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Cincinnati

Known for Museums, Sports and Live Music

This German-influenced city is known for its charming old neighborhoods, baseball, “five-way” chili and beer festivals.

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Cincinnati gets its charm from old, hilly neighborhoods, cheering sports fans and a German heritage. This is where brother-in-laws Procter and Gamble started making soap over 175 years ago, and where America’s first professional baseball team was formed. TV personality Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati.

The city celebrates its German roots with beer festivals and sausage-inspired cuisine. Order a locally brewed beer with Goetta sausage, or try the signature “five-way” chili. This dish usually consists of layers of chili, kidney beans, onions, spaghetti and cheese, and can be seasoned with chocolate and cinnamon.

Cincinnati was founded in 1788 and now has about 300,000 residents. More than two million people live in the wider metropolitan area. Navigate downtown as part of a guided walking tour or take a horse-drawn carriage. Rent a Segway or pedal wagon for a fun afternoon. Exploring Cincinnati is also easy by car and public transport.

Seven hills make up the city’s historical neighborhoods. Orient yourself from the observation deck of downtown Carew Tower. From there, you can see the city skyline or gaze across the Ohio River to Kentucky on the other side.

Over-the-Rhine is a charming and culture-filled neighborhood just north of downtown. Wander through its streets featuring beautiful 19th-century architecture to find attractions like the majestic Music Hall and lively Findlay Market.

Head northeast to Eden Park for the Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory.

West of downtown, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a popular entertainment complex with five museums and a cinema. See a moon rock collected by Neil Armstrong at the Natural History and Science Museum. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum caters to families with young children.

The landscapes of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum reflect the seasons with ever-changing gardens.

At night head to Mount Adams, a hillside neighborhood packed with bars and clubs. Many of these venues offer impressive views of the city skyline. Find a seat, order a local brew and toast to your Cincinnati experience.

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See newborn baby gorillas and tigers at this park dubbed “the Sexiest Zoo in America” thanks to its successful breeding program.

Choose between a variety of theaters and museums in this landmark art deco building.

Attend a rally or art exhibit in this busy piazza marked by a gorgeous bronze fountain from the 19th century.

Discover 6,000 years of art, including work by 19th-century European masters, in this free gallery in scenic Eden Park.

Explore a desert, watch a waterfall cascade through the rain forest or enjoy the seasonal flower shows in Eden Park’s impressive art deco conservatory.

This award-winning amusement and water park in Mason has more than 80 thrilling rides and attractions.

Find yourself face-to-face with thousands of aquatic species from around the world at this popular aquarium just across the river from Cincinnati.

This entertainment complex includes cinemas, dance clubs, bowling alleys, shops and an outside area with bars, an aquarium and restaurants.

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The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States.

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Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

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Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

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Located in The Banks, please check in 15 minutes prior to your game start time. The Heist Escape Room is an exciting, immersive game that involves an all-time favorite: the art heist. Get ready for an exciting challenge of beating a thief at his own game.

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Located in The Banks, please check in 15 minutes prior to your game start time. Our Gold Rush Escape Room is an exciting, immersive game that takes you on the ultimate hunt for gold. For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California.

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Located in The Banks, please check in 15 minutes prior to your game start time. The Escape Game offers an escape from ordinary life and allows you to live the stories you love. Our Special Ops: Mysterious Market Escape Room is an exciting, immersive game that sends your team on a mission to uncover the truth.

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