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The Queen City Underground Tour

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Address: 1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 41042
Phone Number: +1 859-951-8560
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Queen City Underground Tour starts at 1332 Vine St. Enjoy a stroll through...

Queen City Underground Tour starts at 1332 Vine St. Enjoy a stroll through the Gateway District, home to America's largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings that were home to over 130 saloons, bars and beer gardens, and theaters that hosted iconic entertainers Charlie Chaplin and Wild Bill Hickok. Descend below the city streets to a hidden burial vault and explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage. Approximate tour time 90 minutes

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Both Underground and Above Ground

This tour is over 50% outside, so dress appropriately. They give a nice history, architectural and beer tour. The underground part is in a church and again under a building that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
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527 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour is over 50% outside, so dress appropriately. They give a nice history, architectural and beer tour. The underground part is in a church and again under a building that housed a brewery back in the day. You have to be in good shape to get down about 40 feet of very tight stairs. It is best to park... More 

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Waynesville, Ohio
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour! John was awesome and very knowledgeable! It was fun to see and hear the history of the city. Over the Rhine used to be a very unsafe area, but it is coming back! Definitely recommend!

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Thank volleygirlamy
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

As a Cincinnati/Northern KY native, I have been wanting to take this tour since I have heard nothing but positive comments and quite frankly wanted to learn more about my hometown. This tour did not disappoint! John, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable, personable and lived in the neighborhood we toured! This tour is a non-strenuous walk through "Over the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Excellent tour with knowledgeable and engaging guides. Our guide really cared about the development of the Over the Rhine neighborhood and it came through during the tour. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about the history of OTR.

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Our tour guides were Johna and Chelsea. Both were very knowledgeable and highly entertaining. Perfect way to learn about the city and its rich hisotry. At the end of the tour, we were so pleased that we immediately purchased tix for the Newport Gangster tour.

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3 Thank Cathy S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I took the Ultimate tour with a group of out of town friends.... we wanted something to do that represented Cincinnati, and that could give us a break from our hangovers. Craig was our tour guide, he was very professional, funny and full of facts about anything you wanted to know...seriously that guy is a walking encyclopedia for the city.... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

John and Patrick our guides made Cincinnati history come alive. They were riveting in their descriptions of Cincinnati's past from Annie Oakley to the Prohibition era. This is a must activity for anyone visiting Cincinnati. We can't wait until we do their other tours! PS Tour ends in a craft brewery: Moerleins - excellent beer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The tour was phenomenal. We were visiting from out of state and I knew very little about the city of Cincinnati. What an amazing city and history!! After this tour, Cincinnati became one of my favorite cities I have ever visited. Our tour guide, Craig, really made the tour. Everything from his outfit to how knowledgeable and entertaining he was... More 

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Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I'm sure many visitors to Cincinnati (and indeed native Cincinnatians) have always wanted to get some first hand experience of Over the Rhine and not known the best way to go about this. Well, this is it! I began the tour thinking I knew something about the early history of Cincinnati and the influence that German immigrants had brought with... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

First the tour guide (Joe/John,) I think, sorry. He was great and he so looked the part with his suspenders & cap. I felt like he really knew what he was talking about. Loved learning all the history in OTR and how things have really come around. Not sure how I felt about two girls walking back from the Moerlien... More 

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