Culture in Cincinnati, Ohio

This is relating to the culture of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Annual cultural events and fairs

* Scribble Jam
* Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati
* Cincinnati May Festival
* Cincinnati BockFest
* MidPoint Music Festival
* Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion
* Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks
* Cincinnati Celtic Festival
* Cincinnati Appalachian Festival
* Cincinnati SummerFair
* Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade and Game (MLB Official Opening Day)
* EdenSong Concert Series
* Goetta Fest
* Cincinnati Flower Show
* Taste of Cincinnati

Occasional or one-time cultural events and fairs

* Big Pig Gig
* Tall Stacks

Cultural and Entertainment Districts

* Cincinnati Main Street Arts and Entertainment District
* Fountain Square District
* Backstage District


* Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
* Newport Aquarium (across the Ohio River) []
* Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal [] houses the Cincinnati Children's Museum, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science, the OmniMax Cinema, and the Cincinnati History Museum in the classic Art-Deco Union Terminal, the largest half-dome on the planet Earth.
* Krohn Conservatory
* Mt. Airy Arboretum
* Lloyd Library and Museum, world-class collection covering medical botany, pharmacy, eclectic medicine, and horticulture.
* Spring Grove Cemetery
* Coney Island of Cincinnati
* Kings Island, in Mason, 20 miles northeast of Cincinnati
* Boomerang Bay Waterpark, in Mason, located inside Kings Island
* The Beach Waterpark, in Mason
* TPC at River's Bend, a golf club that hosts a Champions Tour event (men's senior golf)
* Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, an important tennis tournament held in Mason
* National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
* Taft Museum of Art
* American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum
* The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
* [ Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum]
* Cincinnati Art Museum
* Cincinnati Fire Museum []
* Cincinnati Observatory
* Contemporary Arts Center / Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
* Drake Planetarium
* National Signs of the Times Museum
* Cincinnati Gays Hall of Fame
* Cincinnati Friendship Park
* Creation Museum [] (Scheduled to open in Spring 2007)
* The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum


Cincinnati is also famous for its unique culinary delicacies. "Cincinnati Chili" is commonly served by several independent chains such as Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili, Empress Chili, Camp Washington Chili, and Dixie Chili. This chili is best appreciated not in a bowl, as one would with the chunkier, "Tex-Mex" chili, but rather, as a sauce to cover a plate of spaghetti, covered in shredded cheddar cheese (3-way), the latter with onions or beans (4-way) or with both (as a 5-way), all topped off with oyster crackers and to some, hot sauce. It can also be placed on top of a hot dog in a steamed bun with mustard and onions, and topped with cheddar cheese (a cheese coney).Graeter's ice cream is also famous, especially for its Black Raspberry Chip ice cream and "Buckeye Blitz". Oprah Winfrey is a fan of Graeter's and caused sales to skyrocket when she raved about the ice cream on her show.Montgomery Inn is a local barbecue restaurant that is internationally known for its signature sauce. Bob Hope would frequently have the restaurant's ribs flown to his home in California.LaRosa's pizza, another Greater Cincinnati tradition, is the most popular pizza restaurant in the area, despite stiff competition from National Brands such as Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Papa John's. United Dairy Farmers, a convenience store/gas station, also serves as a "malt shop", reminiscent of the 1950's, where one can still get a scoop of UDF or Homemade Brand Ice cream, a milkshake, or a malt, while filling your gas tank.

This doesn't mean that Cincinnati lacks fine dining - the city is known for the quantity and quality of its many gourmet restaurants. Until 2005, when the restaurant closed, the Maisonette carried the distinction of being Mobil Travel Guide's longest running five-star restaurant in the country. And the former Maisonette's chef de cuisine, Jean-Robert de Cavel, has opened four new restaurants in the area since 2001. Jean-Ro's at Pigall's serves contemporary French cuisine, everyday authentic French bistro cooking is served up at Bistro Jean-Ro, French-Vietnamese fare at Pho-Paris, and delectable breakfasts and gourmet French pastry tarts at Greenup Cafe. Cincinnati's German heritage is also evidenced by the many eateries that specialize in schnitzels and hearty Bavarian cooking.

