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.
Cincinnati is home to two major sports clubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the oldest team in Major League Baseball, and the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is one of the 50 largest in the United States. Cincinnati is known for its historic architecture. In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as “Paris of America”, due mainly to such ambitious architectural projects as the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, and Shillito Department Store. Cincinnati is also the birthplace of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States.