Community Guide

Around Town

Arts and Entertainment

  • The Carnegie - Constructed in 1904 and on the National Register of Historic Places the Carnegie inspires creativity for all. See professional theatre presentations, concerts and art exhibits at the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under its landmark dome.
  • City Beat Entertainment Section - Cincinnati CityBeat provides news, public issues, arts and entertainment to readers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
  • Cincinnati Ballet - For more than 40 years the Cincinnati Ballet has entertained and enriched the culture of our community.
  • Cincinnati Arts Association - The CAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 which oversees programming and management of the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall.
  • Cincinnati Black Theatre Company - A not-for-profit organization that includes: professional leaders, educators, and visual artists from various racial and cultural backgrounds. They are committed to providing positive cultural interaction within our city.
  • Cincinnati Music Theatre - Over the last 45 years and counting the Cincinnati Music Theatre has strived to produce and encourage outstanding non-professional musical theater in and with our community.
  • Cincinnati Opera - On June 27, 1920 Cincinnati’s Opera began its reign as the second oldest opera company in the U.S. with a sold out performance.
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - The Playhouse is a non-profit theatre that is dedicated to presenting great theatre as well as making theatre affordable and accessible to everyone in our community.
  • The Children's Theatre - Sponsored by Sibcy Cline, Inc., The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre has been introducing children to the magic of theatre for over 80 years.
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Since its founding in 1977 the world-renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performs in Cincinnati’s Music Hall.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival - The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre that brings Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1895. It is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States representing the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City.
  • Contemporary Dance Theater - Since the theater’s creation in 1972 it has been connecting the community by moving bodies and souls with diverse and socially relevant contemporary dance.
  • Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati - The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati is home to Regional, World and Off-Broadway premiere productions. They are the first theater to present plays as they were still running on Broadway.
  • Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati - As a division of Broadway Across America they are committed to educating audiences of all ages with the magic of live theatre.
  • University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music - As the largest source of performing arts events in the state the conservatory is an educational institution for the performing arts within a comprehensive public university.
  • Riverbend Music Center - Visit the premier concert venue of Greater Cincinnati. Nestled on prime real estate on the city’s eastern outskirts along the Ohio River you will enjoy listening to a variety of musical talents while taking in the scenic views.
  • Ohio Renaissance Festival - Experience life during the Renaissance period by enjoying games, shows and shopping in a re-created 16th Century English village.
  • Performance Gallery - Specializing in theater that “appeals to unconventional or nontraditional interests” the Performance Gallery produces challenging works of theatre that seldom find a home on mainstream stages.

Museums and Attractions

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeast Indiana region is filled with boundless choices for museums and attractions for endless enjoyment and excitement! A museum-lover has the new Contemporary Art Museum, the spectacularly renovated art museum, and Museum Center to explore. Other attractions include the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Newport Aquarium. For summer thrill-seekers, the region has Paramount's Kings Island and the Beach.

  • Cincinnati Art Museum - Visits to scenic Eden Park are not complete unless you take time to enjoy exhibitions, programs and activities at the Art Museum. There’s no excuse not to visit since admission is always FREE.
  • Contemporary Art Museum - As one of the oldest museums of contemporary art in the United States the Contemporary Arts Center has served the city by providing a forum for progressive art and ideas.
  • Taft Museum of Art - Built in 1820, the Taft Museum is a National Historic Landmark and is known as one of the finest small art museums in America.
  • Cincinnati Museum Center - One gorgeous, historically important building. Inside, four amazing places to enjoy and explore. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal offers endless fun and learning.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Learn the stories of freedom’s past and present heroes while visiting the museum’s three buildings that represent the cornerstones of freedom- courage, cooperation and perseverance.
  • Heritage Village Museum - Located in Sharon Woods Park, the Heritage Village is a recreated 1800’s community featuring a dozen historic buildings that were saved from destruction and moved to their present location. You will experience the rural simplicity of a small town life as it was during Ohio in the 1800’s.
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens - Come and see the world famous and #1 rated family attraction in Cincinnati. Opened in 1875, it is the nation’s second oldest zoo and a national historic landmark.
  • Newport Aquarium - Open 365 days a year, the Newport Aquarium was ranked the #1 aquarium in the Midwest by the Zagat’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.
  • Krohn Conservatory - Visit a nationally recognized showcase of over 3,500 plant species from across the world. The conservatory is open year round with free admission.
  • Newport on the Levee - Enjoy open spaces, unique shopping, international dining, catch a movie or comedy show and much more at this leading local tourist attraction.
  • Party in the Park - If you’re looking for summertime fun head down to Yeatman’s Cove every Wednesday night from April thru August for Party in the Park.
  • Perfect North Slopes - Skiing in Cincinnati? That’s right, but Perfect North Slopes is actually located about 30 minutes away in Lawrenceburg Indiana, where you can hit the slopes skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing.
  • Kings Island - From Soak City to Planet Snoopy, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Kings Island has 14 roller coasters and numerous rides and attractions that will entertain the entire family.
  • Sunlite Pool at Coney Island - Swim and sunbathe at the world’s largest re-circulating swimming pool and make sure you save some time to visit over 50 rides and attractions.

