Cincinnati General Attractions
Carew Tower Observation Deck
DESCRIPTION: Since its completion in 1931, the building’s function has remained the same: office space, shopping and hotel rooms. Throughout those decades, visitors to Cincinnati have enjoyed spectacular views of the city and metro area on the 49th floor observation deck. On a clear day, you can see for 40-50 miles in all directions.
DAYS & HOURS: Observation Deck is open Mon-Thu 9a-5:30p, Friday 9a-6p, Sat-Sun 10a-7p
ADMISSION: small fee
ADDRESS: 441 Vine Street; Cincinnati, OH
DESCRIPTION: Since the 1830’s German immigrants clustered north and east of the Miami-Erie Canal that flowed through town and called their neighborhood called “Over-The-Rhine”. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district has the largest collection of 19th century Italianate buildings in the country, many of which are artist cooperatives. Main Street is home to a slew of coffeehouses, bars, restaurants, boutiques, bookstores and art galleries. It is located around Main Street from Central Parkway to Liberty Avenue.
ADDRESS: 12th Street between Vine and Sycamore Streets; Cincinnati, OH
DESCRIPTION: Stop at the longest running open-air farmer’s market in Ohio for fresh fruits & veggies. Findlay is also known for the best horseradish in the city.
ADDRESS: 1801 Race Street; Cincinnati, OH
DESCRIPTION: A wonderful piece of of art that also serves as town center. Special events are common here, include Taste of Cincinnati, Salsa Dance Night, Light Shows and more. A number of restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses surround the square.
ADDRESS: heart of downtown; Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati’s landmark project on the banks of the Ohio River is situated between Paul Brown Football Stadium to the west, Great American Ballpark to the east, Downtown to the north and Ohio River to the south. This live, work, play destination has become the urban revitalization capstone of the metro area. With Phase I and Phase II now complete, you can now enjoy a scenic walk from the edge of downtown offices to the grass-lined bank of the Ohio River. A mixed used complex, The Banks features the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, hundreds of residences, a boutique hotel, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Pies & Pints brewpub, Taste of Belgium waffle house, Skyline Pizza, Yardhouse Restaurant, Moenlein Lager House, Carol Ann’s Carousel, Grow Great Adventure Playground, GE’s U.S. Global Operations Center, Smale Riverfront Park, a dock for riverboats and pedestrian-only Roebling Suspension Bridge. After Phase III build-out, The Banks will include 1,800 residences, 400 hotel rooms, 400,000 square feet of retail and 1 million square feet of offices, doubling people activity.
DESCRIPTION: Completed in 133, this nationally recognized conservatory of 3,500 plant species from around the world, including a 20-foot rainforest waterfall. A blazingly colorful event is the annual Butterfly Show – thousands of butterflies are released within the conservatory’s showroom.
DAYS & HOURS: Daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 950 Eden Park Drive; Cincinnati, OH
River Downs Racetrack
DESCRIPTION: For over three-quarters of a century, race fans have enjoyed the pleasure of taking in the races at this beautiful track that has kept up with the times, while never losing its ambiance. Located only minutes from downtown Cincinnati along the scenic Ohio River, River Downs is warm, friendly, and it keeps you close to the live action while presenting year-round simulcast racing in a comfortable setting that is on the cutting edge of modern technology.
ADDRESS: 6301 Kellogg Avenue; Cincinnati, OH
Jack Cincinnati Casino
DESCRIPTION: This beautiful property combines the thrill of Las Vegas gaming with the convenience of a short drive from Cincinnati.
ADDRESS: 600 Grand Victoria Drive; Cincinnati, OH
Jungle Jim’s International Market
DESCRIPTION: A place where the first rule is to treat customers like gold, the second is to have fun doing it; people come from several states away for the unique shopping experience Jungle Jim’s International Market offers; features a wide selection of food from all over the world and red hot deals.
DAYS & HOURS: daily 8a-10p
ADDRESS: 5440 Dixie Highway; Fairfield, OH
Cincinnati Premium Outlets
DESCRIPTION: These gorgeous outlets are Ohio’s newest shopping destination, located between Dayton and Cincinnati; enjoy saving pricing for brand shops such as Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
ADDRESS: 400 Premium Outlets Drive; Monroe, OH
Argosy Casino and Hotel
DESCRIPTION: The casino’s pavilion and entertainment complex provides various guest services and amenities including: ticketing, Preferred Players’ Club desk, gift shop, theme restaurants and bars. It also has an attached 1,800-car covered garage.
ADDRESS: 777 Argosy Parkway; Lawrenceburg, IN
Belterra Casino Resort
DESCRIPTION: A 38,000-square-foot river boat casino featuring 1,550 video slots, 39 table games, six restaurants and a 608-room hotel.
ADDRESS: 777 Belterra Drive; Belterra, IN