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Museums in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio, was settled in 1788, the city is located on the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers, near the state line with Kentucky. In the nineteenth century, Cincinnati was an American boomtown in the middle of the country. Throughout much of the 19th century, it was listed among the top 10 U.S. cities by population, surpassed only by New Orleans and the older, established settlements of the United States eastern seaboard.

Cincinnati was the first city founded after the American Revolution and received a significant number of German immigrants, who founded many of the city’s cultural institutions. By the end of the 19th century, with the shift from steamboats to railroads, trade patterns had altered, and Cincinnati’s growth slowed. The city was surpassed in population by other inland cities, particularly Chicago and St. Louis.

Today, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a museum complex operating out of the Cincinnati Union Terminal. In addition to the Museum Center, Cincinnati has a range of fascinating museums.

Museums in Cincinnati

  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
  • Cincinnati History Museum
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Taft Museum of Art
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Cincinnati Fire Museum
  • Duke Energy Children’s Museum
  • American Sign Museum
  • Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House


  • City:                            Cincinnati
  • Country:                     United States
  • State:                          Ohio
  • Settled:                       1788
  • Demonym:                  Cincinnatian
  • Population:                 2.1 million – Metro

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