Business Organizations

Parks and Recreation

  • Northern Kentucky Parks - There are many wonderful parks located in Northern Kentucky from small to many acres. Enjoy all the amenities they have to offer.
  • Cincinnati Parks - Over 5,000 acres have been designated to the city’s 100 parks and green spaces making our parks some of the best in the nation.
  • Hamilton County Park District - Our Hamilton County parks are dedicated to the preservation and protection of all natural resources by providing outdoor recreation and education to create a better quality of life for present and future generations.
  • Ohio State Parks - Visit any of Ohio’s 74 state parks for an outdoor recreational experience that will exceed all expectations.

Newspapers

Radio & TV

  • WGUC - WGUC broadcasts the finest in classical music programming and is the leading provider of arts information for Greater Cincinnati.
  • WVXU - WVXU is the city’s primary source of public affairs, information programming and a home for unique entertainment on the radio.
  • WNKU - Are you looking for noncommercial radio programming that has been recognized for inspiring the quality of life among the communities it serves? Look no further, WNKU is the answer.
  • WLWT - TV (Channel 5) - Channel 5 WLWT is your number one source for breaking news, local stories, weather traffic and more.
  • WCPO - TV (Channel 9) - Broadcasting daily since 1949, Channel 9 WCPO is Cincinnati’s home for news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment.
  • WKRC - TV (Channel 12) - Channel 12 WKRC is committed to providing its viewers with the most up-to-date news, information, weather and entertainment and has been doing so for over 50 years.
  • The Weather Channel (Cincinnati) - Provides Greater Cincinnati with up to the minute weather reports and severe weather updates.

Sports

Cincinnati is home to the excitement of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, an NFL football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, a professional hockey team, the Cyclones, the Kentucky Speedway, horseracing, the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, golf (LPGA and Senior PGA) and Division I athletics from area colleges. Sports teams enjoy the support of loyal Cincinnatians, evident in the building of two professional stadiums, Paul Brown Stadium and the Great American Ballpark.

  • Cincinnati Bengals - Visit Paul Brown Stadium to catch some NFL excitement with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Cincinnati Reds - Enjoy the great American pastime with the first professional baseball team.
  • Turfway Race Track - Whether you’re a veteran racing fan, casual fan or new to horseracing, Turfway Park puts you up close for all the action.
  • Belterra Park - Stop by and enjoy live thoroughbred racing from April through September and simulcast racing year round.
  • Kentucky Speedway - Located approximately halfway between Cincinnati and Louisville in Sparta KY. The Kentucky Speedway delivers a dose of NASCAR speed and adrenaline while hosting Busch series races in addition to their diverse racing schedule.
  • Flying Pig Marathon - Come and participate in the country’s third largest first-time marathon. Join athletes of all running abilities as they find their personal reward.
  • US Open Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati - Professional tennis visits Cincinnati every summer during the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open tournaments.
  • Florence Freedom - Come out, join in the fun and root for Greater Cincinnati’s Minor League Professional Baseball Team, Florence Freedom, as they play against teams from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Independent Frontier League.

