Visit a piece of the Berlin Wall at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center which overlooks the Ohio River and Kentucky.
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky, contains fourteen twenty by twenty feet Art Deco mosaic murals depicting people at work in Cincinnati. The murals, built during the Great Depression, were originally designed to adorn the walls of Cincinnati’s Union Terminal Railroad Station. Both the murals and the train station, which now serves as the Cincinnati Museum Center, were saved from demolition by local citizens.
The statue of Romulus and Remus in Eden Park, is a gift from the City of Rome, another city with “seven hills.”
The International Friendship Park on Cincinnati’s riverfront contains sculpture and flora representing five continents.
The University of Cincinnati campus was named by Forbes Magazine in March of 2010 as among the “world’s most beautiful college campuses.” Others on the list included Oxford University, Princeton, Stanford, Yale and the University of Virginia. Globe-spanning architects including Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei, Michael Graves, Peter Eisenman, and Bernard Tschumi have all designed buildings at UC. Cited for its “cunning modern architecture” the publisher of the Princeton Architectural Press says “the school has positioned itself for the 21st century with a wholly renovated campus.”
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio, features monumental pieces of sculpture from all over the world in an environment of meadows, forests, and gardens. Its “Ancient Sculpture Museum” displays world class Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan sculptures. The park’s goal is “the eventual establishment of a collection which will demonstrate the complete history of sculpture by mankind.”
The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester is known for its beautiful glass windows produced by a Middletown company.
The number one tourist attraction in Cincinnati is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens containing plants and animals from across the globe.
At Sawyer Point on Cincinnati’s riverfront, there is a statue of Cincinnatus, the Roman General renowned for his virtue and simplicity. Cincinnati (formerly Losantiville) was renamed by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization established by Revolutionary War officers to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members.
The World Peace Bell in Newport, Kentucky is one of twenty such bells in the world. It weighs 73,381 pounds and is 12 feet wide. The bell was cast in the premises of a ship propeller foundry in Nantes, France. It was dedicated on December 31, 1999 as part of the Millennium celebrations.
Cincinnati’s Fountain Square, Tyler Davidson Fountain was created by Ferdinand von Miller Jr., the son of the Ferdinand von Miller who created the Bayern statue, of Munich’s Oktoberfest. A perfect meeting spot for those who get lost when separated in the Oktoberfest crowds.