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The city of Cincinnati offers a wealth of entertainment and cultural opportunities.  Here are just a few potential places that you may want to visit during your stay.  For more information, visit the Cincinnati Visitors Bureau at www.cincyusa.com.


American Sign Museum

Location: 2515 Essex Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Courtesy: American Sign Museum website

The American Sign Museum, a not-for-profit 501(C) (3) corporation, was founded by Tod Swormstedt, former editor and publisher of Signs of the Times magazine with the mission to inform and educate the general public, as well as business and special interest groups, about the history of the sign industry and its significant contribution to commerce and the American landscape. It has grown to inculde a collection of more than 3,000 cataloged objects, with new acquisitions arriving every month.

Admission: Adults, $10

Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Location: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

Courtesy: Northern Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau website

Union Terminal once a bustling train station is now nationally recognized as an educational and research resource and a main cultural attraction in Cincinnati. It houses three permanent museums and an Omnimax Theatre to add to its appeal as a main attraction.
Admission: $8
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Contemporary Arts Center
Location: 44 E. Sixth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Courtesy: Contemporary arts center website

Contemporary Arts Center was founded in 1939.
The gallery focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media, organizing 12 to 18 exhibitions and 20 to 40 performances annually. Small performances by local artists termed “Contemporary Fridays” take place every third Friday of the month starting at 6pm.
Admission: Adults, $6.50
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Location: 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Courtesy: Northern Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau website

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world. The three buildings symbolize the cornerstones of freedom - courage, cooperation, and perseverance - the Freedom Center's curving architecture reflects the winding river and the often-changing path to freedom.

The Freedom Center stands at the Nation's newest monument to freedom. Interactive exhibits, two theatres and free audio tours make this experience truly unique.
Admission: $12
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


Cincinnati Art Museum
Location: 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Courtesy: Northern Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau website

Located in Eden Park, at 953 Eden Park Dr., the museum is home to more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years, making it the largest collection in Ohio. The Cincinnati Art Museum provides more than 100,000 works. Music performances, poetry readings, lectures and discussions are also included in its offerings.
Free general admission
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open to tour groups exclusively Tuesday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. Closed Mondays.