For More Information

Arts and Entertainment

  • The Carnegie - Constructed in 1904 and on the National Register of Historic Places the Carnegie inspires creativity for all. See professional theatre presentations, concerts and art exhibits at the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under its landmark dome.
  • City Beat Entertainment Section - Cincinnati CityBeat provides news, public issues, arts and entertainment to readers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
  • Cincinnati Ballet - For more than 40 years the Cincinnati Ballet has entertained and enriched the culture of our community.
  • Cincinnati Arts Association - The CAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 which oversees programming and management of the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall.
  • Cincinnati Black Theatre Company - A not-for-profit organization that includes: professional leaders, educators, and visual artists from various racial and cultural backgrounds. They are committed to providing positive cultural interaction within our city.
  • Cincinnati Music Theatre - Over the last 45 years and counting the Cincinnati Music Theatre has strived to produce and encourage outstanding non-professional musical theater in and with our community.
  • Cincinnati Opera - On June 27, 1920 Cincinnati’s Opera began its reign as the second oldest opera company in the U.S. with a sold out performance.
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - The Playhouse is a non-profit theatre that is dedicated to presenting great theatre as well as making theatre affordable and accessible to everyone in our community.
  • The Children's Theatre - Sponsored by Sibcy Cline, Inc., The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre has been introducing children to the magic of theatre for over 80 years.
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Since its founding in 1977 the world-renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performs in Cincinnati’s Music Hall.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival - The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre that brings Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1895. It is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States representing the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City.
  • Contemporary Dance Theater - Since the theater’s creation in 1972 it has been connecting the community by moving bodies and souls with diverse and socially relevant contemporary dance.
  • Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati - The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati is home to Regional, World and Off-Broadway premiere productions. They are the first theater to present plays as they were still running on Broadway.
  • Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati - As a division of Broadway Across America they are committed to educating audiences of all ages with the magic of live theatre.
  • University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music - As the largest source of performing arts events in the state the conservatory is an educational institution for the performing arts within a comprehensive public university.
  • Riverbend Music Center - Visit the premier concert venue of Greater Cincinnati. Nestled on prime real estate on the city’s eastern outskirts along the Ohio River you will enjoy listening to a variety of musical talents while taking in the scenic views.
  • Ohio Renaissance Festival - Experience life during the Renaissance period by enjoying games, shows and shopping in a re-created 16th Century English village.
  • Performance Gallery - Specializing in theater that “appeals to unconventional or nontraditional interests” the Performance Gallery produces challenging works of theatre that seldom find a home on mainstream stages.

Museums and Attractions

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeast Indiana region is filled with boundless choices for museums and attractions for endless enjoyment and excitement! A museum-lover has the new Contemporary Art Museum, the spectacularly renovated art museum, and Museum Center to explore. Other attractions include the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Newport Aquarium. For summer thrill-seekers, the region has Paramount's Kings Island and the Beach.

  • Cincinnati Art Museum - Visits to scenic Eden Park are not complete unless you take time to enjoy exhibitions, programs and activities at the Art Museum. There’s no excuse not to visit since admission is always FREE.
  • Contemporary Art Museum - As one of the oldest museums of contemporary art in the United States the Contemporary Arts Center has served the city by providing a forum for progressive art and ideas.
  • Taft Museum of Art - Built in 1820, the Taft Museum is a National Historic Landmark and is known as one of the finest small art museums in America.
  • Cincinnati Museum Center - One gorgeous, historically important building. Inside, four amazing places to enjoy and explore. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal offers endless fun and learning.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Learn the stories of freedom’s past and present heroes while visiting the museum’s three buildings that represent the cornerstones of freedom- courage, cooperation and perseverance.
  • Heritage Village Museum - Located in Sharon Woods Park, the Heritage Village is a recreated 1800’s community featuring a dozen historic buildings that were saved from destruction and moved to their present location. You will experience the rural simplicity of a small town life as it was during Ohio in the 1800’s.
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens - Come and see the world famous and #1 rated family attraction in Cincinnati. Opened in 1875, it is the nation’s second oldest zoo and a national historic landmark.
  • Newport Aquarium - Open 365 days a year, the Newport Aquarium was ranked the #1 aquarium in the Midwest by the Zagat’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.
  • Krohn Conservatory - Visit a nationally recognized showcase of over 3,500 plant species from across the world. The conservatory is open year round with free admission.
  • Newport on the Levee - Enjoy open spaces, unique shopping, international dining, catch a movie or comedy show and much more at this leading local tourist attraction.
  • Party in the Park - If you’re looking for summertime fun head down to Yeatman’s Cove every Wednesday night from April thru August for Party in the Park.
  • Perfect North Slopes - Skiing in Cincinnati? That’s right, but Perfect North Slopes is actually located about 30 minutes away in Lawrenceburg Indiana, where you can hit the slopes skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing.
  • Kings Island - From Soak City to Planet Snoopy, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Kings Island has 14 roller coasters and numerous rides and attractions that will entertain the entire family.
  • Sunlite Pool at Coney Island - Swim and sunbathe at the world’s largest re-circulating swimming pool and make sure you save some time to visit over 50 rides and attractions.

