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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 333 7500
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Description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...
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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A very moving and powerful presentation concerning Freedom and the struggle of those who were denied such. You can learn about our past history of slavery, but our current... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A very moving and powerful presentation concerning Freedom and the struggle of those who were denied such. You can learn about our past history of slavery, but our current struggles against human traffic of today. I assure you, this museum will get to you!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had no idea that this museum even existed but we saw an enormous sign on the side of the building announcing an exhibit about diversity in baseball.....so in we went. We arrived at 11 am and joined a docent and his group at 11:30 for a tour of perhaps the largest exhibit: Slavery in the United States. The docent... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This can take a while, but it is very informative. I was a history major and I am critical of biased history but this museum does a great job of accurately describing the origins of slavery and those involved. I think the museum should have tickets last for two days, so kids can go for 2 hours, come back for... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I first want to say that the building was a really nice facility. I will also state that just about everything in every exhibit was a replica. Most of the exhibits were involved reading a significant amount or pushing a button and listening to a story. To me this was nothing more than taking a walk through a book because... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I planned a visit to this center on my first visit to Cincinnati. I was very pleasantly surprised and left feeling like the visit was time well-spent. During my visit, the “Diversity in Baseball” exhibit was on display and I learned quite a bit from it. I was most impressed with live... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited Cincinnati this past week and toured. Awesome experience. Only wish I had more time to view every exhibit. So much to see. A great experience, I would go again.

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Columbus, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful museum that gives the best history of the underground railroad that I've ever seen. Even my children were fascinated. Look for the interactive section where you make various choices on how to flee if you were a slave.

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family and I visited the center on a saturday morning. Weren't very many people which made it nice to walk through. Very nice artifacts and learned a lot of things I didnt know. I would definitely recommend to everyone to check this out and learn some things.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A good half day. More if there is a speaker or event. Many unique artifacts. Thanks Dr. O'Dell Owens ( MD and President of Cincinnati State)for sharing a number of his collection. Good inside activity on a rain delay by the ball park!. Neat restaurants within a block.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great museum, lots of neat artifacts, moderately priced, great staff. I was able to see the Emancipation Proclamation document signed by Lincoln, so that was cool. However, the best exhibit was the Diversity in Baseball exhibit. Check it out before the game or even when it rains. also check out the eternal flame, its really cool. Also this hotel has... More 

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