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Fountain Square, Cincinnati

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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. Take a look at our Cincinnati trip planner to schedule your visit to Fountain Square and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Fountain Square is the absolute heart of Cincinnati. From concerts in the summer to ice skating in the winter, there is always something to do on the square. And, of course, there is the fountain made...  more »
  • A central place where are held different types of activities such as gastronomic fairs, skating rink in the winter, shows during the spring, summer and fall! Much visited tourist spot and frequented by locals and visitors, with a beautiful central fountain. Worth knowing.
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  • Have seen this Square in both spring and winter now and it’s lovely in both seasons! Christmas market set up in the winter months reminiscent of Europe and NYC markets. Love!  more »
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  • Great place for outdoor concerts in the summer. (Nothing going on in the winter beautiful fountain 10 min attraction) but in the summer Foodtrucks Fun and Festivities makes for a goodnight. Theirs lots of panhandlers and squatters around the outskirts so be prepared to tell half a dozen people you don't have money for "bus fare" and you don't buy cigarettes to hand them out like going out of business flyers. 4 stars only cause there is no 3.5
  • This is a beautifully venue to sit outside during the spring summer and fall. During the winter they have an ice skating rink that take up most of the park but it is worth the money and the experience. Great place to hang out all year round.
  • Fountain Square always has something going on. It has a stage where music or events are on, the large tv is great to catch Reds or Bangles games on. The veritiy of restaurants that surround the square has something for everyone. The parking under the square is easy to get in and out of and is very reasonable in price.
  • Always fun an something to do from live shows an events to movie nights on the jumbotron to ice skating rink in the winter months.... It's so Cincinnati to take a pic in front of the inconic fountain an there are plenty of fine restaurants an bars to choose from for a great selection of food and drinks. Surrounded by shops stores hotels plenty of parking an many lovely sights to be seen. Go see for yourself
  • There is always something fun going on at "Fountain Square", from the slick ice rink in the winter, To the funky Reggae night in the summer. There's alot to experience at fountain square.There is always clean restrooms and free wifi and Fountain Square even offers a full bar at all 3CDC produced events. All centered around the magnificent "Tyler Davidson Fountain" that lights up when the sun goes down, making the square glow in an incredible scenic experience!!!! The fountain is turned on the Saturday before Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, and remains on until temperatures consistently dip below freezing, typically in late November or early December. During that time, the fountain usually runs 24/7, but it may be turned off between 3 and 6 a.m. when the Square is closed. Overall the square is an amazing place for you and your family to enjoy your stay in Cincinnati. Enjoy!
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