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“Contemplative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 333 7500
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Ranked #16 of 90 Attractions in Cincinnati
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.
Washington, DC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Contemplative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a fantastic attraction just a few steps from the main Cincinnati strip. The building is vast and beautifully built. The attractions and special events were diverse and yet maintained a common thread that was factual, but not maudlin. Extremely educational and interactive. I learned SO much! I would return for a visit the next time I'm in the city.

Visited August 2012
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Middletown, Ohio
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“Nostalgia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

It is an important part of our history that some of the good people in this area helped the slaves escape their hideous plight. Instead of showing the minorities how we helped in the past what say we help the ones who need help now?

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Terrific exhibtis. They do a good job of telling the story. Most museums are just aritifacts and pictures, but they have audio and other sensory exhibits so you are immersed. Items are around you and not just behind a glass.

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Detroit, Michigan
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“A Bit Sobering But Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This museum is wonderful. First, it is in the perfect location--right across the Ohio River in Cincinnati which is where many slaves crossed over into freedom. Second, it is reasonably priced ($12) and provides an ipod for an audio and visual walk along exhibit. The exhibits are all well done. Third, it is not so much about the underground railroad, but also about the perseverance, courage, and cooperation with others that it took to make this endeavor a success. It has a real universal theme quality. If you own an iphone, you may want to download the app from the website and use it to follow along. It does take some time to see. I would recommend arriving close to the time when it opens. We arrived at 11:30 and didn't see everything when we decided to leave after 3:00 pm. We plan on returning. We stayed at the Hilton Netherland Plaza which is a close walk (4-5 blocks) away.

Visited November 2012
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“Give it a lot of time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I went by myself and had a little over 1 1/2 hours. It wasn't enough. Especially if you tried to use the free audio tour and saw the different videos(which I really liked). Good background of slavery and the history of it.

Visited November 2012
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