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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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Must see at Christmas

This is usually a great place with something often going on. Great bands or a neat cooking display and I don't even live there. It is an absolute must see at Christmas!! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Portland, NY
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Portland, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is usually a great place with something often going on. Great bands or a neat cooking display and I don't even live there. It is an absolute must see at Christmas!! The huge tree, the skaters and all the decorations. It always makes me want to sing the WKRP theme song.....

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Cincinnati
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147 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a very famous public space in America. The city of Cincinnati has done a nice job making sure that it is clean, safe and surrounded by nice restaurants and bars. There is underground parking, but you have to pay at a local pay station rather than by exiting. It is good for locals and particularly for those who... More 

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ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We walked through looking for food and stumbled on a neat atmosphere with people watching a basketball game on the jumbo TV. Neat sense of community in the center of the hard city

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is, hands down, my favorite place to be hounded by homeless people in Cincinnati. If you find that you have to use the public restroom while you are here, leave your valuables with a loved one. I was patted down by a homeless woman begging for money while using the bathroom. Luckily, I had not a penny on me,... More 

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Atlanta Ga.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful square. The fountain reminds me of being in Europe. It's surrounded by great restaurants and shops. They had a wine festival in the square while I was visiting. What a beautiful city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The bands that played on fountain square were great! The accessibility to ATM is convenient and the selection of food is all encompassing. The 3CDC staff was absolutely EXCELLENT! I left my purse in the toilet and thanks to this very efficient staff my purse made it's way back to me! The port a johns were also kept in good... More 

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Hollister, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice location surrounded by restaurants, hotels and bars. Walking distance from stadiums and other destinations. It appears they are revitalizing the downtown area.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fountain Square has been modernized, but serves the same purpose as the old town square that we read about from small-town America. Residents and visitors come there to see what's going on, meet new folks, be entertained, eat lunch outdoors -- it's Cincinnati's downtown gathering place. And it has a big ol' fountain, to boot.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

So much history at this spot but great place to hang out and walk around. Make sure to check out the Fountain Square website for all the events they have going on throughout the year, you won't be disappointed. Grab drinks on the square and head to any handful of great eateries before watching a play or heading to the... More 

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Ohio
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First, the Fountain itself is stunning and a lovely piece of Cincinnati history. But, the square is also conveniently close to restaurants, food stands and there are often other activities in the square from music to ice skating in the winter. It's a great place for a fresh air lunch and to people watch. It is a nice hub of... More 

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