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Neighboring tourist attractions include Carew Tower, offering tourists a panoramic view of the city from the 49th floor observation deck, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, the Cincinnati Zoo, and Botanical Garden, which blooms with Tulip Mania every April with one of the largest tulips displays in the Midwest, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Thrill seekers can enjoy a variety of local adventures, including sky diving, helicopter rides, and live thoroughbred racing Thursdays through Saturdays (winter hours) at Turfway Park. Wine lovers can visit Elk Creek Vineyards, which offers free winery tours, special dinner packages, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
The area abounds with dining options, including the Cincinnati Dinner Train, which transports patrons around the city in restored 1950’s style train cars for a night of fine dining, sightseeing, and live music. (See website for hours and availability.) The Dee Felice Café offers patrons a blend of Cajun specialties and American favorites with a New Orleans twist. Embers Restaurant offers not only classic steakhouse options, but a complete selection of sushi and seafood choices as well. The Schoolhouse Restaurant provides guests with a casual, family dining experience. Housed in a historic Civil War-era building, the Schoolhouse Restaurant’s menu focuses on American staples like fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and baked cod. Dessert options include berry cobbler and lemon meringue pies.
Tourists needing a caffeine break can visit coffee shops like Sidewinder Coffee, which offers a wide variety of beverage choices like their famous Mexican Latte and Yin Yang Mocha, a café mocha made with both dark and white chocolate, as well as a range of vegan and non-vegan foods, such as tarragon chicken salad, black bean burgers, and dill tuna salad – not to mention a variety of sweet treats.
609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202,
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