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Fountain Square, Cincinnati

(4.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Attend a free concert, admire the centrally located fountain, and gaze at the giant LED screen at Fountain Square. The center of the city’s civic, social, and commercial life, the square features water jets spouting from the floor that kids can run through, restaurants and pubs, plenty of tables and chairs, and an ice rink in the winter,. The 13 m (43 ft) bronze fountain in the middle of the square displays four figures representing the four principal uses of water--steam, water-power, navigation, and fisheries--around one central figure. If you need refreshment, lap up spouts of fresh water--the piece was designed as a drinking fountain. Park your car in the garage under the square for a fee, or lock your bike to the complimentary bicycle racks in the square. Plan to visit Fountain Square during your Cincinnati vacation using our convenient Cincinnati holiday planner.
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  • This is a great place to bring your lunch, sit, enjoy the sound of the fountain. Great for friends, family or to be by yourself. In the winter they offer Ice Skating. Also, several muscial and other e...  more »
  • I used to go when I was young and wanted to take my children. It is not the same at all. Nothing to do and the fountain wasn't running.  more »
  • Plenty of things to do around the Square. Graeters Ice Cream open till 11 on weekends, right on edge of Square. A little difficult to maneuver different levels, but ramps are galore. Skating Rink clos...  more »
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  • Happening place in Summer and fall. They usually have real good events going on most of the times. There are chairs and tables just to sit around and relax. Well maintained. A good spot to visit on Cincinnati. A happening place. Not much to offer in winter, except for the ice rink that will be put up in November, that's fun too. There is famous Graeters Ice Cream, Bid digital Screen where many times ball games will be played.
  • Love coming down here for the many events, plenty in the summer, ice skating in the winter, huge Xmas tree, concessions, graeters a cincy favorite, is right on the edge, excellent stop for lunch if you work downtown. Big tv for games.
  • Great shopping area and a neat fountain. Its a very social spot and you can meet anyone here.
  • This is such a fantastic place with so much history! If you climb up the stairs, you can read all the different stories engraved in the monument. It is in a convenient location, surrounded by several restaurants, and a convenient bicycle stop to rent a bike for the day!
  • Fun city center. Free concerts, ice skating, family movies.