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The Queen City Underground Tour

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Address: 1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 41042
Phone Number: +1 859-951-8560
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Description: Queen City Underground Tour starts at 1332 Vine St. Enjoy a stroll through...
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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Wonderful Time

We thought about doing the tour for years, I wish I had done it earlier. While it is called an "underground" tour, we only saw two underground points of interest, but I was not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We thought about doing the tour for years, I wish I had done it earlier. While it is called an "underground" tour, we only saw two underground points of interest, but I was not disappointed. Our tour guides, John and Chelsea, were knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. Years ago I lived in Over the Rhine and became active in the community.... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had been thinking of doing the tour for years, I wish we had done it sooner. I lived in Over the Rhine years ago and became active in the community. My knowledge of the neighborhood barely scratched the surface of the information provided by our guides, John and Chelsea. Not only were they knowledgable, but they were entertaining. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a great time on this tour! I grew up in Cincinnati, and brought my out-of-town in-laws on this tour. I think I learned just as much about Cincinnati and OTR history as they did. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and super enthusiastic, and made the tour very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this tour for Cincinnatians and visitors... More 

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Williamstown, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this tour for our anniversary. It was nice to see OTR and learn some history about the community. The tour guides did a decent job, but also spent a little too much time plugging themselves and (one of) their brewery to open if all "goes well." If you go on this tour I recommend you... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We did the Saturday morning tour and was well worth the $20 ticket! The guides were informative and entertaining. Excellent opportunity to see a part of the city that is unknown to most! Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb some narrow, steep stairs. Can't ask for a better two hours that began with a donut at Holtmans and... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My best friend got me tickets for the tour for Christmas. A group of 5 of us took the tour on July 11, 2015. We were not disappointed. John and Trina, our guides, did an excellent job giving us copious amounts of history of the OTR area. Please be sure to tip your guides generously when you go, as they... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I grew up in Southwestern Ohio and have been visiting relatives in Cincinnati since childhood. My cousin suggested this tour for a recent visit, and it was a great idea. It's a walking tour, about two hours in length. The group was surprisingly large, but well-managed. Our tour guide, Craig, was excellent. He really knew the history of the fascinating... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was an interesting tour of the brewery history in Cincinnati. The "underground" visit does not disappoint. Guide was knowledgeable & entertaining. I really enjoyed seeing the grave markers that were located in the basement of the church.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I found the tour guides well informed, their stories well researched, and their locations well chosen. Well worth the time time and money.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cincy is my hometown and I thought I knew everything there was to know about it, but I was so wrong! My husband and I took this tour on a Saturday morning and we had a pretty large group, about 26 being high school students and the rest adults. We got started on time, even though there was also City... More 

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