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The Queen City Underground Tour

1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 41042
+1 859-951-8560
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Ranked #3 of 30 Activities in Cincinnati
Type: Tours
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... more » 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 « less
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ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic tour. Our handlers Chelsea and John were knowledgeable and helpful. Very tight squeeze going underground, so keep that in mind if you do this tour. I loved it.

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Dayton, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This tour is very interesting and full of historical information for Over The Rhine in Cincinnati. However there are really only two "underground" sites. The tour is mostly standing on the sidewalk in OTW while the two guides yell out historical facts and anecdotes. It was worth the money but I would advise to do it in cooler temperatures. There... More

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Batavia, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had read about the tour in a magazine and decided we wanted to go. My relatives came from Indianapolis and 6 of us took the tour. It was fantastic. It was very educational and learned a lot about Cincinnati since we have only lived here 12 years. Our tour guides Chelsea and John were fantastic. They were very well... More

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New Palestine, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Did the tour today and we all really enjoyed the information shared and the actual sites we got to see. You will be very surprised to see some of what was hidden away from view for years in the "underground" areas of Cincinnati. We read about this tour in a magazine featuring things to do in Cincinnati and decided to... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a hidden treasure! Literally. I heard about this tour through Groupon but I would have paid full price. Guides were funny and full of knowledge. Tour is a walking tour of some old buildings and even go into newly discovered tunnels. Walking and ability to descend and climb steep place a must. Well worth it for 2 hrs. They... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My friends and I went on this tour over this past weekend. I was disappointed in the tour even before I started, given that my introduction to the company was listening to all three of the guides discuss how drunk they were for about 20 minutes, with one of the employees (not our guide, thankfully) commenting loudly about how she... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Ultimate underground tour on Sept. 6,2014. It was a wonderful and informative tour. We learned a lot of things about our incredible city that we didn't know. We loved every minute of it. Over the Rhine has so much history and we loved walking on this tour and being shown where this history... More

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Brad H, Owner at The Queen City Underground Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We love that you enjoyed our tour as much as we enjoy giving them. We will pass along your review to your tour guide Craig. Please come back and visit us again. More

Burlington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

John and Claire were excelent guides with lots of interesting tidbits about Cincinnati and Over the Rhine area in particular. I could definatly recommend takeing the tour and I hope to do the Ultimate tour the next time.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had the opportunity to experience part of Cincinnati's history on this tour. It started with a short history about the theater scene in the early 1900's. I never knew the city was such a popular destination during that era. I also learned why this particular area is called "Over the Rhine". We then toured an old tenant house and... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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72 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family and I took the Ultimate Underground Tour and enjoyed it. I thought 30 dollars per person was a bit pricey, but I felt we almost got our moneys worth. John was one of the best tour guides ever. He was funny, informative, well spoken and a nice guy over all. During the tour, you learn a lot about... More

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