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72 Cheap Things to Do in Cincinnati
Sightseeing, Sports, Attractions, Museums, Theaters, Riverboats
Discover Cincinnati on the Cheap

Welcome !! Here are 72 cheap things to do in Cincinnati. Use this as your guide and gateway to Cincinnati information, activities, destinations and sightseeing for the best cheap Cincinnati vacation or holiday. We love Cincinnati!

Greater Cincinnati is a three state, 13 county region of more than two million people. It provides all the advantages of a diverse metropolitan area, first class transportation and educational systems, a strong workforce, and outstanding arts and entertainment. Cincinnati's robust, diverse economy shelters the region from boom-and-bust cycles. There are thousands of shops in Cincinnati catering to every whim. You can shop till you drop and enjoy every minute.

Famous Cincinnati attractions include the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cinergy Children’s Museum. Don't miss the famous Cincinnati Zoo, and Kings Island amusement park. Professional sports teams in Cincinnati are the Bengals football team and Reds baseball team.

Cincinnati has many accomplishments to its credit. Here are just a few of them.
  • The Contemporary Arts Center, "The most important American building to be completed since the end of the cold war." -New York Times
  • 1835 First bag of airmail lifted by a hot air balloon.
  • 1853 First practical steam fire engine.
  • 1869 First city to establish a weather bureau
  • 1870 First city in the U.S. to establish a municipal university, University of Cincinnati
  • 1880 First and only city to build and own a major railroad.
  • 1902 First concrete skyscraper built in the U.S., the Ingalls Building
  • 1935 First night baseball game played under lights.
  • 1952 First heart-lung machine makes open heart surgery possible, Children's Hospital.
  • 1954 First city to have a licensed public television station, WCET-TV.
Use this unique Cincinnati guide to plan ahead and enjoy the best cheap Cincinnati vacation holiday.

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Cincinnati News

Cincinnati Enquirer
Public Library (42 locations)
The Mercantile Library
Cincinnati Magazine
Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati Business Courier
Community Press
Cincinnati Herald
The American Israelite
The Spanish Journal
FM Radio Stations (35)
AM Radio Stations (13)
Television Stations (7)
Community Broadcasting (5)
Cincinnati Business Magazine
The Cincinnati Nation

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Fortune 500 Headquarters

More than 370 FORTUNE 500 firms have a presence in Cincinnati, and 10 have their headquarters here.
Procter & Gamble Co.
The Kroger Co.
Federated Department Stores
American Financial Group
Cinergy Corp.
Fifth Third Bancorp
Western & Southern Financial
AK Steel
Ashland Inc.

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Cincinnati Business

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Women's Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati Business Incubator
Cincinnati Bar Association

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Cincinnati Arts

Music Hall
Taft Theater
Aronoff Center for the Arts (3)
Playhouse in the Park (2)
Shakespeare Theater
Cincinnati Art Club
Cincinnati Arts Association
Cincinnati Ballet
The Children's Theatre
Ensemble Theatre of Cinti
College Conservatory of Music
Cinti Film Commission

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Cincinnati Museums

Art Museum (free)
Taft Museum (free one day of the week)
Children's Museum
Cincinnati History Museum
Museum of Natural History and Science
Contemporary Arts Center
Freedom Center
Heritage Village Museum
Cincinnati Fire Museum
Cincinnati Observatory Center
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum

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Cincinnati Sports

Cincinnati Bengals NFL
Cincinnati Reds MLB
Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey
Golf Courses (77)
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame
Masters Tennis Open
Women's Tennis Open
Ladyhawks Women's Soccer

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Cincinnati Transportation

Metro busses
Lunken Airport
Blue Ash Airport ISZ
Amtrak railway
CVG Intl Airport (600 daily flights)
Barges. The area has nine public river terminals and links to 140 barge lines.
Cincinnati Railroads
Tank Transit Authority

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Cincinnati Events

Taste of Cincinnati
May Festival
Jazz Festival
Blues Fest
Rubber Duck Regatta
Flying Pig Marathon
Cincinnati Flower Show
Tall Stacks Riverboat Festival
Cinti Fringe Festival
Cinti Celtic Festival
Labor Day Fireworks

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Cincinnati Shopping

Saks Fifth Avenue
Macy Department Stores
Tower Mall
Rookwood Commons
Kenwood Towne Mall
Sycamore Mall
Hyde Park Square
University Village (Short Vine)
Findlay Market

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Cincinnati Recreation

Cincinnati Nature Center
Cincinnati Zoo
Paramount Kings Island
Coney Island
The Beach Waterpark
Krohn Conservatory
Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
City Parks (100 parks)
B&B Riverboats
River Downs Racetrack
Delta Queen Steamboats
Newport Aquarium
Kentucky Speedway
Perfect North Slopes (Skiing)
Purple People Pedestrian Bridge
Little Miami River Bike Trail
Lunken Playfield

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Cincinnati Hospitals

The Health Alliance (6)
Drake Center
Trihealth Hospitals (2)
Deaconess Hospital
Children's Hospital Medical Center
The Mercy Hospitals (5)
The Shriners Hospital

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9 City Council Members
City Hall
Office of the Mayor
Hamilton County
State of Ohio

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Cincinnati Night Life

Backstage Ent Dist
Main St Entertainment Dist
Hollywood Casino, Indiana
Grand Victoria Casino, Indiana
Belterra Casino, Indiana

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Cincinnati Clubs

Women's City Club
Athletic Club
Country Clubs (8)
YMCA (18)
Cincinnati Cycle Club
Orienteering Cincinnati
Cinti Astronomical Society
Cinti Railroad Club
Cinti Film Society
Cinti League of Women Voters
Cinti Bop Club
Cinti Swing Dance Club
Cinti Ski Club
Cinti Dry Dredgers
Cinti Junior League
Cinti Herpatological Society

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Cincinnati Music

US Bank Arena
Cincinnati Opera
Symphony Orchestra (125 concerts, fifth oldest orchestra in the US)
Riverbend Music Center (Outdoor)

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Cincinnati Colleges

University of Cincinnati
Xavier University
College of Mount St. Joseph
Thomas More College
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Art Institute of Cincinnati
Great Oaks Vocational
Cincinnati Bible College
Cincinnati Christian University
Cinti College of Mortuary Science
Hebrew Union College
Cinti State Technical
Northern Ky University
Raymond Walters College
The Union Institute
Wilberforce University
Central State University

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Cincinnati Charities

United Way
Freestore Foodbank
Fine Arts Fund
Greater Cinti Foundation
Cinti Habitat for Humanity
Cinti Red Cross

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Cincinnati Services

Cincinnati Bell
Cincinnati Waterworks
Time Warner Cable
Cincinnati Police Dept
Cincinnati Fire Dept

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Uniquely Cincinnati

WKRP in Cinti (TV series)
Big Pig Gig
The Cincinnati Kid (movie)
Freedom Center
Rookwood art pottery
Cincinnati chili

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