Taking the time to unwind is very important to relax the body and the mind. This means a change of location is needed so that you can get as far away as possible from worries at the house and the office. Some decide to chart a vacation course outside of the country, but it’s unnecessary because there’s a wealth of scenic and historical landmarks within the country that everyone can enjoy exploring.
Here are the top 5 things to do in Cincinnati Ohio (instead of spending your time cleaning out your rain gutters).
The Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati:
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Findlay Market
- Krohn Conservatory
- Cincinnati Art Museum
- Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
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The best thing about all these landmarks is that they are accessible, affordable to on your pocket, and very friendly to family visitors and backpacker adventurers. Get ready to take a lot of selfies when you roam around.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical garden is located at 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220. You can order your tickets over the phone at (513) 281-4700 or, if it’s more convenient, the zoo’s website can offer the tickets online along with package offers. People are entering the zoo and botanical garden for the first time should know about its rich history. 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. In record it’s designated as a National Historic Landmark, which was praised for its three significant architectures, which was the Elephant House, Reptile House, and the Pigeon memorial. Now in the 21st century, acres of its land maintains one of the largest animal collections species and contains more than 3,000 varieties of plants.
Going window shopping and visiting the market will lead visitors to 1801 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, which is the location of the well-known Findlay Market. Visitors who don’t know what’s on sale can even call ahead on the public market’s number – (513) 665-4839 to inquire. Findlay Market was founded in 1852, on land donated by the estate of General James Findlay and his wife, Jane Irwin Findlay. The place is always filled with people, and It can be said that the market is a center of economic activity because it gathers people of different economic, social, and ethnic descent.
Looking from a map, the place of 1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202 was Originally known only as the Eden Park Greenhouse before the name was changed. In 1937 it was renamed in honor of Irwin M. Krohn, who served as Board of Park Commissioner. What’s special about Krohn Conservatory is it can be rented for private events like company conventions, and because of its scenery it can be a place for wedding receptions. For those interested, information about renting the facility can be obtained through the Premier Park Events website, or they can call (513) 421-4086 to inquire.
Cincinnati Art Museum
The museum is a modest structure that’s located at Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202. It houses diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. For history buffs, the Cincinnati Art Museum is the place to go to get inspiration from ages long past, and this is reflected in the art museum’s mission:
“Through the power of art, we contribute to a more vibrant Cincinnati by inspiring its people and connecting our communities.”
The Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but on Thursdays they extend till 8 in the evening. Visitors can call (513) 721-2787 so that they can inquire and participate on museum’s wide range of art-related programs.
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
The museum at 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203, has been standing there since 1933. It has been considered as a national historic landmark that’s even been engraved in the history of comics. Did you know that the venue’s exterior served as the basis for the design of the Hall of Justice, the headquarters of the Justice League in the 1970s cartoon Super Friends?
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and they have special events on the weekends. Visitors with families can call ahead on the museum’s number – (513) 287-7000 so that they can participate in the Family ARTventures Tours on Saturdays.
Going around the city will eventually lead you to be tired and very hungry. That’s why the next activity on your travel list is to find places to eat in Cincinnati.
By just traveling these 5 scenic and historical places, people can enjoy their time visiting Cincinnati. Cincinnati has deep roots, and the best way to experience the city is taking it step by step, planning your visits in advance, and just let yourself be absorbed by the city’s history and culture.