Business Organizations

Parks and Recreation

  • Northern Kentucky Parks - There are many wonderful parks located in Northern Kentucky from small to many acres. Enjoy all the amenities they have to offer.
  • Cincinnati Parks - Over 5,000 acres have been designated to the city’s 100 parks and green spaces making our parks some of the best in the nation.
  • Hamilton County Park District - Our Hamilton County parks are dedicated to the preservation and protection of all natural resources by providing outdoor recreation and education to create a better quality of life for present and future generations.
  • Ohio State Parks - Visit any of Ohio’s 74 state parks for an outdoor recreational experience that will exceed all expectations.

Newspapers

Radio & TV

  • WGUC - WGUC broadcasts the finest in classical music programming and is the leading provider of arts information for Greater Cincinnati.
  • WVXU - WVXU is the city’s primary source of public affairs, information programming and a home for unique entertainment on the radio.
  • WNKU - Are you looking for noncommercial radio programming that has been recognized for inspiring the quality of life among the communities it serves? Look no further, WNKU is the answer.
  • WLWT - TV (Channel 5) - Channel 5 WLWT is your number one source for breaking news, local stories, weather traffic and more.
  • WCPO - TV (Channel 9) - Broadcasting daily since 1949, Channel 9 WCPO is Cincinnati’s home for news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment.
  • WKRC - TV (Channel 12) - Channel 12 WKRC is committed to providing its viewers with the most up-to-date news, information, weather and entertainment and has been doing so for over 50 years.
  • The Weather Channel (Cincinnati) - Provides Greater Cincinnati with up to the minute weather reports and severe weather updates.

Sports

Cincinnati is home to the excitement of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, an NFL football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, a professional hockey team, the Cyclones, the Kentucky Speedway, horseracing, the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, golf (LPGA and Senior PGA) and Division I athletics from area colleges. Sports teams enjoy the support of loyal Cincinnatians, evident in the building of two professional stadiums, Paul Brown Stadium and the Great American Ballpark.

  • Cincinnati Bengals - Visit Paul Brown Stadium to catch some NFL excitement with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Cincinnati Reds - Enjoy the great American pastime with the first professional baseball team.
  • Turfway Race Track - Whether you’re a veteran racing fan, casual fan or new to horseracing, Turfway Park puts you up close for all the action.
  • Belterra Park - Stop by and enjoy live thoroughbred racing from April through September and simulcast racing year round.
  • Kentucky Speedway - Located approximately halfway between Cincinnati and Louisville in Sparta KY. The Kentucky Speedway delivers a dose of NASCAR speed and adrenaline while hosting Busch series races in addition to their diverse racing schedule.
  • Flying Pig Marathon - Come and participate in the country’s third largest first-time marathon. Join athletes of all running abilities as they find their personal reward.
  • US Open Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati - Professional tennis visits Cincinnati every summer during the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open tournaments.
  • Florence Freedom - Come out, join in the fun and root for Greater Cincinnati’s Minor League Professional Baseball Team, Florence Freedom, as they play against teams from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Independent Frontier League.

