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The Queen City Underground Tour

1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 41042
+1 859-951-8560
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Owner description: Queen City Underground Tour starts at 1332 Vine St. Enjoy a stroll through the Gateway District...
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Owner description: Queen City Underground Tour starts at 1332 Vine St. Enjoy a stroll through the Gateway District, home to America's largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings that were home to over 130 saloons, bars and beer gardens, and theaters that hosted iconic entertainers Charlie Chaplin and Wild Bill Hickok. Descend below the city streets to a hidden burial vault and explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage. Approximate tour time 90 minutes

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I highly recommend this tour of the beginnings of Cincinnati and some of the history about it during it's peak in the 1800's. While many may think of the Queen City as a smaller midwestern town, nothing could be further from the truth in the 1800's. This tour takes place on Vine street and north to Liberty in a new... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The name of the tour is slightly misleading in that you don't spend very much time underground. Otherwise this is a very good tour. Our guide was great- projected very nicely which can be a problem with a big group. Got to learn a lot that I don't think is customary in a typical city tour. Great to see Cincinnati... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on the Queen City Underground tour today. Our guides were very friendly, informative and entertaining. I learned so much about OTR and Cincinnati in such a short amount of time. I loved every second of the tour. It never went too fast or too slow, and I loved seeing parts of the city I would... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was a very interesting, informative tour. My husband and I went with our teenage daughters who also found it interesting and fun. We loved the passion and enthusiasm of our guides. John, especially, has great comedic timing that kept the information funny as well as interesting. I highly recommend this tour and hope to do another soon.

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Harrison, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you live in Cincinnati and are interested in it's beginnings, you should definitely take this tour. Our guides were EXCELLENT!!! You can tell they love what they do. You really get a sense of the past and learn how OTR developed into what it is today. It is well worth the money and the time. And if anyone is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I took the Queen City Underground Tour and had a great time! Our tour guides John and Chelsie were enthusiastic and full of fun and interesting facts. During the first part of the tour we had a heckler, but John handled it very professionally and thankfully this person chose to leave. The rest of us continued on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very disappointed. Historical information were shared however we felt the areas visited could have been staged a bit to actually bring life to the presentation. The following is an example: Most buildings were dark, the tour guide used the light on his phone to illuninate areas which demonstrated a lack of effort to provide an enriching experience. At the beginning... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our guide, John I believe, was awesome. Enthusiastic and obviously loved what he was doing. He really made you want to listen (even if he talked about himself a little too much ;) ). He told us a fact about the World Series and how it got its name, when I looked it up later everything I find on it... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband, his sister and her husband and I did this tour on a Sunday afternoon. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and learn about a variety of historical tidbits of the Queen City. John and Chelsea, our tour guides were energetic, knowledgeable and fun loving and kept the tour interesting and at a good pace. If... More 

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I went on the Queen City Underground tour provided by Legacy Tours. The tour starts at 1332 Vine Street in Cincinnati. The tour was a walking tour group of about 25 or so people. We had 2 tour guides that were great. The tour emphasizes highly German and Irish influence on the town in the late 1800's.... More 

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