Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. The museum complex includes Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Cincinnati History Library and Archives, and Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater. The museum center has a collection of more than 1.8 million artifacts of permanent and temporary exhibits relating to Union Terminal.
Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) is one of the oldest art museum in the United States. The museum permanent collection includes over 67,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years. It includes European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, East Asian Art, and American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings. The museum's Decorative Arts and Design collection includes over 7,000 art works. General admission is always free to the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest zoo in the United States. The 64.5 acres zoo features over 500 animals and 3,000 plant species. Animals at the zoo are popular for several records - the longest living American alligator in captivity, the fastest cheetah in captivity, and the largest Komodo dragon. The zoo exhibits includes Africa, African Penguin Point, Cat Canyon, Dobsa Giraffe Ridge, Dragons, Gibbon Islands, Gorilla World, Jungle Trails, Lords of the Arctic, Lemur Lookout, Night Hunters, Otto M. Buddig Manatee Springs, P&G Discovery Forest, Reptile House, Rhino Reserve, Roo Valley, Elephant Reserve, Spaulding Children's Zoo, Swan Lake, Wolf Woods, Wings of the World, and World of the Insect.
Cincinnati Music Hall is a performance hall and national historic landmark. The Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Ballet, and the May Festival. The 60 minute outdoor building tour offers opportunity to explore Music Hall's history and architecture. Inside tour of the Music Hall is about 1 hour.
Located in Eden Park, Krohn Conservatory is known for its Art Deco style features. It has over 3,500 plant species from all over the world. The collections include Bonsai Collection, Desert Garden, Floral Display, Orchid Display, Palm House, and Tropical House. Krohn Conservatory also offers rental for private events and wedding.
Taft Museum of Art is a 200-year-old historic house and landmark located in downtown. The home is one of the finest small art museums and National Historic Landmark for its historic house and Duncanson murals. The historic house museum collection includes European and American masterworks, 17th-19th century watches, Chinese porcelains, and French Renaissance enamels.
Located in the heart of downtown, Carew Tower is a 49-story building overlooking the Ohio River waterfront. At 574 foot, it is the 2nd tallest building in the city. The tower has observation deck located on the 49th floor. The deck offers views of three states: Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Carew Tower is a national historic landmark known for its unique architectural design.
American Sign Museum preserves nearly 100 years of signage. The museum displays historic signs and equipment utilized in the design and manufacture of signs. It is a family owned museum that features pre-electric signs adorned in goldleaf, earliest electric signs, beautiful art-deco neon, and modern plastic-faced sign.
Eden Park is one of the most popular park of the city. It is home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Krohn Conservatory. The park offers many scenic overlooks of the Ohio River valley. Eden Park is also home to number of city landmarks and landscape features including Hinkle Magnolia Garden, Twin Lakes, and 72-foot high Water Tower.
Smale Riverfront Park connecting downtown to the river is a popular place known for vistas, gatherings, and celebrations. The park is known for hosting events throughout year. Park features pavilion, monument, carousel, garden, and fountain. West Tree Grove garden with variety of roses is a venue for wedding and special events. Playground next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge includes rock climbing, rope bridge, and slides.