For More Information

Arts and Entertainment

  • Dayton Cultural Center - Find out news and information on events being held throughout town and on the Dayton scene.
  • Dayton Playhouse - Become a part of the playhouse tradition and experience the talent and craft of this community theatre.
  • Schuster Performing Arts Center - Visit the home of Dayton’s Opera, Philharmonic Orchestra and other local performing arts treasures at one of the nation’s most remarkable performing arts centers.
  • Dayton Ballet - Treat yourself to performances by the second oldest dance company in the country.
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company - The DCDC was founded in 1968 with the belief that dance transcends the boundaries of race and culture.
  • Dayton Opera - Providing the best in opera experience for over 40 years.
  • Dayton Theatre Guild - The Theatre Guild’s performances are nearing 400 total productions of live theater. Anyone with a passion for theater is welcome either as a spectator or participant regardless of prior experience.
  • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra - Inspire your imagination with musical sounds from one of the city’s most distinguished cultural institutions.
  • Fraze Pavilion - Come and celebrate 16 years of premiere outdoor entertainment held in this 4,300 seat amphitheater.
  • Muse Machine - This nationally recognized arts education organization serves 70,000 students annually in 13 counties of southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.
  • Nutter Center - Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Ohio’s premier spot for sports, concerts and family events.
  • Hara Arena - Once a family-owned fruit orchard, today this location is a thriving family-owned entertainment, conference and exhibition facility.
  • Human Race Theatre - In its 20th season the Human Race Theatre Company brings the beauty, drama and excitement of professional live theatre to Dayton and southwestern Ohio.
  • Victoria Theatre Association - Located in the historic Victoria Theatre, the Victoria Theatre Association is Dayton’s premier arts organization for audiences of all ages.

Museums and Attractions

  • Attractions List from Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Museum - Visit the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum for FREE.
  • Dayton Air Show - Enjoy a day full of aviation fun held every July.
  • RiverScape - As one of the Five Rivers MetroParks, Riverscape is dedicated to protecting and inspiring appreciation in Dayton’s natural heritage.
  • Dayton Art Institute - Visit the art institute often to enjoy world-class special exhibitions, educational programs, special events and their diverse permanent collection.
  • Dayton Visual Arts Center - The Visual Arts Center is a group of artists and art lovers who believe that a vital visuals arts community is essential to the life of the community.
  • Fifth Street Gallery - Home to Stivers School for the Arts which offers programs in music, dance, theater, and visual arts as well as quality academics for grades 7-12.
  • High Street Gallery - This historic gallery is the site of many art shows held either privately or by the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors.
  • K12 Gallery for Young People - The K12 gallery, a vibrant organization aimed toward stretching the creative minds of Dayton’s youth, provides them with a true sense of community belonging and respect.
  • Rutledge Gallery - Located in downtown Dayton, the Rutledge Gallery features an assortment of diverse, original art by talented artists in all mediums.
  • Sunwatch Indian Village />Archaeological Park - A partially-reconstructed American Indian Village which occupied the Middle Ohio River Valley between about AD 1000 and AD 1650; and the Heilman-Kettering Interpretive Center featuring exhibits with artifacts recovered from the site.
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - Children and adults can explore the wonders of the world with a live animal zoo, the region’s only Planetarium, interactive science and technology exhibits, and more under one roof!

Business Organizations

Parks and Recreation

  • U.S. Air Force Museum - The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located near Dayton, Ohio, is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world.
  • Five Rivers Metro Parks - MetroParks is leading the protection and stewardship of Greater Dayton’s open spaces and natural heritage through conservation efforts, recreation and education.
  • Woodland Arboretum and Cemetery - Founded in 1841 the Woodland Cemetery is one of America’s first and most historic cemeteries.
  • Carillon Historical Park - Carillon Historical Park celebrates the history of invention, transportation, and pioneer life in Dayton and the Miami Valley.
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage - Stop by and hear the stories of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Whatever your time frame - Dayton Aviation is sure to have something for you to see and do.
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - Visit a museum full of interactive science learning that enriches the lives of both children and adults.
  • The Packard Museum - Come and see the world's only restored Packard Dealership operating as a museum, and only full-time museum dedicated exclusively to the products and philosophies of the Packard Motor Car Company.

Newspapers

  • Dayton Daily News - Follow all of the news in Dayton either in black and white or on the web.

Radio & TV

  • WHIO - TV - Dayton Daily News reports bulletins and broadcasts each and every day in its newspapers, cable TV and the internet.
  • WKEF - TV - Dayton’s source for news, weather, traffic, sports, entertainment and more.
  • WDTN - TV - Get your news from the only station awarded the Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence for the past two consecutive years.
  • WMMX 107.7 - Dayton’s best source for modern music and news on the radio.
  • Weather Channel (Dayton) - Provides the greater Dayton area with up to the minute weather reports and severe weather updates.

