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Carew Tower

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Address: 441 Vine St., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 241 3888
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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For $2 ascend to one of the highest points in Cincinnati for a spectacular panoramic view of the city and environs. Check out the impressive Art Deco lobby as well. If you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For $2 ascend to one of the highest points in Cincinnati for a spectacular panoramic view of the city and environs. Check out the impressive Art Deco lobby as well. If you are blessed with a decent weather day, it's certainly a don't miss opportunity.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For a few dollars you can travel to the top of the tower and see the whole city. I got some great panoramic pictures of the city. It was the perfect first stop when we got to the city because it allowed us to get our bearings.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Back in college, we went on a field trip to the top of the Carew Tower. We were shown that the so-called 7 hills were all exactly the same height! Therefore, they were formed by glaciers ages ago when they leveled the hilly landscape of our great city!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very small fee. You take an elevator up (high speed) and walk up a flight of steps. Great view of the city, the river, the stadiums. Definitely worth an hour of your time.

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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Love this place. A trip through history. Great small and unique shops. Appointments and I love Cincinnati are 2 lovely shop don this tower. The 49th floor has an observation deck that gives a breathtaking and unobstructed view of Cincinnati. It costs $2.00 and is a fabulous find. We just discovered it. A nice little gift shop at the tower.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went in the winter to avoid crowds but it was also windy and that was not so fun. Not for people afraid of heights. The access requires both elevator and some stairs. You can take stairs all the way up if you wish (I wouldn't recommend that). If you're visiting I would make the trip because it's really cool... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

For $2 you can go to the top of this Art Deco icon- no fancy interactive stuff - just a dynamite view of Cincinnati. Go on a clear day and see how much you can see!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Traveling with my extended family we happened upon this attraction that was reasonably priced for our party of 18. The admission of $2 for adults and $1 for children was great for our budget. The only negative comment I have is that there are no public restrooms in the building and the guard at the information desk was neither helpful... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Don't even try of you are in a wheelchair or disabled. The last 2 floors are tight stair cases, and no elevator access. Kind of a let down once your there, not even worth the $3 we paid on discount.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Facilities are basic - this is no Empire State Building, no viewing screens or fences, no detailed diagrams or information on the buildings etc that you can see nor is it stocked with hugh amounts of the usual souvenir "objects d'art". Instead what you get for your $2 dollars is an uninterupted 360 degree view of Cincinatti. What more could... More 

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Additional Information about Carew Tower

Address: Address: 441 Vine St., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 241 3888
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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