First time to Cincinnati?  Take a moment to read my list of 5 things to do while visiting Cincinnati.

  • Visit Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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.

  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (baseball)

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.

  • Cincinnati Music Hall

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.

  • American Sign Museum

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.

  • John A Roebling Suspension Bridge

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.