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  • Fountain Square

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    The greatest gathering point in downtown Cincinnati would have to be Fountain Square, a multi-level open space with a central fountain featuring classical figurines in bronze. The square is surrounded by restaurant and shopping activities, and a huge screen provides live action viewing of Reds Baseball. This is also a place to browse exhibitions of...

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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

    Cleveland Things to Do

    A Must See. The building looks small above grade but there is plenty to see on the lower level. Budget 3 hours minimum. You may want to take a break after 3 hours and come back for more. The best is in the lower level. The upper floors have the Hall of Fame and special exhibits..

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  • National Museum of the United States Air...

    Dayton Things to Do

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force is a must-see if you are in Dayton. This museum is huge and has an extensive collection of airplanes from the early years of the Wright Brothers to the stealth age. There are several famous airplanes on display here as well, including the Bockscar B-29 bomber that dropped an atomic bomb over...

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  • Newark Earthworks

    Ohio Things to Do

    Even though Jill and I were not able to do all the things in Newark that we wanted to do because of time restrictions, I think that they are worth mentioning so that perhaps you could decide to see them: The Dawes Arboretum It is 1,660 acres with 8 miles of hiking trail or a 4-mile auto tour of gardens and natural areas. There are more than 15,000...

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  • Purple People Bridge

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    The Purple People Bridge connects downtown Cincinnati with the shopping area of Covington Kentucky. The development is called Newport on the Levee, and it is basically a huge shopping mall very much like any other. It does however have some of it's city's German food and beer along with a handful of other unique establishments. The Purple People...

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  • University Circle

    Cleveland Things to Do

    University Circle is the best place to keep the whole family entertained, and for little or no cost! UC has events year round, so be sure to visit their web site or their new visitors center for current listings. Here is an article with suggestions for events, hotels, and dining in The...

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  • Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop

    Dayton Things to Do

    A historical stop in Dayton, the Wright Cycle Company Complex includes the Wright Cycle Company, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum. The history museum is excellent and the documentary films shown here are also worth seeing.

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  • Newport Aquarium

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Since opening the Newport Aquarium has hosted millions of visitors, resulting in a tremendous annual economic impact on the Greater Cincinnati area. . Art That Surrounds You His precision with a paintbrush is matched only by his eye for light, color and pure captivation. He's Eric Henn, a Franklin, Ohio, native whose artistry will surround you...

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  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    Cleveland Things to Do

    This zoo boasts the largest collection of primates in North America. The newest additions to the Zoo are the Wolf Wilderness and Australian Adventure. The Rainforest is a large heated "greenhouse" full of exotic species and interactive exhibits. *Note* During busy hours you can not bring a stroller through the building. You can leave it outside....

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  • Sunwatch Indian Village

    Dayton Things to Do

    Sometime around 1200 AD, a tribe of native Americans lived by the Great Miami River. It must not have smelled so bad back then. But the natives left their stuff there for us to find (the first litterbugs perhaps?) And in the 1960's we did! Seriously though, every school kid in Dayton loves to go to Sunwatch. It is like you are time trippin back...

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  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    The landscape is really nice, they have beautiful plants every where. It could be nicer and look less like caged animals everywhere, maybe they are dependent on donations and don't have much money to make it look fantastic. Check out the gorillas, they have a pretty big and nice area. It costs $6.50 for parking and $12.50 per adult. You pay at the...

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  • Cedar Point Amusement Park

    Cleveland Things to Do

    It was started as a vacation resort, but now Cedar Point is one of the greatest amusement parks in the world. You will experience some of the most thrilling moments of your life on their record-breaking rides. You can easily make this a family vacation trip by including Soak City (the attached water park), and by taking side trips to the Erie...

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  • Carillon Historical Park

    Dayton Things to Do

    Here, one can learn all about Dayton's past. All in all, 25 historic buildings have been painstakingly rebuilt here to create this "town". Standing nearby is Deed Carillon, whose 57 bells are used to perform concerts in the summer. Built in 1942, it's one of Dayton's best-known landmarks. Among the buildings here are the Wright Cycle Shop, with a...

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  • Roebling Suspension Bridge

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    John A. Roebling suspension bridge that spans the Ohio River between Covington and Cincinnati was the world's longest suspension bridge when it was opened in 1866, and since architect Roebling himself when on to design a similar structure now known as the Brooklyn Bridge, this bridge deserves considerable recognition as a historical structure....

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  • Great Lakes Science Center

    Cleveland Things to Do

    Well, I used to work and volunteer here for five years, so I've got an awesome tip for ya. ;) The GLSC is open 9:30am to 5:30pm. There are three dining facilities on site, with varying hours. Wheelchair rental is available; strollers are not available. There's an information desk in the main lobby. At the desk, you can find brochures,...

