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Fountain Square

Address: 5th and Vine Sts, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513 621 4400
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Ranked #19 of 193 things to do in Cincinnati
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Fountain Square should be a must to see when you are in Cincinnati. Walk around the Fountain, stop and have a drink in one of the bars , talk to some locals. Take in the view in the dark.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is ah-some. It is surrounded by good restaurants, shops, & street shops. Horse buggy ride is informative & enjoyable. Plenty of sitting places to enjoy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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288 reviews 288 reviews
164 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a beautiful space, and it really feels like the "heart" of downtown Cincinnati. They utilize this space in so many creative, clever ways. In the winter, families can enjoy ice skating, and in the summer, all sorts of activities fill the square, including live bands and music! The fountain itself is gorgeous, and definitely provides and excellent photo... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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183 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My trip to Cincinnati last month to attend a cousin's funeral; didn't include Fountain Square. But I didn't use GPS and got lost. Cincinnati has changed since my childhood days of visiting during the '50's. But I could see the Fountain Square is still a place to visit. Their are Hotels, Stores, Banks, and a beautiful Fountain. I will return... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have had wonerful experencies at Fountain Square and I have had not so wonderful experiences. It all depends on the event and the crowd. The square itself is beautiful and taking the kids ice skating can be a real treat. I do not find the carriage rides to be all that good, the drivers have gotten worse over the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fountain Square is a nice place to visit, especially when the Fountain is turned on and at night. But, sadly, Downtown Cincinnati has changed a lot over the past few years and not necessarily for the better. If you visit, especially at night, be aware of your surroundings and of who is surrounding you. Panhandlers and homeless people seem to... More 

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Cincinnati
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226 reviews 226 reviews
14 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Fountain Square is the City Square of Cincinnati. It's bordered by 5/3 Bank HQ, Westin Cincinnati Hotel, US Bank and Tiffany and Macy's. Plus some great places to eat - including Cincinnati's favorite small batch ice cream (And Oprah's favorite) Graeters Ice Cream, McCormick and Schmicks, and the Art Deco palace called The Netherland Plaza. There is public parking below... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The weather didn't help. The numerous panhandlers didn't either. Might be nice in the summer. Average restaurants surround it.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We really liked the square and everyone was so friendly and helpful. The food was great and the sites were amazing

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

HAHA! I mean, I don't know how you can review a square. I guess it'll be reflective of the city itself, but... I'll try. The Statue in the middle is actually BREATHtaking. It's a gorgeous statue, and I would walk out of my way to where I was going just to see it. The square itself is a hub for... More 

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