Cincinnati – Did You Know?

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Did you know that Cincinnati wasn’t the city’s original name? It was originally named Lasantiville, and was renamed after a Roman citizen soldier named Cincinnatus. It’s also got a whole host of nicknames, including The City of Seven Hills, The Queen of the West, and even The Blue Chip City. There’s a ton of things to do in this multi-name city, and this is just a short list. If you’re looking for city or airport parking along the way of your travels, don’t hesitate to look at On Air Parking, which offers competitive rates across the United States.

The Cincinnati Observatory

This is the oldest observatory in the United States and the entire western hemisphere, being established in 1842. Today, visitors can take part in a self-guided walking tour, which includes looking at historic and picturesque streets, beautifully restored homes from the late 1800s, and several historic markers. You can also take part in a history tour, which is held Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at noon, 1pm, and 2pm. Adult tickets are $10, kid tickets are $5, senior tickets are $5, and veteran tickets are $5.

American Sign Museum

If you’re looking for a unique experience and somewhere interesting to go during your trip to Cincinnati, look no further than the American Sign Museum. There’s a library and resource center collection, with more than 1,000 sign-related books and research materials. However, please note that the library is open by appointment only, but visiting it comes free with admission. Members of the museum enter free. Non-member fees are adults for $15, seniors (65+) for $10, youth (13-18) for $10, military and first responders for $10. Children twelve and younger are free with each paid adult; there is a limit of three children per paying adult, so keep that in mind.

Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education

Here, you can experience stories of courage, perseverance, loss, redemption, and new life, told straight from the mouths of local Holocaust survivors. Exhibits include the Holocaust Gallery, Humanity Gallery, and Dimensions in Testimony. There are a variety of programs and events, so keep up to date with their online calendar. General admission for adults (13-19) is $10, students (under 13, or with ID) are $10, seniors (60+) are $7.50, and military members enter for $7.50. You can also get combo tickets, which allows you to visit the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Combo tickets are only available for purchase in-person.

Washington Park

Washington Park, home to a variety of events, programs, and seasonal series, is one of the best parks in Cincinnati for those looking for something to do without sacrificing being outside. This park was acquired by the city of Cincinnati in 1855, and construction began in the 1860s. It played host to a host of attractions, including a series of bandstands, walkways lined with benches, fountains, a pond, and even wading and swimming pools.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was founded in 1873, with its first door opening happening in 1875. This makes it the second-oldest zoo in the United States. Attractions include the ScooterPals, train, carousel, and Kagna’ Klimb. Habitats include Africa, African Penguin Point, Birds of the World, Cat Canyon, Dragons., Elephant Reserve, and more. General admission tickets are $16-$26 for adults (13-61), $10-$20 for children (3-12), and $10-$20 for seniors (62+). You can also get an admission and rides package, twilight admission, wild encounters, and good any day admission.

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