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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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  • 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!
  • Really nice spot. The fountain is a great place for some nighttime photography. When I was here, I saw people shooting a music video. Lots happening.
  • It was fun! The people are very nice and helpful, the skating area is nice. The concessions and warming booth are great. My daughters had a great time!
  • The heart of downtown Cincinnati featuring the Tyler Davidson Fountain. Summer has plenty of concerts and winter brings out the ice skaters. Seemingly something every weekend. Great place for the family.
  • Nice quiet spot with an ice rink to spend some time enjoying the park.

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