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Fountain Square

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Address: 5th and Vine Sts, 5th and Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 621 4400
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Second Best Oktoberfest in Ohio

Always the third weekend in September. There is always plenty of choices for food, beer and wine. They usually have several vendors with freebies and car dealerships showcasing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sheri O
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Englewood, Ohio
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Englewood, Ohio
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always the third weekend in September. There is always plenty of choices for food, beer and wine. They usually have several vendors with freebies and car dealerships showcasing cars. Lots of fun!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Fountain Square several times and always enjoy going there for a quick bite to eat or for entertainment that is often found in the park. There are several spots for food, a brewery and Graeters Ice Cream!

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Dayton, Ohio
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried to enjoy a beautiful afternoon at Fountain Square but were constantly accosted by panhandlers. We decided to leave to avoid further harassment.

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a pretty fountain. The park is ok. If you are in the area, check it out. However, I would not go out of my way to see it.

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Oxford, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is always something cool going on on Fountain Square - the unofficial center of downtown Cincinnati. We've watched the opening day parade and the Red's game following on the jumbotron, been to the world's second largest Oktoberfest, and seem some of our favorite bands in concert on the FS. There is an abundance of dining immediately around the square... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasant view. City goers and out of towners can gather here, watch the game on a big screen, listen to music, have a clear view of the fountain, and are surrounded by eateries within walking distance. Very nice atmosphere.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Fountain is the iconic symbol of Cincinnati located in the hub of the downtown area. Surrounded by office buildings and hotels, the Square is a great place to “people watch” during the noon hour as workers take their lunch break. Throughout the year, there is always something going on at the Square.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Westin across the street. There was something going on each day and night there. They do up the activities right at the Fountain.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fountain Square is the heart of downtown Cincinnati. People come here to eat lunch every day, or to participate in community events like salsa dancing, concerts, and other performances. The fountain was moved from the edge of the square to the center to better act as its focal point. Its bronze sculptures are beautiful. Come see!

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place....I visited this park on Sunday day and there were a lot families watching Red's Play....but there were a lot homeless... I felt a little insecure.

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