First time to Cincinnati? Take a moment to read my list of 5 things to do while visiting Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the United States and the reptile house is the oldest zoo building dating from 1875. It is located in the Avondale area of Cincinnati and has many animal exhibits including South African cheetahs, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malayan tigers, western lowland gorillas, pottos, and Masai giraffes.
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum pays homage to the great players, managers and staff of the past teams in an exhibition of photos, displays and multimedia. A must for all basball fans.
The Cincinnati Music Hall, is a classical music performance hall that serves as the home for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. It is recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior for its distinctive Venetian Gothic architecture. The building has a dual purpose – to house musical activities in its central auditorium and industrial exhibitions in its side wings.
The American Sign Museum displays over 200 signs in its galleries. There are signs from the late nineteenth century through to well known company’s neon signs.
When it originally opened, the John A Roebling Suspension Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Take a leisurely walk over the bridge and view Cincinnati from the Kentucky side.
Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and located at the north side of the confluence of the Licking River to the Ohio. Fountain Square, in the city centre, is a gathering point which attracts many visitors and tourists. The Fountain Square District is a restaurant and entertainment hub. It contains many offices, hotels, specialty shops and restaurants.