There's no better way for new arrivals to discover their new city than by exploring the numerous attractions in Cincinnati. Below is a list of some of the highlights of things to see and do in Cincinnati.
Recommended attractions in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Centre
This centre features three museums in one location at an old converted railway station. These include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, and the Museum of Natural History and Science. The centre is also home to the Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater and the Cincinnati History Library and Archives.
Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory
The conservatory is the city's horticultural gem with more than 3,500 plant species from across the world in themed greenhouses that include a desert garden and a tropical rainforest. The conservatory also houses a collection of bonsai trees.
Taft Museum of Art
Housed in a 200-year-old building, this museum displays a small but impressive collection of artworks. Visitors can enjoy viewing paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Whistler and Goya, as well as sculptures and Chinese porcelains.
This square is at the heart of the Cincinnati city centre, with an impressive fountain that was cast in Munich and erected in Cincinnati in 1871. Various seasonal events are held in the square throughout the year.
Carew Tower and Observation Deck
This art deco building from the 1930s is one of Cincinnati's tallest. Classified as a National Historic Landmark, it contains shops, restaurants and offices, but the highlight is the panoramic views over the city from the observatory on the 49th floor at the very top of the building.
American Sign Museum
This unique museum displays all kinds of signs and the colourful, brightly lit collections are a feast for the eyes. Guided tours are recommended to bring to life the stories behind the signs and, on weekdays, tours include a visit to the on-site neon shop for a demonstration of neon-sign making.