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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 333 7500
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...

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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A must see

Every American should see this exhibit. The history of our nation is very well displayed and explained. Allow at least a half day and read all that you can - soak it in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every American should see this exhibit. The history of our nation is very well displayed and explained. Allow at least a half day and read all that you can - soak it in.

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Thank Denise H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with this visit.This was a very instructional place and really gave you piece of history. My kids loved it and this is very nice place to go with family and friends I would recommend this to anyone that like attractions not expensive trip.

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Thank Ladorn W
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the Freedom Center. My girlfriend and I went there for my birthday because we both love history, and it was an amazing day! We got to see the Emancipation Proclamation and all their exhibits. The modern-day slavery exhibit was particularly interesting as well as their exhibit on modern-day black-on-black crime and gun violence.

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Thank Clayton A
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having grown up in Ohio, I thought I knew a lot about the freedom trail that came right through Cincinnati but I learn new things every time i visit the Freedom Center. It's a somber place but it's certainly great to bring kids to educate them on our national history. It's amazing to see how these things happened so close... More 

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Thank Wendy C
Bradenton, Florida
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94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hope that the museum has added some sort of cell phone app or other way of getting information across instead of just reading. That is the ONLY thing I didn't like. The museum was very much worth going but we didn't have enough time to do the whole museum in the several hours we gave it because there is... More 

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Thank Erin C
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is beautiful with amazing views. The staff was friendly and recommended we start from the 3rd floor and work our way down. The exhibits were powerful and educational. It's also very interactive which makes it more fun.

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Thank Antoinette H
Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You're better off saving up your money and going to New Orleans, seeing what's there and taking a tour of the Whitney Plantation outside the city. There are actually real things to see and do in the Crescent City versus the Queen City. Okay, so you're in Cincinnati, just save the $15 or $10.50 for children who will be begging... More 

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Thank CperiodLperiod
Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and well done.Spent several hours and learned a lot of history about slavery.The adults and children can learn about the past in a fun way.the last area seemed a little political with Obama and guns so I just skipped it.I would recommend a visit here for all.

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Thank John B
Findlay, Ohio
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is one of the best museums we have ever visited. It was presented so wonderfully that especially in the theater events you were pulled right into the stories..emotions and all. There is a patio on the 3rd floor that you can walk out on that offers beautiful views of the city. Definitely plan on at least 2 hours or... More 

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Thank MJ S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived near closing so only had approximately two hours. However this museum is a definite must see on a return trip to Cincinnati. My daughter was quite interested in reading info at each and every exhibit as well as watching the films. Again, not enough time. But the Freedom Center is a must see.

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