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Fountain Square

5th and Vine Sts, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 621 4400
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Ranked #21 of 87 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sandusky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The square had a beautiful fountain with statues that were unusual. Flowers were placed all around in pots. A band was playing there that night. Restaurants surround the square.

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perth
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75 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On the afternoon we visited, a band was playing and the baseball was played on the bigscreen. A fun amosphere ensured, we, like so many others took a photo of the fountain.

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Centerville, Ohio
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335 attraction reviews
2,233 helpful votes 2,233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fountain Square is arguably the single best hallmark of Cincinnati. Fountain Square has been the symbolic center of Cincinnati since 1871, and there is a mammoth parking lot under Fountain Square. We cannot comprehend those who espouse a nefarious view in regard to Fountain Square. The actual Fountain was a gift to Cincinnati from Henry Probasco, who traveled to Munich... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

OK I know that this is an important public space for downtown cincinnati, but on an average day it has the ambience of a prison exercise yard, with a subtle underlying sense of menace. I've visited this space quiet few times and have been trying to understand why it disturbs me so much. Maybe it's a combination of the dark... More

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A fellow fountain admirer took a great shot of my husband and me at this fountain. A must have snapshot if you visit Cincinnati.

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Warren, MI
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Outdoor markets, music AND food in the middle of downtown Cincinnati makes the afternoon fun. The fountain is just beautiful. Be careful of which way the wind blows--it may create a bad hair day.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Being down there on fountain square was very nice and fun I injoy the dancing n eating places they have down n every day is sum thing new to do I'll tell my friends to go downtown on the fountain square if they need some thing fun to do

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Ohio
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We've been to Cincinnati on several occasions and we always make our way to Fountain Square. We've watched movies on the big screen, listened to music, visited the ice rink, and enjoyed the peaceful sounds of the fountain. It's a great place to hang out and relax for a little while between activities or returning to your hotel!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited Fountain Square by chance after visiting Newport Aquarium and we were glad to be there as there we a live Music concert happening when we reached the square. In the center of square bronze allegorical fountain from Ferdinand von Miller named The Genius of Water is situated. The weather was pleasant and we were freshened up after having... More

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Senior Reviewer
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A peaceful place to take a break. There are nice little tables around to take a lunch or to read a book. It is also a great place for people watching.

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