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Carew Tower

Address: 441 Vine St., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 241 3888
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Ranked #17 of 65 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
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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Carol Stream, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The views from the tower are well worth the trip to the observation area. The $2 fee is minimal and you can stay up on top until you are ready to leave. A 360 degree view of the city of Cincinnati and beyond

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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The absolute best way to get a bird's eye view of the city. It is easy to get to and you just can't beat the value. If you like your attractions cheap and easy to get to this is a great stop while "doing" Cincinnati.

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When I called in the morning, the attendant tried to discourage me from visiting. Inspite of this, my daughter and I made the trek to the top floor see Cincinnati from the observation deck. The attendant of the observation deck was extremely rude. Additionally she was closing earlier than her sign stated and refused to allow us to go on... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is not hard to find. You can ask the security guard at the desk on the ground floor and he will give you detailed directions and there are signs everywhere. Once you get up top the view is amazing. 2$ for adults 1$ kids. The place you pay is small and the attendant was older but she was... More 

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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Well worth our visit on the 49th floor. The observation deck is outdoors. Reasonable parking is right across the street.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We enjoy visiting historic buildings and this one is a beauty on the outside. In the lobby inside, it looks a bit tired and dirty. Not much in the way of directions to an observation deck, or info if one does or doesn't exist. We went up an elevator to a high floor for a view and looked out a... More 

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Mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had the chance to take the trip to the top at dusk which was perfect timing. Really great views of the city as the sun set. It's a $2 fee so you can't go wrong. You can spend as much time as you want taking in the view.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Something that you must do when visiting Cincinnati. Wonderful place to take pictures. Very cheap. You will find a lot of people from different Countries.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

When I was planning our visit to Cincinnati, this place was termed a "hidden gen" and it truly is. It is not clearly marked, no big signs or anything but we did find it with no trouble, because we had the address. Went up the elevator to the 45th floor and from there took another elevator to the 48th floor.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Other reviewers have said it all: the elevators, the stairs, the woman at the top. And the VIEW! This was indeed a good test of my camera's panorama feature. When you're there, consider eating at Hathaway's on the ground floor. Get the GLT (grilled goetta, lettuce and tomato) sandwich.

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