Cincinnati Links, Events, Schools, Attractions and Places To Be!

We'd like to think we've answered all of your questions about Cincinnati, but we realize that's probably impossible. Here are some good links to get you started:

General Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Links:

Cincinnati Art

  • Cincinnati Art Museum was founded in 1881. Located in Eden Park, it is one of the oldest visual arts institutions in the country. General admission to the museum and its collection is free.
  • The Taft Museum of Art
  • The Contemporary Arts Center. The building itself has gained international attention for it's original architecture. The CAC has an illustrious history. It has featured the art of now-famous artists early in their career, such as: Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, and Laurie Anderson.
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum is one of the few sculpture parks in the United States. It was opened in 1996 and was described by Atlantic Monthly as the "most beautiful natural setting of any art park in the country. It's 265 acres display 45 sculptures, although more are planned. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and the environment. Pyramid Hill offers concerts, special events and kids programs. Most Cincinnatians have never heard of it - check it out, and tell a friend!

Cincinnati Music and Dance

Theatre

History Attractions

Science Attractions

  • The Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science is dedicated to local geology and geography, anatomy and all aspects of the cycle of life.
  • The Cincinnati Observatory Center presents free lectures and telescope viewing on most Thursday evenings. It is open for public stargazing most Friday nights and many Saturday nights for a nominal fee per person.
  • Wolff Planetarium in Burnet Woods This Spitz Model A-1 planetarium was purchased in 1950. 20 adults can sit under the dome to view the stars in all seasons and latitudes. Each session is led by an experienced naturalist who knows diverse myths and obscure facts about the stars.

Amusement Parks, Aquariums, and Zoos

  • The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country. It is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants.
  • Paramount's Kings Island is a 364 acre park with rides, shows, a water park, children areas and games. It is home to the world's best wooden roller coaster, The Beast.
  • The Newport Aquarium houses more than 11,000 water creatures.
  • The Dude Ranch offers horseback riding, real cattle drives, hayrides, campfires, a petting zoo and paint ball.

Parks and Gardens

  • The Krohn Conservatory has more than 3,500 species of plans from all over the world. It is open every day of the year from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free, although they accept donations.

Dining - Fine and Otherwise

  • Graeter's Ice Cream. Delicious!
  • Skyline Chili It is so much better than it sounds. We promise.
  • Jungle Jim's International Market. We nearly put this unique shopping experience under amusement parks. It has a huge selection of food from around the world, and an extraordinarily large produce selection. Jungle Jim's draws 50,000 shoppers per week - it needs to be seen to be believed.

Sports

Festivals and Events

  • Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati was first held in 1976 near Fountain Square. It has grown to become North America's largest Oktoberfest with over half a million people attending each year.
  • Tallstacks was first held as part of Cincinnati's bicentennial celebration in 1988. It is now held approximately every four years, and is a full five day event of riverboats complete with cruises, tours and races, as well as music and entertainment.

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Education

Ohio Department of Education School District Report Cards


Kentucky Department of Education School District Report Cards


Cincinnati Prepratory Schools (Non-Religious)

Religious Private Schools

Cincinnati Crime and Safety Statistics