Need a place to cool off? Try...
Favorite thing: Need a place to cool off? Try one of 4 big water parks. Coney Island offers a huge pool and smaller amusement rides, The Beach Waterpark offers many water rides, Surf Cincinnati also offers many water rides, and Kings Island has a water park as part of the huge amusement park.
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Do you enjoy horse racing? ...
Favorite thing: Do you enjoy horse racing? Try RiverDowns located on the east side of Cincy. Thoroughbred racing on a 1 mile oval track. Free admission and general parking.
See the web site: http://www.riverdowns.com/
Favorite thing: Formerly known as the Central Trust Tower and the Union Central Life Insurance Building, this great Neo-Classical, 31-story skyscraper dates back to 1913. Upon completion it was the 5th tallest building in the world and until 1931, the tallest building in Cincinnati. The columns on top are a great feature, get a better look at them from the top of the Carew Tower Observation Deck.
Favorite thing: The tallest building in Cincy's skyline, completed in 1931 and located at 441 Vine Street. Construction began in 1929, just before the onset of the Great Depression. To cut costs, buildings switched from a limestone exterior to brick. Still, this is a brilliant Art Deco skyscraper (175 m) and my picture doesn't do it enough justice. A shopping mall is located on the lower levels as well as an observation tower on the 49th floor.
Favorite thing: The city is home of several big companies. The photo shows the headquarter of Procter & Gamble. Nearby is the headquarter of the banana company Chiquita. The area in front of the Procter & Gamble buildings is beautiful. A big square with walkways and lots of trees in the middle of the downtown area. A great place to take a rest after doing some sightseeing.
Fondest memory: A walk between the skyscrapers of Cincinnati is a must. Modern architecture and sky-high buildings. The city has about 330,000 citizens with a metropolitan area of almost 2 millions. For more information visit
A big city in a not so big package...
Favorite thing: Lots to see in Cincinnati! Put on your walking shoes and take the family around the town. Lots of shopping in the area and great walking course down by the Ohio River. They even have a huge play area for the children at Sawyer Point! : )
Fondest memory: I always miss the people of Cincinnati when I'm away. The people seem to have that small town, warm hearted, interaction with you. Even though it's a major city. Certainly a great quality to have and one that's really hard to find these days!
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This is a photo of one of the...
Favorite thing: This is a photo of one of the skywalk crossings. It is cool how you can walk all around the city with out even walking on the street.
Fondest memory: Also in this photo is a police barricade for a protest that was going on when I was there. It was kind of funny because there were more police officers than protesters.
See a Reds game. They may not...
Favorite thing: See a Reds game. They may not be the best, but it's still a good game! All-American baseball!
Fondest memory: Wow, it's been years since we did this, but back as a chikd, when I played little-league baseball and stuff, my dad and a partner of his from work, Uncle Bob, would take my brother and I to Reds games at what is now Cinergy Field (not anymore, though). We would park in the ghetto area, and walk to the stadium when it was still bright, and the energy of these night games was amazing. I collected basball cards, and seeing people like Eric Davis and Paul O'Neil actually batting and running and throwing (albeit from what seemed miles away).... it was cool... fathers (and mothers) I suggest taking your young kids to a baseball game (if you don't or haven't already... they'll love it!)
We'd then have to walk back to the ghetto to get to our car. We had no problem, alothough with the recent race riots, there still seems to be problems there... I dunno. Oh well.
Go to Sawyer...
Favorite thing: Go to Sawyer Point/Bicentennial Commons/Yeatmans Cove. It's a park that runs along the riverfront. Also check out Fountain Square in the heart of downtown. This is the main gathering place in downtown.
The Museum of Natural History...
Favorite thing: The Museum of Natural History and Science in Cincinnati is a great museum to check out. They have tons of interactive exhibits that appeal to younger kids and adults alike! I love the polar area of the museum, which looks like you're in Antarctica! The museum itself is in one of the wings of Central Station, where Amtrak trains still stop! Anyway, it pretty neat... when you're done, stop for an ice cream cone at United Dairy Farmers in the main rotunda!
Also, there are two other museums here... the history museum and the children's museum, both of which I have no experience with.
Oh, and thanks to Cincinnati Museum Center for the picture.
Fondest memory: When I was younger, I went on a 'roadtrip' with my grandparents to the Natural History Museum in Cincinnati. It was a lot of fun at that age! I got to help plan it and try to navigate once we got there!
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Fondest memory: One of the times I was visiting Heidi we started running every night. I remember loving the fact that we could run all over her neighborhood without worrying about what might happen to us. It was reassuring to know we were safe outside at night.
Dress up and enjoy an evening...
Favorite thing: Dress up and enjoy an evening or afternoon with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or the Pops. Both put on fantastic musical performances.
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Visit Cincy during Riverfest...
Favorite thing: Visit Cincy during Riverfest Labor Day weekend. Thousands of people on both sides of the Ohio river to watch the fireworks is a BLAST.
Fondest memory: The night the Reds, baseball team, won the world series in 1990. It was party central! With the team they have this year I'm hoping it will happen again.
check out the Riverfront! ...
Favorite thing: check out the Riverfront! From Serpentine Wall to Riverboat Row on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, there is usually something going on! This photo was taken at the Festival of Lights which is held at the Cincinnati Zoo during each Christmas season.
Fondest memory: The beautiful skyline as you drive from Greater Cincinnati airport towards home!
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