Attractions in Cincinnati

When talking about sites of interest to explore in Cincinnati, categories such as sports, art and history come to mind. Ohio's third largest city boasts historic architecture, museums, and professional sporting venues.

Sports fan are guaranteed to have plenty of fun watching live pro baseball, football, and tennis. The Paul Brown Stadium is where more than 65,000 screaming fans cheer on the Cincinnati Bengals as they take on other teams in the NFL. If American football is not your favorite sport, then you can watch some home runs being hit at the nearby Great American BallPark, where over 42,000 baseball fans support the Reds every week during the MLB season. 

The sporting options don't stop there, because the indoor U.S. Bank Arena is also located right next to the Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark. The arena is currently the home ground for the Cyclones, a pro ice hockey team that competes in the ECHL league. The great advantage of watching live professional sports in Cincinnati is that the premier venues are all located on the same site at the waterfront of the Central Business District. Cincinnati also takes pride in hosting the oldest running professional tennis event in the United States. Held at the Linder Family Tennis Center, the Cincinnati Masters welcomes the world's top men and women every year.

College sports is also a big deal in Cincinnati's culture, so it is worth checking out University of Cincinnati and Xavier University athletic competitions in popular venues such as Nippert Stadium, Fifth Third Arena, and Cintas Center. The ticket prices to these collegiate games are much more affordable than those for the city's pro teams.

Cincinnati also combines some of its best museum exhibitions and displays under one roof. The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History and Science, and Cincinnati History Archives and Library. Located at the former site of the Union Terminal rail station, the museum complex is still served by Amtrak Cardinal line. The Union Terminal itself is a historic attraction because of its unique art deco architectural style. 

Speaking of architecture, Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine area is one of the largest historic districts in the United States. This district is lined up with an array of diverse 19th century architectural buildings, which reflect the large German immigrant heritage of Cincinnati. Being an excellent example of award winning modern architecture, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art is a work of art from the exterior and of course hosts ongoing exhibitions inside.