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5th and Vine Sts, 5th and Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is right across the street from our hotel, The Westin. The two nights we were there it was busy. Clean, but had tables with chairs for seating and one night there was some sort of concert, the other night was just a local...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw Fountain Square from my room in The Westin. There was a lot going on Friday and Saturday nights. I was impressed that the band stopped playing at 11 pm on Saturday because the music sounded great but would have kept me up had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the weekend with the wife in Cincinnati and had a blast. There is something for everyone on the perimeter of Fountain Square. From museums to fine dining to shopping and hotels all within walking distance from the square. Nice to not need the car...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

I attended a free White Party. Everyone dressed in white, dancing, laughing, taking pictures, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, great live music, food vendors, secure and safe for all. Can't wait till the next one!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Water water everywhere! One of the most dynamic and interesting statues (sculptures) anywhere. A place for photos and deep reflection and free to walk up to.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

I stayed across the street at the Westin. It was never crazy busy, but people did stop and enjoy the space. It's an early April visit, so it's not really warm, but its in the 50s. There are tables and I imagine it's heavily used...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

Good but sadly we came upon Fountain Square after a movie or commercial shoot and the whole square was a shambles of scaffolding & equipment ! But it did't detract from the great art deco style Fountain itself, pretty impressive and would of enjoyed if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Was able to stand across the street from Fountain Square for the Parade. Lots of People and and Great Atmosphere in this area..

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

I grew up looking at Fountain Square...it has always been there and is a great statue and fountain in the heart of downtown Cincinnati...it was reworked a while back and is now shining forth as a beacon of the Cincinnati area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank moondoggietwo
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is the Heart and Soul of Cincinnati. An historic grand fountain, large public space and the excitement of a vital downtown. You can catch the Connector and take a trolley ride all around downtown, Over the Rhine, the Riverfront area - all for one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 18, 2016|
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Response from Beauregard70 |
The chess pieces are at Smale Park on the riverfront.
December 18, 2015|
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Response from Horse_Attack | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the German market that you are reference is 'Findlay Market' which is on the northwest side of downtown. I think that it is only open during daytime hours. It is better and livelier during warmer months
July 19, 2015|
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Response from Javertsbarricade | Reviewed this property |
No, just November through February (I think).