You can find plenty of places to visit and things to see in Cincinnati, either for free or with a senior discount. The following is a list of 10 places to visit to get you started.
You can purchase senior general admission tickets or packages to experience everything from exotic animals to an express train ride to a 4-D movie theater experience. This zoo is the second oldest in the country and houses more than 580 animal species and thousands of plant species.
Walk through the luscious 733-acre garden and horticultural educational facility with collections of indigenous woody plants, Midwest natives, and non-indigenous species. You can go through a self-guided tour or attend a public tour on the first Wednesday and last Sunday of each month.
Discover Da Vinci, an Egyptian Mummy, and dinosaurs in this multiple museum complex inside Union Terminal, including the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, and more.
Tour the halls of the art museum for free while viewing and contemplating over 65,000 works of art. If you would prefer a public tour, the group meets in the front lobby and the tour is always free. The $4 parking fee can be waived with a minimum purchase from the café or gift shop.
The park’s views of the river can be seen while sitting on the riverbank or lounging on one of the terraces. You can enjoy a butterfly show as well as a walk through the urban forest. Prepare to take in the river life and community as the park regularly hosts various festivals and musical guests.
The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful plants make Krohn Conservatory a wonderful place to visit. The facility hosts special exhibits and programs throughout the year, but the Palm, Tropical, Desert, and Orchid houses are open year-round.
History buffs and sign collectors will enjoy this specialty museum. You can take a tour and relive bygone American eras through restaurant, drugstore, and store signs. The museum also features a working neon shop
Considered one of the most beautiful churches in the world, the architecture is Gothic Revival and breathtaking. You can tour the church for free and view the 82 hand-poured stained glass windows and the Italian mosaic Stations of the Cross.
You can get a closer view of seahorses, touch the live sharks, meet the penguins, and interact with more animals at this aquarium. When you are done in the Shark Tunnel, plan on having lunch at Sharky’s Café.
The center features the history of slavery and the heroes that challenged inequality, while bringing to light the awareness of current human trafficking issues. You can view short clips and exhibits on your own or take a guided tour from slavery to freedom.
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