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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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I've been there in April 2014, with my friends, I liked the place a lot, it has so many fun things that talk about peace, in an educational and fun way at the same time, when you... read more

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

I've been there in April 2014, with my friends, I liked the place a lot, it has so many fun things that talk about peace, in an educational and fun way at the same time, when you get there, make sure to get a guide to help with everything you need, cause it ain't a small place!, certainly one of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There is some interactivity and I think it would be good for school groups. As two adults it was a bit boring for us. The most interesting part was the slavery of today in the separate area. That was jarring and eye-opening.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

An amazing place. Really makes you think about the lengths people have had to go to for their freedom. Highly recommended for families.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great, manageable, museum. It is an eye opener into the history of slavery but more than that it leads into modern day slavery and human trafficking. A must see for locals and visitors.

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Topeka, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent museum about the history of slavery, the underground railroad, and the long battle for freedom. Beautifully done and scholarly displays. Good video presentations as well.

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Loveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Over priced and you have to read everything. Not school group friendly. Our kids hated it. Very important subject but not presented well.

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great Museum. Very well done. My 12 year old really got a lot out of it as did we. Worth the drive from Dayton. Very happy my son will get to go again with his 8th grade classmates.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Attended on a very cold winter day. Museum was very quiet. The thing that I didn't like was there was a number of closed movies, etc which I was not made aware of when I paid my entrance fee. But overall, a great museum with great exhibits in a very spacious setting.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an excellent museum that really engages its visitors. It is emotional, both hopeful and painful, but very much worth the visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They might not have a lot of 'original artifacts'... however.. to be in the LOCATION of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center historically - coupled with the great interactive displays this place receives two thumbs up! The Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a beautiful, architecturally pleasing building. Situated on the Ohio River Front Walk it is close to other attractions and... More 

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