* [ Aglamesis Bros. Ice Cream Parlor]
* Cincinnati chili
** Skyline Chili
** Gold Star Chili []
** Price Hill Chili
** Dixie Chili
** Camp Washington Chili
** Pleasant Ridge Chili
** Blue Ash Chili
** Empress Chili
** Chili Time
* Goetta
* Graeter's Ice Cream
* Findlay Market
* Frisch's
* Izzy's []
* Jeff Ruby Steakhouses []
* J.T.M.
* LaRosa's Pizza
* Montgomery Inn []
* Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati, second largest oktoberfest in the world, behind Munich's Oktoberfest
* United Dairy Farmers
* Penn Station
* Houston Inn


* Miller Gallery
* Pendleton Art Center
* Weston Art Gallery
* The Design Consortium Gallery
* M Cubed An Ultra Modern Gallery
* Semantics Gallery
* Carl Solway Gallery
* Syn Gallery
* Visual History Gallery
* Cincinnati Art Galleries

Historical structures and museums

* Cincinnati Ballet
* Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the fifth-oldest orchestra in the United States
* University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
* Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum
* Greater Cincinnati Science Education Center
* Harriet Beecher Stowe House
* Heritage Village Museum
* John Hauck House
* William Howard Taft National Historic Site
* Findlay Market

Parks and outdoor attractions

* Mt. Adams
* Clifton
* Mount Echo, which provides one of the most excellent views of Downtown Cincinnati from its West Side Price Hill location, is one of the most famous parks in the city.
* Eden Park, Cincinnati, located in Mt. Adams, hosts the Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, and Playhouse in the Park. It has beautiful water systems through out the park.
* Fountain Square, Cincinnati is one of the major attractions for tourists, famous for the Tyler Davidson Fountain.
* Sawyer Point, Located along the shore of the Ohio River just south of downtown Cincinnati, this mile-long linear park features many different spaces serving all segments of the region's population. []
* Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park, located along Cincinnati's downtown eastern riverfront area was opened to the public on May 17, 2003. The park is named in honor of Cincinnati's first African American mayor Theodore M. Berry whom served as Cincinnati's mayor from Dec. 1972 - Nov. 1975. []
* Cincinnati Riverfront Park is a proposed park being planned, part of The Banks project [] .
* Other parks within the city include: Alms Park, Ault Park, Inwood Park, Avon Woods, Kennedy Heights Park, Bellevue Hill Park, LaBoiteaux Woods, Bettman Center, Little Duck Creek, Brodbeck Preserve, Lytle Park, Burnet Woods, Magrish Preserve, Buttercup Valley & Parkers Woods, McEvoy Park, Caldwell Park, Miles Edwards Park, California Woods, Mt. Airy Forest, Drake Park, Mt. Storm Park, Fairview Park, Owl's Nest Park, Fernbank Park, Rapid Run Park, Fleishmann Gardens, Seymour Preserve, French Park, Stanbery Park, Glenway Woods, Washington Park, and Hauck Gardens.
* For more parks within Cincinnati's Hamilton County, see: [ Hamilton County Park District]

Music Venues

*Madison Theater, Covington, Kentucky
*Riverbend Music Center
*Rohs Street Cafe
*Southgate House, Newport, Kentucky
*Taft Theater
*Timberwolf Amphitheater, Kings Island. Ohio
*20th Century Theater
*US Bank Arena
*Whiskey Dicks


For a city of its size, Cincinnati boasts a vibrant community of theater artists, educators, and producers. Audiences can attend professional, semi-professional, community, and educational theater opportunities year-round in the Cincinnati tri-state area. Many theatres within the region are members of the League of Cincinnati Theatres. In addition to theater experiences offered through most high schools, many of which are critiqued by local students through the Cappie Awards program, Cincinnati offers a number of college-level theater/performing arts training and performing opportunities.


* Cornhole (game), which originated in Cincinnati's West Side
* The fictional town of Monticello, the setting of the longrunning soap opera "The Edge of Night" was said to be based on Cincinnati. [] . A shot of the Cincinnati skyline was featured in the opening credits.
* Cincinnati is the hometown of Tiffany Haas who was crowned Miss Ohio for 2002 and represented Ohio in the Miss America contest. She previously held the title of "Miss Heart of it All".
* Cincinnati is the hometown of Cheya Watkins who was crowned Miss Ohio for 1998 and represented Ohio in the Miss America contest. She previously held the title of "Miss Southeastern Ohio". She was also named Miss Ohio USA in 2000 and represented Ohio in the Miss USA contest.

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