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“top of the world cincy style” 5 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 #17 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“top of the world cincy style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a beautiful old building and it is a quick ride up to the top and a few steps later and you are on top of Cincinnati. Looking out over the Ohio River Valley you can see everything from the hills of Kentucky to the Seven Hills of Cincinnati. A wonderful way to spend the day exploring downtown Cincy and the price is right, at only $2 per person. Beautiful views of every side of the city.

Visited May 2012
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New York
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“What a View!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

For $2 this is a can't miss. Old building, great architecture, bit of an adventure to ride two elevators and climb the last bit to the top and emerge outside. Amazing views of the river, ballparks, Great American Insurance building.

Visited March 2013
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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“"2nd" tallest building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The old tiny elevator up the last couple of flights is so nostalgic. If the elevator frightens you there is always the stairs! You get the best view of the city.

Visited June 2012
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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“Must See When Downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The 49th floor of Carew Tower offers an unobstructed 360 degree view of Cincinnati for only $2. Well worth the price of admission, especially on a clear day. Great for pictures, especially panoramics.

Visited March 2013
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“Totally wasted space”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I moved to Cincinnati 20 years ago. At the time, Carew Tower was full of high end stores and a lot of people. I don't know if poor management, the riots of 2001, building in the suburbs got in the way, but the place just went down hill from there. All the good shops left, all the food court restaurants left, it turned into a ghost town where unsavory folks would hang out. It's a gorgeous building, linked to the Netherland Plaza, right in the center of town. You would think they could rectify this situation. There are plenty of shoppers downtown every day, especially now that the dining scene is taking off.

Visited March 2013
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