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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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We are new to the area and decided when we had an out of town guess to check out one of the tours. We had a great time despite the cold weather. John and Chelsea were fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Kirby03
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Glendale, Ohio
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Glendale, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We are new to the area and decided when we had an out of town guess to check out one of the tours. We had a great time despite the cold weather. John and Chelsea were fantastic tour guides, we learned so much about OTR history from them. You get to see parts of the city you would never know... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our tour guides, Chelsea and John, were so knowledgeable and entertaining and enthusiastic. I love that they know their stuff and kept it all very interesting. So much history this city has that you wouldn't otherwise know. I would recommend this to anyone, a native Cincinnatian or otherwise. What a gem for the city...we can't wait to sign up for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I'm from out of town and knew nothing about Cincinnati but I feel like I learned so much. Our tour guy John was very friendly, nice and entertaining. I haven't met the other tour guides but I'm sure they are great as well. I would definitely recommend checking it out. If I am ever back in Cincinnati, I will be... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Cincinnati's Over the Rhine district is being restored and renovated with over a thousand listed historic properties. The Underground Tour is fantastic...giving a humorous hands-on history experience of one of the best preserved urban areas in the country...and it keeps getting better! There's a taste of 1900 tenement life; religious expression; gangsters, corruption, Cincinnati's brewery past and it's craft beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is an excellent tour of the "Over the Rhine" neighborhood of Cincinnati. The tour guide (John) was excellent and provided well organized and easy to understand information. About 2/3 of the tour is above ground but you do go underground for some very interesting information about the old breweries in the area. There is a very small section of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 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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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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