This 1933 art deco building doubles as a train station and major tourist attraction. The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, an Omnimax theater, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and the Cincinnati Railroad Club. Learn about history, trains, nature and science, watch a movie, or entertain the children with hands-on activities.
Stop to admire the architecture before going inside. Note the dome with limestone and glass facade and walls with bas-reliefs. Inside there are preserved mosaic murals from the 1930s.
The Cincinnati History Museum has an interesting exhibit of scale models of the city’s trains. You can also learn about the first settlers who founded the city in 1788, and the Great Depression.
Families should make a beeline for the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Younger children can play in the streets of Kids’ Town. Older children can slide down trees and enter caves in The Woods.
A moon rock collected by Ohio-born Neil Armstrong is among the treasures in the Natural History and Science Museum. This museum is also aimed at children, with many hands-on activities. See what Ohio looked like 19,000 years ago when the last glacier was retreating from the region. Explore a replica of limestone caves with a real bat colony.
The Omnimax theater offers the latest films. You’ll find food and refreshments at several cafés and souvenirs in a number of shops.
The Cincinnati Museum Center is one mile (1.6 kilometers) north of Fountain Square. It’s open daily, with movie screenings at night. Pay to park or take the No. 1 bus from downtown. Buy an All Museum Pass for reduced entry. It includes tickets to the Omnimax theater.
Overlooking the Fountain Square, The Westin Cincinnati is within easy reach of the Great American Ball Park, the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Contemporary Arts Center and the Aronoff Center.
Located in Downtown Cincinnati, this historic hotel is steps from Contemporary Arts Center and Fountain Square. Carew Tower and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Saks Fifth Avenue Center across from Duke Energy Convention Center, this hotel is 3 blocks from Paul Brown Stadium, 6 blocks from the Great American Ballpark, and 7 blocks from the US Bank Arena.
Surrounded by downtown Cincinnati attractions, this 2-tower hotel connects to Duke Energy Center by an enclosed skyway. Fountain Square is 200 meters away, while the Paul Brown Stadium, the Great American Ball Park, and the U.S. Bank Arena are all within 1 km.
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cincinnati Fire Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, and Paul Brown Stadium. Carew Tower and Fountain Square are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated on a river, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of MainStrasse Village, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Paul Brown Stadium. Great American Ball Park and Carew Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Downtown Cincinnati, this hotel is steps from Contemporary Arts Center and Fountain Square. Carew Tower and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are also within 10 minutes.
Located in downtown Cincinnati, this richly restored hotel is adjacent to the Carew Tower and Tower Place Mall, 1 block from the convention center, and within a half-mile of sports stadiums.