Sports

  • Dayton Dragons - Visit Fifth Third Field and watch the baseball stars of tomorrow as they play on this minor league team for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • University of Dayton Athletics - Ranked among the top 10 in the academic performance of athletes in the country, the university’s Flyer teams win both on the field and in the classroom.
  • Wright State University Athletics - These NCAA Division I student-athletes post outstanding successes in the classroom with almost half honored each year with academic recognition.

For More Information

  • Ohio Folk Festival - Held in Carillon Historical Park each May

Arts and Entertainment

  • The Carnegie - Constructed in 1904 and on the National Register of Historic Places the Carnegie inspires creativity for all. See professional theatre presentations, concerts and art exhibits at the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under its landmark dome.
  • City Beat Entertainment Section - Cincinnati CityBeat provides news, public issues, arts and entertainment to readers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
  • Cincinnati Ballet - For more than 40 years the Cincinnati Ballet has entertained and enriched the culture of our community.
  • Cincinnati Arts Association - The CAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 which oversees programming and management of the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall.
  • Cincinnati Black Theatre Company - A not-for-profit organization that includes: professional leaders, educators, and visual artists from various racial and cultural backgrounds. They are committed to providing positive cultural interaction within our city.
  • Cincinnati Music Theatre - Over the last 45 years and counting the Cincinnati Music Theatre has strived to produce and encourage outstanding non-professional musical theater in and with our community.
  • Cincinnati Opera - On June 27, 1920 Cincinnati’s Opera began its reign as the second oldest opera company in the U.S. with a sold out performance.
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - The Playhouse is a non-profit theatre that is dedicated to presenting great theatre as well as making theatre affordable and accessible to everyone in our community.
  • The Children's Theatre - Sponsored by Sibcy Cline, Inc., The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre has been introducing children to the magic of theatre for over 80 years.
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Since its founding in 1977 the world-renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performs in Cincinnati’s Music Hall.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival - The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre that brings Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1895. It is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States representing the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City.
  • Contemporary Dance Theater - Since the theater’s creation in 1972 it has been connecting the community by moving bodies and souls with diverse and socially relevant contemporary dance.
  • Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati - The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati is home to Regional, World and Off-Broadway premiere productions. They are the first theater to present plays as they were still running on Broadway.
  • Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati - As a division of Broadway Across America they are committed to educating audiences of all ages with the magic of live theatre.
  • University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music - As the largest source of performing arts events in the state the conservatory is an educational institution for the performing arts within a comprehensive public university.
  • Riverbend Music Center - Visit the premier concert venue of Greater Cincinnati. Nestled on prime real estate on the city’s eastern outskirts along the Ohio River you will enjoy listening to a variety of musical talents while taking in the scenic views.
  • Ohio Renaissance Festival - Experience life during the Renaissance period by enjoying games, shows and shopping in a re-created 16th Century English village.
  • Performance Gallery - Specializing in theater that “appeals to unconventional or nontraditional interests” the Performance Gallery produces challenging works of theatre that seldom find a home on mainstream stages.

Museums and Attractions

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeast Indiana region is filled with boundless choices for museums and attractions for endless enjoyment and excitement! A museum-lover has the new Contemporary Art Museum, the spectacularly renovated art museum, and Museum Center to explore. Other attractions include the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Newport Aquarium. For summer thrill-seekers, the region has Paramount's Kings Island and the Beach.

