This hotel-museum hybrid in the heart of downtown is a historical restoration to preserve the building’s original Neo-Classical Revival style of 1912. In addition to its 156 guest rooms, 21c welcomes the public to its free contemporary art gallery, which is open day and night, and downtown’s only rooftop bar.
American Sign Museum
One of the nation’s most unique and quirky museums, the American Sign Museum expanded into an upgraded residence in Summer 2012. This massive collection of vintage and neon signage (think drug stores, restaurants and ice cream parlors) gives glimpses into yesteryear charm.
Featuring 450 million years of Northern Kentucky history and culture as viewed through the lens of transportation - Rivers, Roads, Rails & Runways, visitors enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and activities in a newly expanded and renovated 20,000 sq ft facility. BCM is also home to definitive collections of artwork by Mary Bruce Sharon, Harlan Hubbard and Wolfgang Ritschel and presents a broad range of ongoing creative, innovative and fascinating exhibits and educational programs for all ages.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Free Admission Every Day! Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum’s rich, encyclopedic collection of more than 60,000 objects, spanning 6,000 years of world art. Ranked 'Top Art Museum for Families' by Parenting magazine, the museum offers public tours and educational activities for all ages.
Contemporary Arts Center
The CAC is a museum that showcases "art of the last five minutes" in a building that has gained international acclaim for its extraordinary architecture. Nestled in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, the CAC has served as a beacon for progressive thought in the community for more than 65 years.
At this five-year-old creationism museum, the “Verbum Domini” (“the word of the Lord”) exhibit showcases more than two dozen rare Bible manuscripts and artifacts from the Green Collection, and pays tribute to the efforts of Bible scholars who lost their lives. Plus starting mid-June, the Creation Museum will be home to the biggest zip line and sky bridge course in the Midwest!
Taft Museum of Art
Known as one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in about 1820, the Taft is home to nearly 700 works of art, including European and American master paintings; Chinese porcelains; and European decorative arts.
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