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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 333 7500
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Ranked #20 of 84 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the... more » Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today. « less
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A must see for all ages. Very humbling and enlightening. This is ALL our history. Get the headset for the full experience.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My 16 year old grand-daughter and I spent the afternoon at this museum. This was a very rewarding experience. Everyone should take a tour of this museum if they are in Cincinnati. Very reminiscence of the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. There is an awesome quilt exhibit there right now, but I don't think it will be there much longer.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It's good to have a docent give you a tour, you will learn much more. There is plenty to see, special exhibits, galleries and movies.

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Dublin, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although the story of the underground railroad is compelling, we did not feel as though this museum did anything special to tell it. It wasn't a total disappointment, just one of those exhibits that makes you say "OK, I've seen it, no reason to really want to go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I enjoyed that we ended up following a tour already going on and were welcomed to join it. It made it much more informative. There are several short movies that were very informative as well.

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Sacramento, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The stories you hear and see inside the museum are sobering and so very moving. It's definitely a worthwhile visit.

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Cumming, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A great museum - learned a lot about the Underground Railroad and the movement of escaped slaves. Interactive displays, something that deserves a second visit!!

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was so thankful to be able to walk through this Museum and know why our country needed to have a Civil War. Slavery started at our countries beginnings and the war had to happen for it to end. It was hard to realize how messed up our foundation was, and in some ways still is. No one should be... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We went down here on Sunday and I was very impressed throughout our visit. For starters I liked that they have an App you can put on your smartphone and then use it to guide you through the Center, with well narrated pieces all along the way. They say you should start on the second floor, which we did. This... More

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Sacramento, California
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This museum was very well done. There is so much information, that it is hard to take it all in on just one visit but do what you can. It has a story to tell on a very sad time in US history. The two movies are well worth the price of admission. The Quilt exhibit has been extended so... More

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