where you’ll find the Music Hall, the venue that has been dedicated to music since its inception in 1975 and is, arguably, one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. You can find the Cincinnati Opera, Symphony Orchestra, and Ballet here. Some of the big names that appeared at the Music Hall at one time or another include Sinatra, Springsteen, Prince, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and many more. Kings Island One of the most recognizable theme parks in...
  • 2019-10-26

    5 Sports Teams in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati is home to many a fine sports team. I could probably write a book about all the teams that graced the city with success and spirit, but, lacking the time and resources, I will have to make do with a single post. The Queen City has a team for every major sport in the area, including football, baseball, basketball, and even soccer. Here is a list of five teams the city is famous for. Sadly, I will not be including the Mighty Ducks, as they don’t exist anymore, which is a shame – they do have a fascinating history. Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals are a football team that is over 50 years old. They compete in the NFL and were founded by Paul Brown, who was also the main coach from 1966 to 1975. The team is now owned by his son, Mike Brown. The Bengals have a logo which is the capital letter B with tiger stripes. They appeared 14 times in the NFL playoffs and won 11 championships. They lost two Super Bowls in 1981 and 1988 to San Francisco 49ers. Cincinnati Reds We also have a solid team when it comes to baseball. The Reds have been around since 1881, meaning that they have been active for over 120 years. This allowed for them to be recognized as the first baseball team in history. During this time, they played almost 21,000 matches. The only dark time in their history was the Black Sox Scandal, in which White Sox were accused of losing intentionally against the Reds in the 1919 World Series. The reason this scandal tarnished their reputation, apart from not playing fairly, was the fact that this was their first World Series title. The other four wins, two of which were achieved by the Big...
  • Some of Cincinnati’s top rivals when it comes to hot spots are Columbus and Cleveland. Sometimes, it is worth taking a break from one city in order to enjoy the sites of others, because, when you return, you can appreciate the locations and events even more. So, here are a few places you might like in these three cities. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum The term rock and roll was actually coined in Cleveland in 1954 by Alan Freed. The new music style was heavily promoted and this is why we get to enjoy the Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Look at some of the exhibits featuring stories and mementos from the Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, Metallica, and others. You will learn about the history of rock and roll, its influences on other genres, its roots, and the legends. Huntington Park A great way to feel like a local resident in Columbus is to visit Huntington Park. You can watch a game with the Columbus Clippers and, if you happen to catch a night game, enjoy the fireworks. Foodies will especially enjoy this location, as there are numerous food options on the court and exquisite restaurants a walking distance away from it. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum The museum will take you on a trip to the past, where you can learn many things related to the beginnings of baseball in Cincinnati and the entire country. The movie theatre has movies about the history of the team and there are even interactive exhibits where you can, for instance, pitch a ball inside the museum. Thurber House James Thurber was an American humorist and cartoonist.  If you loved his work, be sure to check out the Thurber House, his former residence, turned literary museum. You don’t even...
  • 2019-08-19

    What to Do in Cincinnati

    Tourists and those passing through often wonder what there is to do in the city. As it so happens, we have a wide range of attractions and many events going on that might interest you. Here are a few things you should definitely not miss out on the next time you visit. Brewery Tour In one of my other posts, I talked about how Cincinnati is famous for beer. If you are interested in the history and methods of brewing, you should consider taking a brewing tour. There are dozens of craft breweries and a tour might help you experience the craft up close and personal. Fountains at Washington Park As a kid, I always enjoyed looking at the fountains. One of the little games I used to play was to imagine and interpret different shapes the water would take on its trajectory. If you share a similar simple joy, you might be interested in interactive fountains at Washington Park. They are open from April to October, and 7,000 square feet of fountains will leave you and your little ones drenched and squealing with joy. I have to point out that there is no running as it is slippery and you should not drink the water. Also, if you want your dog to share this experience with you, I’m afraid you’re out of luck – the fountains follow the same rules as public pools. Newport Aquarium Do you want to feel like Steve Irwin and have fewer than $30 per person to spare? Well, Newport Aquarium allows you to play in the frog bog, pet a penguin, or even touch some of the normally dangerous creatures of the ocean, like sharks and stingrays. There is a Dive Show where you can look at what happens underwater and ask questions to...
  • 2019-07-28

    6 Reasons Cincinnati Is Underrated

    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. Beer 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. Public Schools 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. Subway 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,...