The Queen City
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Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, nestled inbetween the rolling hills of Kentucky and the beautiful Lake Eerie, is nicknamed “The Queen City.” Cincinnati has seven hills, similar to a queen’s seven tips on her crown. Cincinnati is in the southwestern part of Ohio. Its name originates from General Arthur St. Clair who named the city after the Roman soldier Lucius Cincinnatus. A popular nickname used for Cincinnati is “The Nati.” Cincinnati is home to many famous people, sports, food, businesses, and their German Catholic tradition. As Charles Dickens wrote, “Cincinnati is a beautiful city; cheerful, thriving, and animated. I have not often seen a place that commends itself so favorably and pleasantly to a stranger at first glance as this does.” Read on to find upcoming events for you and your family in April, May and June.
April Looking for the perfect date or girls night out? Springtime brings exciting and new theater shows to Cincinnati. All shows run the entire month and are located in the downtown area.
Theater The Aronoff Center and Playhouse in the Park are the two most popular theater venues in Cincinnati. Both are located downtown and host several shows year-round. Shows that will be in April are the following: Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy $19-$55 Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall Last Train to Nibroc $47-$57 Playhouse in the Park, Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre The Foreigner $27-$55 Playhouse in the Park, Robert S. Marx Theatre
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May Marathons May 3, 2009 marks the famous Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. A celebrated tradition around town, the marathon raises money for over thiry charities. The marathon gets its name from the 1800s when Cincinnati was known as “Porkopolis” for all their slaughter houses.
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Flying pig statues can be found all around the city and on top of the bridges over the Ohio River. Runner’s World Magazine has named The Flying Pig Marathon the “best named” marathon in the country.
Sports From football to baseball, Cincinnati has it all. Cincinnati’s baseball team is the Reds which were the first professional baseball team and were called the Red Stockings. The Great American Ball Park sells some of the best hot dogs and cold beer in town. Check out the beautiful stadium with a riverfront view.
Cincinnati Reds baseball games are almost every weekend and cost as low as $5 a person.
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June Parks Enjoy a sunny day at Sawyer Point and walk along the Serpentine Wall. The Serpentine Wall is located along the riverbanks and is favorited by picnics and watching summer fireworks. Sawyer Point is the most popular park in Cincinnati. The P&G Pavillion offers free concerts from well-known performers such as Duran Duran and The Village People. Admission to the park is free and is open daily from 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
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The Cincinnati Museum, Union Terminal, is one of the most recognizable building in Cincinnati. Built in 1933, Union Terminal was the cityâ€™s train station. The building was modeled after the Crosley radio which was invented by Powell Crosley, who lived in Cincinnati. Exhibits and an Omnimax Theater are the features of the Cincinnati Museum. Operation hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Tickets prices range from $12 for adults and $8 for children. CONTACT: Maria Prysock 225 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45240 www.thequeencity.com 513.598.0034
Published on Apr 29, 2009