Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati

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Housed in a working train station, Cincinnati Museum Center boasts several museums, an Omnimax theater, a library, and travelling exhibitions throughout the year. Cincinnati Union Terminal was a major railroad center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today the station is only serves the thrice-weekly Cardinal. Spend time admiring the grand Art Deco building, considered to be a symbol of the city, before popping into a few of the museums. You can learn about Cincinnati at the city's history museum or discover interesting facts about the world and beyond at the natural history and science museum. If you are travelling with kids, don't miss the children's museum. Check the lobby kiosk for the terminal's free guided tour schedule. With our online itinerary creator, Cincinnati attractions like Cincinnati Museum Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I have only gone to this museum for their special exhibits, which have been spectacular! There is also a children's museum. The museum is still a working train station, which is what it was built to b...  more »
  • I've been going to this museum for over 10 years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything from the Children's Museum to the Museum of Natural History, and other unique events that the museum has offe...  more »
  • We attended during the Star Wars costume exhibit. What a fantastic place for kids and adults alike. We plan on going back the next time we are in town.  more »
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  • This might be my favorite place in the world. There is always something to see and do here for all ages. They bring in the coolest traveling exhibits and there is always a reason to keep coming back. The structure is beautiful and they do so much to protect and renovate the original structure and artwork that exists from the time that this building was a hub of travel by train. If you are in the area you simply have to go here.
  • Really nice place to take your kids. We went when they were displaying the star wars costume exhibit, and had a blast. Aftwr the exhibit we took the kids to the children's area. They had a wonderful time. The museum is still under construction, and we are already planning a trip back for when its completed.
  • The Star Wars exhibit is amazing. Renovations have limited the exhibits open. Can't wait until the renovations are completed! Love the Children's Museum for my daughter. She always has so much fun!
  • Always support your local museums! The Union Terminal was such a phenomenal place to go as a kid. The history of the building alone is worth the trip. Their children's museum is AMAZING. I haven't been to their natural history museum in a few years, but I can tell you it's good enough to be part of school courses from kindergarten through college level. Their displays are always nicely kept and their facilities are clean, including their bathrooms. Their food is pretty good, too. The iMax 3D Theater is an amazing experience as well, which I highly recommend for all ages.
  • Lots for the children to do...time passed so fast. We were there for 2 and a half-hours. It didn't seem like it! We enjoyed ourselves for sure!

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To take advantage of the best cultural attractions available in Cincinnati, stay at a hotel downtown. Though pricey, centrally located hotels offer spacious rooms packed with high-tech features, as well as quick and easy access to the city's best shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you're traveling on a budget and prefer to sleep in a quieter area, explore more affordable hotels in Covington, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati's downtown.
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