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Address: 425 York St, Newport, KY 41071
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It is a nice looking plaza but I have no idea why the guy built this. Nice to have the open space in the area but it is not something that people need to come to the area just to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Richmond, Indiana
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Richmond, Indiana
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It is a nice looking plaza but I have no idea why the guy built this. Nice to have the open space in the area but it is not something that people need to come to the area just to see it.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I can't say this is a riveting attraction, but it's a big bell so maybe worth a look if you have nothing better to do and just need a walk and too kill a few minutes. I don't want to say the peace bell is bad attraction, but it is kind of a silly name. We never had peace really,... More 

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The World Peace Bell is one the largest, FREE-SWINGING bells in the WORLD. It weighs 66,000 pounds and measuring 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, the bell was designed and cast by Cincinnati's own Verdin Bell Company, one of the largest bell-making companies in the world. There is a museum upstairs with a helpful docent but I don't know... More 

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LUDLOW
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a stand alone site to visit, it is quite compact. It has history and commemoration of firefighters, so it has interest. If you are walking Newport, KY stop by. It is open air.

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Windsor
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have never seen anything so huge. Amazing! We took pictures and our people look so small. It's worth taking a little walk to, plus there is a firefighter memorial site next to it and lots of beautiful architecture nearby.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a very cool bell and memorial. The isn't much signage, but look around and you'll find the facts about it. This is a great place for photos. I think it is worth 15-30 minutes of time to enjoy and explore.

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The bell is kind of cool., how it was made, etc but it is in a little tower. Disappointing from the original publicly announced plans. The firefighter staues by it are really neat. It is a nice place for an outdoor celebration like July 4 so you can hear up lose the bell ring.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I used to live here and would walk by it everyday to work. Years went by before I ever actually realized it was a monument. There are to signs to it, its pretty much just a bell between a parking lot and a white castle. If you go, make sure its not night, lots of bars and drunks.

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LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice but has no signage explaining the meaning of the bell - have some 9/11 memorials there as well.

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Newport, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was built for the year 2000 celebrations. It is the 3rd largest bell in the world. They ring it on occasion, it's pretty impressive.

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