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The Queen City Underground Tour

1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 41042
+1 859-951-8560
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Ranked #7 of 30 Activities in Cincinnati
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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Maroochydore, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked a small group tour to find this was a group size of 30-60, We suspect that our tour was combine with the standard tour. While some of the stories where interesting I think that a couple were fictional! I was really looking forward to the underground parts of the tour (tunnels etc) however this ended up being a... More

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

We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. If you will contact us we would be happy to offer you two tickets to any of our other tours. Sincerely, Brad More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

John was a great guide and you can tell he likes what he does and is passionate about the history of OTR. We opted for the "Ultimate tour". The group size was pretty decent maybe 25-30 so not too huge. We learned quite a bit about the area and were able to visit places that you can drive by, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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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 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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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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