Description - Published on Nov/14/2009
Cincinnati(OH) and Newport(KY)
Cincinnati is Ohio's third largest city and the largest metro region, and lies on the north bank of the Ohio River in Southwest Ohio in the USA.
Cincinnati is a distinctly Midwestern city, and it has been wrapped up in every phase of American history. It was one of the US' early boomtowns, and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is the largest National Historic District in the country. Today, it's part of a fast-growing metro area, and home to a remarkable blend of industry and architecture. Downtown Cincinnati is surrounded by picturesque foothills that add a beautiful backdrop to the Queen City and its legendary skyline - celebrated in the opening credits of television show WKRP in Cincinnati.
Formerly known as Losantiville, the city was renamed Cincinnati by the first governor of the Northwest Territory, Arthur St. Clair, in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, a society named after Roman consul Cincinnatus and founded at the end of the Revolutionary War.
The city's early economy was based on the pork industry, and this was celebrated in the summer of 2000 with the Big Pig Gig, during which large flying pig statues took up residence along the city's main thoroughfares.
Cincinnati also has a charming riverboat heritage(Tall Stacks Festival) that dates back to the days when large, steam and paddle-wheel driven vessels were used to transport locally produced pork products.
Baseball is another Cincinnati tradition, and the Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team in the US.
Recently, Cincinnati has seen some large scale 'revitalization' projects, such as the construction of Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, and the reconstruction of Fountain Square in Cincinnati.
Newport is a city on the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. Founded in the 1790's by James Taylor, Jr., Newport is named after British Admiral Christopher Newport, who helped to found the Jamestown colony in 1607. In its early years, Newport was home to an army post, which helped to spur the town's growth. Today, it is proximity to Cincinnati that provides the spur, as Newport's hotels and riverfront area draw visitors from the Queen City.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - The Freedom Centers physical location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, is just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Museum tells the dramatic story of the enslaved crossing over that river on the journey to freedom, assisted by men and women of all backgrounds who hated slavery and had created a secret network of escape routes that came to be called 'the Underground Railroad.'
*Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory
*Cincinnati Zoo - The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
*Newport(KY) on the Levee: 'A world away from the everyday'
*Fountain Square: The place to be in Cinci! 500 Vine Street
*Newport Aquarium provides 'million gallons of fun' 1 Aquarium Way
*Belterra provides gaming, music one hour from Cincy, Louisville
*Carew Tower and Observation Deck, 441 Vine Street (Downtown)
*Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place (Mount Lookout,)
*John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, (Riverfront)
*Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Museums and galleries
* American Classical Music Hall of Fame, 1225 Elm Street (Over-the-Rhine, next to Music Hall, in Memorial Hall)
* Art Beyond Boundaries, 1410 Main Street (Over-the-Rhine)
* Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive (Eden Park, Go up Gilbert Avenue, until you see the park, and turn onto Eden Park Drive)
* The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, 3101 Clifton Avenue (Hebrew Union College Campus, University Heights, about a block from the University of Cincinnati)
* Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 West Court Street
* Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Avenue (Queensgate)
* Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street (Avondale)
* Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth Street (Downtown, Across from the Aronoff Center)
* Harriet Beecher-Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue (Walnut Hills)
* National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way (Riverfront)
* Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street (Downtown, Located at the east end of Fourth Street, across from Lytle Park)
* Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton Street (Downtown)
* Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut Street (Downtown, on the corner of 7th and Walnut, connected to the Aronoff Center)
* William Howard Taft National Historic Site, 2038 Auburn Avenue
* Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave (Exit 72 off of I-275)
* Kings Island, (About 20 miles from Cincinnati), . Kings Island, located in Mason, OH
* The Beach Water Park, 2590 Waterpark Drive (Near King Island and about 20 miles from Cincinnati)
* Cincinnati Bengals, One Paul Brown Stadium (Riverfront)
* Cincinnati Reds, 100 Main Street (Great American Ball Park; Corner of Main Street and Second Street)
* ECHL Hockey Cincinnati Cyclones, U.S. Bank Arena (Riverfront)
* University of Cincinnati Bearcats, 2700 Varsity Way
* Xavier University Musketeers, 3800 Victory Parkway
* River Downs Racetrack, 6301 Kellogg Avenue
Nearest Cities :
* Chicago. A 4 hour drive via Interstates 74 and 65.
* Cleveland. The Rock and Roll city is located in northern Ohio and is about a 4 hour drive.
* Columbus. Ohio's capital and largest city is a 1 and 1/2 hour drive from Cincinnati.
* Dayton. Just 45 min. north on I-75. Home of the Wright Brothers, The Dayton Art Institute, The National Museum of the United States Air Force, and The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
* Indianapolis. Home of the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 automobile races. A 2-hour drive.
* Lexington, KY. Lexington is Kentucky's beautiful college town. Lexington is a 1 and 1/2 hour drive.
* Louisville. Home of the Kentucky Derby, the world's most famous horse race. A 1 and 1/2 hour drive.
* Mammoth Cave National Park. The world's largest cave system, located in KY. About 3 hours.
* Newport (Kentucky). Just south of Cincinnati across the river.
City(s) = Cincinnati, Newport; State(s) = OH, KY; Country = USA.
Title = Cincinnati(OH) and Newport(KY), US - Video.
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