Visitors to the area have a lot of options when it comes to things to do in Cincinnati. There are several special places that could be overlooked which is why I’m sharing 5 hidden gems around Cincinnati that are worth adding to your list.
This is one of the most underrated museums in Cincinnati and once you visit, you will feel like you just experienced one of the best kept secrets.
With over 200 vintage and neon signs, the American Sign Museum does a great job at preserving and bringing back to life classic pieces of Americana.
Take the guided tour to make the most out of your visit and learn more about the stories behind the signs and the art of neon lighting.
All aboard for a trip back in time on the Cincinnati Dinner Train! Up to 148 dinner guests are transported back to the era of the 1940’s on a 3 hour train ride inside three vintage dining cars.
There are only about 10 Dinner Trains still in operation in the United States which makes this experience even more special! The Cincinnati Dinner Train is perfect for a date night or special occasion but make sure that you make a reservation in advance to reserve your spot.
The perfect blend of art, the outdoors, and history. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is a MUST see for fans of art and the outdoors.
You can drive yourself around the park or rent an “art cart” as you view more than 50 pieces of art in 265 acres of natural surroundings. A visit to Pyramid Sculpture Park also includes a visit to the 10,000 sq. ft Ancient Sculpture Museum filled with sculptures thousands of years old.
4. Loveland Castle
Discover one man’s labor of love as you explore the medieval style castle he built by hand over the course of 50+ years! The Historic Loveland Castle & Museum Chateau Laroche was a dream brought to life by Harry Andrews. Kids and adults will enjoy checking out the collection of weapons and exploring the castle on a self guided tour.
The castle is located next to The Little Miami River and has several areas that are perfect for a picnic if you decide to spend a relaxing afternoon there.
This museum is less well known but gives you a greater appreciation for firefighters of all eras with artifacts dating back to the early 1800’s.
Organized firefighting in Cincinnati dates back to the early 1800’s and the building where the museum resides was the former home of Engine Company 45 that dates back to the early 1900’s. Kids will enjoy sliding down the fireman’s pole and the hands on exhibits.
Have you visited any of these Hidden Gems?
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