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Address: 5th and Vine Sts, 5th and Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: +1 513-621-4400
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The Heart of Downtown Cincinnati

Fountain Square always has an event going on and with restaurants nearby, it convenient to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the event right by the beautiful fountain!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kara A
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fountain Square always has an event going on and with restaurants nearby, it convenient to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the event right by the beautiful fountain!

Thank Kara A
Greensburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit in the winter. We ice skated for 10 each. The German market was kinda light, wasn't interested in most crafts. The fireworks and seeing Santa repelling down the buildings was cool, never thought I'd see that!

Thank Sadde10
Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty square, really liked the color changes on the fountain and adjacent building and the ice skating rink was up and being used well into the evening. We had a view of the square from our hotel room and enjoyed watching the ice skaters and color changes all evening.

Thank buckeyewin
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So they know,the first its not,the previous was elongated with not a "Dubois Tower" in its midst.Iit was similar with the Tyler Davidson Fountain,and was called "The Esplanade" frequently visited for its Christmas trees. As we got older, it reveled in restaurant growth of all kinds,fast food to sit in dining on several corners since we are surrounded by hotels... More 

Thank Raymond D
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we walked down and got graters ice cream cone and sat at the fountain. good place to relax and chat or read.

Thank Rick B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The square is still beautiful in spite of the big movie screen and skating rink. (I realize a lot of people enjoy the movies and the skating.) The fountain is still beautiful. There's a little less room to congregate due to the skating rink, but it's still a pleasant experience. There are quite a few restaurants nearby. I almost always... More 

Thank Terry B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit , when we were there the ice skating ring was open but loads of bars and places to eat. Take the load off and watch the world go by.

Thank Peter G
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NYC has Central Park, London has Hyde Park, and Cincy has Fountain Square. The nerve center of the city. Big TV screens on adjacent buildings, the hustle and bustle of nearby streets converging, buskers playing music, vendors selling stuff, workers chatting on break, and tourists snapping shots are all things you'll encounter. Peel back the commotion and enjoy the history... More 

Thank lenixadvisor
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shop, eat, relax. You can do it all at Fountain Square. Tree lighting @ Thanksgiving, ice skating at Christmas, festivals and sports on big screen, activities throughout the year. Try staying in Northern Ky (right across the river) and take the Trolly for $1.00 for another fun experience.

Thank Jackie K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fountain Square is iconic in downtown Cincinnati. You will see the fountain in full stream in three seasons, no winter, and there is always entertainment from live bands and DJs, art shows, farmer's market, Bengals tailgating and support of the Red's it's a must visit in Cincinnati.

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