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“Fun!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine St., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 241 3888
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Ranked #18 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cincinnati
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

This was a fun thing to do in downtown Cincinnati. It is a good thing for visitors to do. It is one of the things I take people to when they come visit. It is just a tall building with an outdoor area at the top for you to look over the city. But that is fun and kids like it. If you are visiting the city be sure to go to Fountain Square and also hit Greater's Ice Cream and either Gold Star or Skyline Chili.

Visited April 2011
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ny, ny
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Very nice and cheap way to spend an hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

In town for a few hours for a Reds game... No wait for elevators... Only $2... great views of city, river, and stadiums, observation deck all outside... Absolutely no reason not to go and good reasons to go.

Next to Fountain Square for pre or post game activities. Can park in FS, walk around, head to game and then walk back after... save half on parking this way and makes sense if you plan to go out after game as you'll probably be back in FS anyway.

Visited April 2011
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“What a fantastic view of the Tri-State area!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

We were amazed at the incredible view on the Carew Tower. My grandfather worked on the Carew Tower hanging from the sides in mere scaffolding in the 50's which made it even more amazing for me!! The cost is very reasonable ... only $2 for adults and $1 for kids. You take the elevator to the 45th floor and then you can climb the stairs to the 50th or take the small observation elevator. My only advise would be to bring a jacket.... it is very windy up there!!

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Tulsa, OK
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Cheap--great view of the entire city and the Ohio River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

An elevator takes you all the way to the 48th floor and you have to walk up one flight, then pay $2 to get to the observation deck. Plenty of space to walk all the way around the entire building to see the view in every direction. You can see the sports stadiums, the Ohio River and all of the downtown buildings. You can see whatever is going on in Fountain Square directly below. It's fun to watch the barges get pushed up and down the river. You can see all of the bridges (the "Big Mac", the "purple people" and all the rest). This is a great way to spend $2. There are no signs--you have to know about this attraction and how to get there. It is catty-corner from Fountain Square and you have to go through a little entrance to see the building name. We had to ask a maintenance worker on the square in order to find it. Well worth the effort!

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Usakos, Namibia
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“Worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

To get to the top you go up two elevators and then a stairway. Which is kinda fun actually. The observation area is open air and you really get a great feel for the area. Considering the price of many observation decks, the two bucks price for this one is definitely worth it.

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