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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513 333 7500
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Ranked #14 of 62 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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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.

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Millersport, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It starts with slavery at its very beginnings and travels all the way thru till modern day trafficking. My only complaint is the organization of the museum.... It would have been nicer to start at the beginning and travel thru in order. We were told to start on the second floor at the cabin, we did that floor , then... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great museum with so much information. It really is a must when in Cincinnati. The museum covered slavery, the civil war, and about present day human trafficking. The exhibits were very well done and provided a wealth of information. Everyone needs to be aware of past and present day slavery. You could spend many hours in the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

...made me very sad that slavery was a bad part of our history. Spend enough time to see everything. Three hours should do it well. We only had an hour and didn't get to the top floor. Would very much like to go back.

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New Albany, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First- I would like to say the few who said this Attraction was terrible simply do not understand Humanity! Second -I want to recommend to those going take earbuds/headphones for your smartphone. The interactive audio tour is half the experience. I dare you to stand in the slave pen and listen to the person talking to you about being a... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like American History, then this place needs to be on your bucket list. The need for the Underground Railroad is certainly heart-wrenching, but, when you simply read about it in history class, it is often an after thought, if mentioned at all. Going here really brought home how much the slaves yearned for freedom, just as others do,... More

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baltimore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I am so sorry I did not have more time to spend at this museum. I had a plane to catch and miscalculated what a highlight this museum would be and the time I should have dedicated to taking in all the wonderful exhibits. It is definitely well worth the time. The exhibits are well conceived and historically accurate. Kudos... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is an experience that everyone should take the time to go see. One trip may be all you will need, but that one trip is truly worth while

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very interesting place to visit...Its good to know your history!! Just to see and read some of the displays will bring tears to your eyes to think of what these people went through is mind blowing!

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I loved it all! My family and I made a special trip for this and it was well worth it. It's good for all ages.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I recently spent 3 hours taking in the exhibits here, and could have easily spent an hour more. It would be hard to walk away from this museum without having learned a lot about slavery in it's many forms, past and present. The exhibits do an impressive job addressing the complex issues surrounding the history of slavery... More

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