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  • Art Institute

    Dayton Things to Do

    Yes, there is more to Dayton than aviation. The Dayton Art Institute has a beautiful collection of ancient, Renaissance, and modern art. It's truly impressive. You need to allow at least a couple hours to really see it. Founded in 1919, it was originally named the Dayton Museum of Fine Arts. Its early patrons included Orville Wright and the...

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  • Eden Park

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Eden Park, containing over 186 acres, is one of the loveliest, most peaceful parks in Cincinnati and is located just around the corner from Mt. Adams and is the setting for: Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) Cincinnati Art Academy Playhouse in the Park Murray Seasongood Pavilion Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory. During the spring & summer, Mirror Lake is a...

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  • Cleveland Museum of Art

    Cleveland Things to Do

    Cleveland has an excellent art museum, located at University Circle along with several other nearby attractions (i.e. Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden, Lakeview Cemeter, Little Italy, etc...) that can make for a very full day or several short ones. The Museum is free for its traditional collections; however, special visiting collections...

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  • Huffman Prairie

    Dayton Things to Do

    Huffman Prairie Flying Field covers 84 acres, and is one of four main locations in the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. This field, along with the nearby Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, are located within Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, but are operated by the National Park Service and open to the public....

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  • Cincinnati Museum Center and Union...

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    There are several different museums in one spot. Three of them are there all the time, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, Cincinnati History Museum, and Museum of Natural History & Science. I went through the Cincinnati History and Museum of Natural History & Science. Both were about average. There were some memories that stand out. Some of the...

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  • Sports

    Cleveland Things to Do

    Quicken Loans Arena, also known as the Q, is by far the nicest stadium in Cleveland. It also holds the most events. Not only do the Cleveland Cavaliers play there, but they also have an Arena Football team and minor league hockey. It is also the venue for many concerts, WWE wrestling, and family-oriented shows, ex. Disney on Ice

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  • Cox Arboretum

    Dayton Things to Do

    South of Dayton is a beautiful green space, part of the Five Rivers Metropark system, known as the Cox Arboretum. The Cox family donated the land to establish this park in 1962. With a variety of plants, a pond, and over three miles of hiking trails, this is a refreshing change from the city.

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  • Carew Tower

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    We went to this tower to get a view of the skyline from the 48th floor. The lift from the first level only goes upto the 45th floor. It goes so fast that the monitor can't quite keep pace in it's display of the floor. Expect to have some 'ear pop' as you get off on the 45th floor and follow the directions to the smaller lift or the stair case so...

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  • Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom

    Cleveland Things to Do

    Six Flags & Sea World - In 2001, Six Flags bought its neighbor and the two parks ,linked by a foot bridge, merge in one. A huge park with a lot of attractions (mainly roaler coasters). Price : 40$ (adult) but we saw that everybody had a coupon. We got a 8$ reduction coupon at the nearest McDo. Parking : 9$ (!)

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  • Mount Adams

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Mount Adams is a sleek, trendy neighborhood in older Cincinnati which features hip and funky bars, wine bars, cafes and restaurants. When celebrities come to visit Cincinnati they come here. The neighborhood isn't truly Bohemian, but it is unique, and features a number of interesting churches.

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  • Local events

    Cleveland Things to Do

    We went to Cleveland to accept our screenwriting award for our script, MY TICKET HOME. Usually festivals like this have an industry only audience, but in an effort to generate more traffic for the independent film makers, the festival director informed us that starting in 2009, he would be selling passes to the general public.

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  • Great American Ball Park

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    On Monday September 3rd I took my son to see the New York Mets (his favorite team) Play the Cincinnati Reds. We went to the Great American Ball Park. This is a really nice Stadium. Easy access, close parking, lots of restrooms and food close to all sections. Friendly staff and all in all a fun place to visit. I would reccommend any one see a game...

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  • Serpentine Wall

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Serpentine Wall is a curvy stepped wall rising up from the Ohio River on the Cincinnati side located near the Public Landing Dock (you might even see an old-fashioned riverboat or 2). This is a very popular place for the locals to hang out when the weather is nice to watch the barges glide past, the speedboats zip past, watch the Riverfest's WEBN...

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  • Kings Island

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    I loved coming here as a kid; haven't been here since 1999! I need to make some time to return... It's a typical amusement park. Great rides for adults (Beast, Face-Off) and rides for kids too. It is a Paramount Park, so the characters you will see walking around will be Flintstones, Jetsons, etc.

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  • Museum of Natural History and Science

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    This is another great museum, with too many excellent features to include here (with only five photos, I cannot show them all). It's definitely worth your time and money. Here are a fine collection of fossils, some nice dioramas of ancient life, two simulated caves, and a wealth of information about how Ohio's territory and wildlife evolved. Both...

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  • National Underground Railroad Freedom...

