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Fountain Square

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Address: 5th and Vine Sts, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 621 4400
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Excellent spot to get a feel for Downtown Cincinnati

After checking out sites in the area this is the perfect plaza to just sit a spell - have a cold one or something to eat, or softdrink, or ice cream at any of the restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

After checking out sites in the area this is the perfect plaza to just sit a spell - have a cold one or something to eat, or softdrink, or ice cream at any of the restaurants surrounding this very nice plot of land and beautiful fountain. For us the Taste of Cincinnati was being readied so there was the added... More 

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Manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

traveling here before, we knew that there is always something going on at the Square. Summer concerts, festivals, theater.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Fountain Square during the Taste of Cincinnati street festival. What a great experience. The Fountain area is easy to access and was a great place to focus during the festival. If you are at Fountain Square walk across the street to the Carew Tower and experience the Observation Deck for a great view of Cincinnati.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a lively square in the heart of downtown. The statue and fountain that gives the square its name is beautiful and reportedly pays tribute to the importance of the Ohio River. The square is surrounded by many excellent restaurants and shops. It is also the site of convenient underground parking when visiting the downtown area.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I just happened to be in town when the Best of Cincinnati street fair was going on. I had a crab cake slider and a piece of baklava, both were delicious and reasonably priced. I also enjoyed the music. The best thing about Fountain Square is the Rock Bottom Brewery!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Always plenty to do at Fountain square. Plenty of parking garages nearby. It is crowded during lunch and special events, but that indicates people love to visit. Great part of the history of the city.

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Pennsylvannia, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Concert going on in the square which was good but all the seating abound the square was dirty, ice cream spills, soda spills etc!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Struck out solo on my first day in town and found myself at The square on a day they were giving free public dance lessons on the Charleston and other swing. The day was beautiful. There was plenty of seating. The crowd was a nice mix of local and tourists.

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Newington, Ct
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not worth a special trip to see a fountain surrounded by buildings...however, it is within walking distance to the riverfront that you can walk around. Parking could be a problem in this area.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fountain square has added a much needed touch of beauty to Cincinnati. It's a great place to lounge in the sun while on your lunch break, or to grab a bite to eat while enjoying nature. It does get crowded during lunch hours, and sometimes it's hard to find seating, but it's a cute little place.

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