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The Gym At Carew Tower, Cincinnati
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Visit the Art Deco The Gym At Carew Tower, part of the National Register of Historic Places and for 80 years the city's tallest building. Built in 1930, it towered over the town for the next eight decades at a height of 175 m (574 ft), and also served as an inspiration for the Empire State Building in New York City. Make your way up 49 stories to the observation platform at the top. From there, enjoy sweeping views over the cityscape and river around you. Afterward, wander the building and browse its assortment of shops and eateries, and don't forget to grab a city souvenir from the gift shop on your way out. Plan to visit The Gym At Carew Tower and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cincinnati attractions using our Cincinnati holiday planner.
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  • Had the chance to visit on a lovely afternoon and was treated to great views over the city, well worth the visit and a lot cheaper than other cities for similar views. 
  • Carew Tower is not hard to find. We parked on the street about a block or so away. You ride up to the 45 the floor on one elevator, then you get on a tiny 3 person elevator to the 48yh floor. From the...  more »
  • take the stairs, earn your amazing view of this beautiful city! best view, any time your downtown and looking for something unique to see around the city! 
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  • The lady at the top doesnt math so make sure you take exact change. Awesome view as others have said.
  • One of the best views in the Midwest outside of Chicago - and a really beautiful architectural gem. Just stunning.
  • Nice city view.
  • 2nd tallest building around and you can see everything. Elevator up and $2 for a great view so whats there to complain about!
  • Best Carew Saw I can see the Skyview from Norwood, and Covington, KY