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“Great place for free entertainment”
Review of Fountain Square

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Ranked #10 of 182 things to do in Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great place for free entertainment”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Visitors to downtown Cincinnati should stop at Fountain Square. It's the city's hang-out spot. TIn summer you'll find free concerts at lunchtime and in the evening and a farmer's market one afternoon each week. There's an ice skating rink in winter. Year round there's a huge tv screen to watch local sports events. Plus, other special events throughout the year. Plenty of tables and chairs are scattered around for people watching and eating carry-out food. While on the square, get an ice cream cone from the local favorite, Graeter's (SW corner of the square).

Visited November 2013
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“Fountain Square ice skating and salsa”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Several fun things happen on Fountain Square through the year. In the summer, it's salsa with a live band on Thursdays. In the fall, Oktoberfest is a hugh event full of German music, dancing, and oodles of beer. At Christmas time, ice skating on the square.

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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“Great place to meet”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Park beneath the square and have access to over a dozen 4-5 star restaurants. The summer has the fountain flowing and the music and entertainment is non-stop. The winter brings a fantastic Christmas tree that's worth a stop.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A real piazza”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fountain Square is the heart of Cincinnati's downtown with the iconic fountain. Public parking underneath the square. The square is busy most hours. Many local celebrations/events are based there or include the square. Good eating around it. Well-patroled by police.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“The Heart of Downtown”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The fountain has been impressing visitors since Abraham Lincoln spoke in front of it during his presidential campaign. It's been moved several times over the years on the square, but it will always be the heart of downtown - it's where the Cincinnati Reds met with fans when they won the World Series and where residents of the tri-state gathered to celebrate the end of WWII. From ice-skating in the winter, to festivals and music popping up all year round, the square also boasts a Graeter's Ice Cream and Pastry Shop and several fine restaurants. Oh yeah - and the fountain itself - a gift from the French (go figure!) is very impressive as well!

Visited October 2013
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