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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
+1 513-333-7500
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The centre is beautiful, clean and quiet, and everyone is lovely. I found the galleries very interesting, but very text-heavy, and many of the interactive exhibits and videos were broken. I did expect a little more for the admission of $15. However, a worthwhile place...More

Thank CurrerE
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the most incredible museum that teaches history while remaining contemporary on issues of slavery of all kinds and refugees and social justice. It is heartening to see groups of kids and adults visiting this gem. The architecture is amazing, too, and the eternal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot from this visit. The exhibits are interesting and different - relevant for today not just about history. The VR experience was a very cool way to learn about Rosa Parks and experience history from a new perspective.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does a great job of sharing history and present day forms of slavery. However many of the interactive displays/exhibits need repair/replacement. It's a shame to have such a wonderful educational resource in such poor condition. I understand having a few items out of order but...More

3  Thank Tina D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only planned about 90 minutes for this adventure and that wasn't enough! The 'modern slavery' exhibit was a little too intense for our 8-year old but everything else was just fine. The history of slavery exhibit that takes up most of the 3rd floor...More

3  Thank jfranco77
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was awesome. There was a variety of ways to learn about the Underground Railroad including exhibits as well as movies that really illustrated what it was like. The exhibit about slavery today was our favorite part and also the hardest. It was so...More

Thank Regina B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking to fill some empty hours near to the hotel. The recommendation was for this museum. I came here. My mood entering was feeling defeated by the political mood and the future of our country. I wandered and read. What I learned was...More

1  Thank Grammygr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum captures the experience of enslavement so poignantly, making it clear why the Underground Railroad was such an important thing. It has everything from an actual slave pen that will make you cry to beautiful fabric art, and you learn so much about how...More

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is absolutely nothing more important to me then diverse city, and people learning about the plight of the story of others. I love this museum because it allows individuals to learn about something Ziri horrifying but also very important about our countries history. One...More

2  Thank Clayton A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were lucky enough to spend a few hours at the museum between other appointments. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend there, I would certainly budget 4-5 hours to truly take in everything the museum offers....More

1  Thank Clay A
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TTTworldtraveler
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Dianne E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely! They are all in the same proximity.
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amydanino
June 1, 2017|
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Response from FlaBikerBob | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely! There are numerous videos in addition to the displays.
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bratlyn98
April 2, 2017|
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Response from harley0215 | Reviewed this property |
A minimum of 3 hours, more time would be better. There is so much to see and read about, I highly recommend it.
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