Whether you’re enjoying a walk along the city’s riverfront, visiting the nation’s fifth oldest zoo, or catching a Broadway show downtown,
there is always more to explore and experience at one of Cincinnati’s many cultural attractions. Below is just a sampling of what the city has to offer.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden houses over 500 animals and 3000 plant species. Known for their conservation efforts and innovative birthing programs notably for the locally-famous premature hippopotamus, Fiona, this destination was named the top zoo in North America by USA Today in 2019.
8.8 miles from Medpace
Kings Island, home to both the longest wooden roller coaster and longest inverted roller coaster in the world, is Cincinnati’s top destination for adrenaline junkies. In 2017, Kings Island was the second most visited seasonal amusement park in the United States, with an estimated 3.47 million visitors and will open one of the world’s seven giga coasters, named Orion, this summer.
15.4 miles from Medpace
Coney Island and Riverbend Music Center
Built in 1925, Coney Island is home to the world’s largest recirculating pool and a waterpark that has grown over the years with the city. Also located at Coney Island is the Riverbend Music Center, an outdoor amphitheater along the banks of the Ohio River. This music theater hosts a wide range of musical artists every summer, from Jimmy Buffett and Luke Bryan to Maroon 5 and Ozzy Osbourne.
9.6 miles from Medpace
Directly across the river from Cincinnati, the Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world, including “Scooter” and “Sweet Pea,” two of the few shark rays in captivity.
10.8 miles from Medpace
American Sign Museum
The American Sign Museum promotes sign preservation and restoration by displaying nearly 100 years of signage. The collection honors an often overlooked part of our culture that hides in plain sight as part of our daily lives.
10.5 miles from Medpace
Craft beer in Cincinnati is a tradition that dates back over 200 years. The city celebrates its German roots every fall with the second largest Oktoberfest in the world. With over 60 breweries in the region, Cincinnati was named the number one city in America for beer drinkers in 2019 in a new report from Smart Asset.