Cincinnati Attractions

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Founded in 1788, Cincinnati is located on the banks of the Ohio River in the southwest corner of Ohio. With its lovely hillside landscape and riverfront views, the city offers turn-of-the-century homes and modern suburbs. Home to Fortune 500 companies, such as Procter & Gamble, General Electric Aircraft, Kroger and Chiquita Brands International.

On the entertainment side, there's plenty to see and do from baseball and football games with the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals to concerts along the riverfront. The city also boasts outstanding college teams sports from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. The surrounding suburbs host numerous state and county parks offering hiking, biking and canoeing.

Throughout the summer and early fall, there's plenty to celebrate — from the annual Labor Day Riverfest fireworks demonstration and the nation's largest Oktoberfest to the historic Tall Stacks riverboat festival and the Taste of Cincinnati. And, art lovers will enjoy The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Ballet and Playhouse in the Park.

Things to do and check out in Cincinnati

  • Cincinnati Sports Leagues (www.gocsl.com)
    Cincinnati Sports Leagues (CSL) is a sports and event planning organization committed to providing young adults with the best sports leagues, tournaments, and networking opportunities in the area.So whether you're a recreational player, competitive athlete or just someone looking to party with hundreds of active young professionals in the Cincinnati area, CSL has it all!

  • Cincinnati Bengals (www.bengals.com)
    Check out what's new with the Bengals as they return to glory.

  • Cincinnati Reds (www.cincinnatireds.com)
    Get all of the latest news on the hometown team and get into the excitement.

  • University of Cincinnati (www.uc.edu)
    The University of Cincinnati blends real-world experience with education to give its students the best chance to succeed beyond graduation. And the sports... yeah, they're great too!

  • Xavier University (www.xu.edu)
    Xavier University, a private coeducational university offers its students an exceptional education in a Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Solid sports combined with this fine education make Xavier a great school to attend.

  • Kings Island (www.visitkingsisland.com)
    Kings Island offers thrillseekers all they could ever want. With over 300 rides along with other shows and attractions, KI is the perfect place to spend a day, or two or three.

  • Newport Aquarium (www.newportaquarium.com)
    Check out exciting exhibits and discover the world beneath the sea at the Newport Aquarium.

  • Cincinnati Museum Center (www.cincymuseum.org)
    Come to the Union Terminal in downtown Cincinnati and check out 3 museums under one roof. Learn more about the history of Cincinnati and have fun while doing so.

  • Cincinnati Fire Museum (www.cincyfiremuseum.com)
    Learn about the rich history of Cincinnati firefighting.

  • Cincinnati Arts Association (www.cincinnatiarts.org)
    Cincinnati is a great city for the arts! Check out the Cincinnati Arts Association to find out more.

  • Cincinnati Zoo (www.cincyzoo.org)
    One of the top ranked zoo's in the country, the Cincinnati Zoo houses more than 500 animal species. Check out this national historic landmark, you won't regret it.

  • Cincinnati Ski Club (www.CincinnatiSkiClub.org)
    We're active all year round and we do more than ski!

    Established in 1947, the Cincinnati Ski Club has evolved into not only a club for snow skiers, but also a sports and social club. We now offer quality trips for our skiers, but we also do things like take water ski trips, travel, hike, dance, go to Reds and Bengals games, golf, play softball and volleyball—in other words—we have fun all year long!

For additional information about Cincinnati, including news and upcoming events, check out Cincinnati.com.