The Cincinnati Art Museum is not to be missed if you're planning a trip to the area, or even if you live in the surrounding area and have never been. It is a beautiful building with marble floors on the main floor, a stunning double staircase rotunda at the center, and many different rooms to explore on the two levels. Families may wish to spend only 1-2 hours here, but if your group is really into art, plan to spend at least 2-3 hours. The traveling exhibits at the museum are high-quality, featuring works by such renowned artists as Monet, DuChamps, Dali, and John Everett Millais (of the Pre-Raphalite Brotherhood)--just to name a few! I especially enjoyed the recent exhibit of pieces from the museum's archives, which have not been seen by visitors for some time. What's more, there is now no entrance fee for the museum or even to the special exhibits, thanks to a very generous donor. It's only $4 to park, and you can have your parking validated if you eat the café. The café features upscale lunch fare and I also highly recommend it. (Although beware that it is a bit pricey for lunch food, but well worth it for the quality.) Before or after your visit, be sure to check out the surrounding Eden Park and consider a stop at the nearby Krohn Conservatory.