At 21c, discover contemporary art in the most unexpected places - from the sidewalks to the elevators. Specially commissioned site-specific works by some of the contemporary art world's most exciting artists can be found throughout downtown Cincinnati's 21c Museum Hotel and rotate, curated exhibitions in the galleries transform the spaces, offering a good reason to visit regularly.
Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station, and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Cincinnati Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Sciences and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater.
The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. See major works by Rembrandt, Hals, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner, Ingres, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as the greatest Gothic ivory sculpture in America.
Observation Deck: Open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Rates: $4 ages 12 and up; $2 ages 6-11; Free for ages 5 and under. Cash only.
Completed in 1930, Carew Tower stands 49 stories tall in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Visitors to the 49th-floor Observation Deck can enjoy one of the city's most spectacular views plus pick up a Cincinnati souvenir in the gift shop.
Carew Tower is also home to 25 shops, restaurants, and other amenities including the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and offices.
Monday-Friday 12-4pm, Evenings and weekends by appointment
Located atop the rolling hills of Mt. Lookout, the Cincinnati Observatory is home to the world's oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. Two handsome National Historic Landmark buildings and the beautiful grounds provide a serene, park-like setting while still being centrally located in the city of Cincinnati.
Admission: $10, reduced admission $5 after 5:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States between 1805 and 1910, the vibrant site offers experiences designed to ignite curiosity, expand imaginations and inspire generations.
Featuring: Daily Adventures including building tours, nature conservation tours, Shaker music, and Discovery Trek: Cobwebber Broom Making (Saturday)
Columbus, Indiana is known around the world for its collection of work by renowned architects, landscape architects, and artists. Columbus might be just another small city except for the vision of local leaders who wanted to make Columbus the best community they could. The results speak for themselves – Columbus is ranked sixth in the U.S. for architectural innovation and design, as cited by the American Institute of Architects.
America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed Fallingwater for his clients, the Kaufmann family. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is entrusted to preserve Fallingwater for generations to come.
Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts.
CCM provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment.
The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world's stage.