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center This project was long overdue in highlighting Cincinnati's place in the Underground Railroad history. After spending millions in tax money on not one, but two, new stadiums downtown, neither of which we needed, we do finally get our Freedom Center! And I am glad for that. However, I find it ironic that...

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  • Clifton Gaslight District

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    I love the Clifton Gaslight District - it's funky, it's cool, it's eclectic, it's got a groovy downbeat feel, it's full of the hip, diverse student population, plus the stores in the area cater to that whole vibe. Stop by & you might see a Cambodian monk; you'll definitely see a busker at any time of day! Architecture is just beautiful in this...

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  • Taft National Historic Center

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Every president (save for more modern ones) has their national historic site. Taft's happens to be at his boyhood home in the Mount Auburn section of Cincinnati, just to the north, and high above, Downtown. Taft's, just like many others, is also completely free and includes guided tours. The residence is the main attraction. One of the first...

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  • Cincinnati Art Museum

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the United States. Founded in 1881, it was the first purpose-built art museum west of the Alleghenies. Its collection of over 60,000 works make it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Midwest. This is a quaint little museum which has artifacts from Egypt, Istanbul, India and...

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  • Findlay Market

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    I live in the Philadelphia area, so I am accustomed to the historic Reading Terminal Market there. The Findlay Market is a lot like the Terminal Market on a smaller (and pleasantly CLEANER) scale. There are plenty of stands to purchase fresh meats and fish; I was especially excited to visit the spice vendor - if there's a spice you need they have...

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  • Sawyer Point - Waterfront

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    At Cincinnati's Sawyer Point Park, you can rent a variety of unique cycles from Wheel Fun Rentals. The company offers everything from basic beach cruiser bikes to unique three and four wheeled cycles to three to eight passenger cycles that are great for the whole family. There are miles of expansive bike trails that allow you to take in nature on a...

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  • National Steamboat Monument

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Showboat Majestic is America's last surviving and original intact showboat. The 140-foot vessel was first launched in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1923, and is now owned and operated by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. This link to a colorful and uniquely American tradition is a floating National Historic Landmark. It is docked at the foot of Broadway,...

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  • Krohn Conservatory

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    3,500 species of plants from around the world call this greenhouse home! Inside you will find a palm house, tropical rainforest (complete with a 20 ft. waterfall), a desert, orchid house, and bonsai display. Once a year, there is a butterfly show where butterflies are released to fly freely within the conservatories' natural settings...

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  • Yeatman's Cove Waterfront Park

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    This large shallow wading pool is a unique place to cool off on a warm summer day. Parents watch their children from rows of concrete stairs which line the overflowing basin, only six inches deep. On one side are three large spurting jets of water (pictured) and on the other side (out of the picture) a high waterfall cascades down a concrete wall....

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  • Bicentennial Commons

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Sawyer Point, a popular spot on the Riverfront of the Ohio, hosts the annual "Party in the Park" series on Wednesday evenings from April 23rd this year through August 20th. You'll see many popular local bands playing here. So come on down & get your groove on (plus it's free)! http://www.party-in-the-park.com/bands.asp They also host the...

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  • Proctor & Gamble Headquarters

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Please, if it is one of the area's largest employers, can't you give P&G respect by spelling the name right? It's PROCTER and Gamble (if you're a native, you make that mistake only once). It's PROCTOR-SILEX but PROCTER and Gamble. If you are a legitimate, respected travel site, at least get the names correct.

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  • Taste of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Taste of Cincinnati is much like the other taste-fests throughout the country; they feature live bands and admission is free but there are food booths from various great restaurants throughout the city including some of my faves: Burbank's Real Barbecue Izzy's La Petite France Mecklenberg Gardens Melting Pot Shanghai Mama's Smokey Bones Haven't...

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  • Playhouse in the Park

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Playhouse In the Park opened in 1959 as one of the first regional theatres in America, and today many people consider it to be one of the best. The Playhouse presents a broad range of shows with appeal to a wide audience. There are two auditoriums, the 626-seat Robert S. Marx Theatre and the more intimate 225 seat Thompson Shelterhouse. They are...

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  • Music Hall

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Located in historic Over-the-Rhine section of Cincinnati, you'll find the grand, beautiful edifice, Music Hall, home to the illustrious Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet & Cincinnati Pops. During the holiday season, the kids & I like to come here to see the magical production of "The Nutcracker Suite". Music Hall was built in 1878 by...

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  • Zinzinnati Oktoberfest

    Cincinnati Things to Do

    Originator of the world-famous Chicken Dance and touting itself as the nation's largest, most authentic Oktoberfest is the Zinzinnati Oktoberfest! Our Chicken Dance made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with 48,000 participants joining in the dance during the 1994 Oktoberfest (you'll see it mentioned in the 1995-1997 editions of Guinness...

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