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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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  • It is definitely worth going there if you appreciate the view from the highest building in Cincinnati. You can see every part of the city, how the Ohio river curves, etc. ... However the way the place...  more »
  • Carew Tower is a one-of-a-kind tower in Cincinnati. Built as a prototype "city within a city" (think Rockefeller Center on a smaller scale), Carew is a historical masterpiece. The views of the city an...  more »
  • It's just FUN. See this wonderful city and river views. Pretend you'e Deborah Kerr or Cary Grant and just enjoy the experience. Why not? 
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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