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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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The downtown center of Cincinnati

Fountain Square is a public area in front of the FITB building in downtown Cincinnati. It represents a longstanding informal community nexus and a traditional location for holding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fountain Square is a public area in front of the FITB building in downtown Cincinnati. It represents a longstanding informal community nexus and a traditional location for holding civic events heavily identified with the city. The centerpiece of the square is a bronze fountain known as The Genius of Water (see photos). In the few times we have visited Cincinnati,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere with plenty of restaurants and shops to enjoy! Usually always some type of event going on to see/ do there!

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

You know you are in the center of the action when you are Fountain Square. This area is the mecca of a downtown scene. You have several eating establishments within easy walking distance of the Square. Most weekends their is entertainment of one type or another that can make your evening become exciting. The big screen TV on top of... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I passed by here on the way to the Great American Ballpark and there was live music going on in the middle of the square. At night on the way back to the hotel, the fountain was light up with red lights that made the water look like blood.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Fountain Square is in Cincinnati's Central Business District--walking distance from the stadiums, theaters, and many restaurants. The Square itself is about one city block on either side and features a beautiful fountain offering great photo ops (if you can find an angle without a building in the background). On summer Tuesdays, there's a small lunch-time market offering Eli's BBQ and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great place to take the family and feel very safe while there. easy walk from all downtown hotels. Good place for a family photo

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have been to Cincinnati and few times and always find myself at Fountain Square. The atmosphere is light and relaxed. It is a nice place to just sit and take in the city. This last visit we went on a Thursday night and enjoyed live Salsa music. It was just a nice relaxing summer night.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a must visit when you come to our city. It is beautiful and also a great place to take photos. Family will love it.

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lots of activities here. My favorite is Salsa on the Square. You get lessons and can dance all evening. Ice skating in winter is fun and Christmas decorations are great. Summer concerts here too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lots of activities going on at the Fountain Square! There are concerts, food trucks, fireworks and dancing. Bikes for rent are located here and through out the city. There seem to be a lot of vagrants around the fountain especially at night.

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Address: 5th and Vine Sts, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 621 4400
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District

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