Cincinnati Attractions

Cincinnati AttractionsBeing Ohio's third largest city, Cincinnati offers some of the best attractions in the state. Sports lovers can enjoy Cincinnati's professional teams competing against the best squads in the United States and Canada. Families can enjoy the ball game at the Great American Ball Park, which is home to the Cincinnati Reds of the MLB. With a seating capacity of nearly 43,000, this ball park is one of the largest baseball venues in the Midwest. The Paul Brown Stadium invites football fans to watch the Cincinnati Bengals take on other NFL teams. When the home team scores a touchdown, the 65,000 seat capacity stadium is one of the loudest venues in Ohio.

Great Ice hockey action is only a walk away from the Great American Ball Park. The U.S. Bank Area is home to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League. Another major sports venue in Ohio's third biggest city is Cincinnati Gardens. The indoor arena is home to the city's Kings (Indoor Soccer), Commandos (Indoor Football) and Rollergirls (Roller Derby) teams. Large enough to accommodate nearly 11,000 spectators, Cincinnati Gardens is also one of the premier entertainment venues as it hosts concerts, shows and other exciting performances oriented towards family friendly fun. Home to the Cincinnati Masters, The Linder Family Tennis Center hosts one of the largest annual tennis events in the United States. Tennis fans can watch the world's best men and women compete in one of the largest tennis specific venues in country.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular attractions for families visiting the city. Being in operation since the late 19th century, Cincinnati's zoo is one of the oldest zoos in North America. Covering over 65 acres, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to nearly 2,000 animals from more than 500 different species. Additionally, visitors can explore some of the world's most beautiful flowers, grasses, plants, trees and shrubs in the city's premier botanical gardens. Tourists can also explore amazing marine wildlife in the Newport Aquarium, which is located within Kentucky territory right across the Ohio River near Downtown Cincinnati.

Anyone who has an appreciation for great architecture and history can satisfy his or her interests at the Cincinnati Museum Center that is located in the Union Terminal train station. Most of the historic art deco building has been converted to space that is now home to a history museum, natural history and science museum, children's museum and other cultural venues such as a theater and library.