Things to Do in Cincinnati
From aquariums to arts centers to architecture tours, there is plenty to do in Cincinnati. Downtown, which was named on Forbes' list of "15 U.S. Cities' Emerging Downtowns" in 2013, boasts restaurants and shopping. Swing by the Cincinnati Art Museum, located in the city's Eden Park cultural district. The neo-classical buildings hosts more than 60,000 objects and an array of European portraits. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center tells the tales of the slaves who found freedom near Cincinnati. Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood to the north of downtown Cincinnati, is filled with the world's largest collections of Italianate architecture, making it one of the largest historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sports fans flock to watch the city's two major sports teams, the Cincinnati Bengals (football) and Cincinnati Reds (baseball). The city also hosts an important tennis tournament, the Cincinnati Masters. If you're in town during the right time, be sure to check out the large events such as the Flying Pig Marathon, the Macy's Music Festival and the WEBN Labor Day Fireworks/Riverfest. Kids have a blast at Cincinnati Zoo, the second-oldest zoo in the country. Here they'll find more than 500 animal species and upwards of 3,000 varieties of plant life.