  • Cincinnati Art Museum - Visits to scenic Eden Park are not complete unless you take time to enjoy exhibitions, programs and activities at the Art Museum. There’s no excuse not to visit since admission is always FREE.
  • Contemporary Art Museum - As one of the oldest museums of contemporary art in the United States the Contemporary Arts Center has served the city by providing a forum for progressive art and ideas.
  • Taft Museum of Art - Built in 1820, the Taft Museum is a National Historic Landmark and is known as one of the finest small art museums in America.
  • Cincinnati Museum Center - One gorgeous, historically important building. Inside, four amazing places to enjoy and explore. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal offers endless fun and learning.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Learn the stories of freedom’s past and present heroes while visiting the museum’s three buildings that represent the cornerstones of freedom- courage, cooperation and perseverance.
  • Heritage Village Museum - Located in Sharon Woods Park, the Heritage Village is a recreated 1800’s community featuring a dozen historic buildings that were saved from destruction and moved to their present location. You will experience the rural simplicity of a small town life as it was during Ohio in the 1800’s.
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens - Come and see the world famous and #1 rated family attraction in Cincinnati. Opened in 1875, it is the nation’s second oldest zoo and a national historic landmark.
  • Newport Aquarium - Open 365 days a year, the Newport Aquarium was ranked the #1 aquarium in the Midwest by the Zagat’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.
  • Krohn Conservatory - Visit a nationally recognized showcase of over 3,500 plant species from across the world. The conservatory is open year round with free admission.
  • Newport on the Levee - Enjoy open spaces, unique shopping, international dining, catch a movie or comedy show and much more at this leading local tourist attraction.
  • Party in the Park - If you’re looking for summertime fun head down to Yeatman’s Cove every Wednesday night from April thru August for Party in the Park.
  • Perfect North Slopes - Skiing in Cincinnati? That’s right, but Perfect North Slopes is actually located about 30 minutes away in Lawrenceburg Indiana, where you can hit the slopes skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing.
  • Kings Island - From Soak City to Planet Snoopy, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Kings Island has 14 roller coasters and numerous rides and attractions that will entertain the entire family.
  • Sunlite Pool at Coney Island - Swim and sunbathe at the world’s largest re-circulating swimming pool and make sure you save some time to visit over 50 rides and attractions.

Business Organizations

Parks and Recreation

  • Northern Kentucky Parks - There are many wonderful parks located in Northern Kentucky from small to many acres. Enjoy all the amenities they have to offer.
  • Cincinnati Parks - Over 5,000 acres have been designated to the city’s 100 parks and green spaces making our parks some of the best in the nation.
  • Hamilton County Park District - Our Hamilton County parks are dedicated to the preservation and protection of all natural resources by providing outdoor recreation and education to create a better quality of life for present and future generations.
  • Ohio State Parks - Visit any of Ohio’s 74 state parks for an outdoor recreational experience that will exceed all expectations.

Newspapers

Radio & TV

  • WGUC - WGUC broadcasts the finest in classical music programming and is the leading provider of arts information for Greater Cincinnati.
  • WVXU - WVXU is the city’s primary source of public affairs, information programming and a home for unique entertainment on the radio.
  • WNKU - Are you looking for noncommercial radio programming that has been recognized for inspiring the quality of life among the communities it serves? Look no further, WNKU is the answer.
  • WLWT - TV (Channel 5) - Channel 5 WLWT is your number one source for breaking news, local stories, weather traffic and more.
  • WCPO - TV (Channel 9) - Broadcasting daily since 1949, Channel 9 WCPO is Cincinnati’s home for news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment.
  • WKRC - TV (Channel 12) - Channel 12 WKRC is committed to providing its viewers with the most up-to-date news, information, weather and entertainment and has been doing so for over 50 years.
  • The Weather Channel (Cincinnati) - Provides Greater Cincinnati with up to the minute weather reports and severe weather updates.

Sports

Cincinnati is home to the excitement of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, an NFL football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, a professional hockey team, the Cyclones, the Kentucky Speedway, horseracing, the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, golf (LPGA and Senior PGA) and Division I athletics from area colleges. Sports teams enjoy the support of loyal Cincinnatians, evident in the building of two professional stadiums, Paul Brown Stadium and the Great American Ballpark.

  • Cincinnati Bengals - Visit Paul Brown Stadium to catch some NFL excitement with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Cincinnati Reds - Enjoy the great American pastime with the first professional baseball team.
  • Turfway Race Track - Whether you’re a veteran racing fan, casual fan or new to horseracing, Turfway Park puts you up close for all the action.
  • Belterra Park - Stop by and enjoy live thoroughbred racing from April through September and simulcast racing year round.
  • Kentucky Speedway - Located approximately halfway between Cincinnati and Louisville in Sparta KY. The Kentucky Speedway delivers a dose of NASCAR speed and adrenaline while hosting Busch series races in addition to their diverse racing schedule.
  • Flying Pig Marathon - Come and participate in the country’s third largest first-time marathon. Join athletes of all running abilities as they find their personal reward.
  • US Open Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati - Professional tennis visits Cincinnati every summer during the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open tournaments.
  • Florence Freedom - Come out, join in the fun and root for Greater Cincinnati’s Minor League Professional Baseball Team, Florence Freedom, as they play against teams from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Independent Frontier League.

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