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Paper Planes and Confectionary Perfection

Get a glimpse of life in the ‘30s with a visit to one of America’s last great train stations—Cincinnati’s Union Terminal. Now home to the Cincinnati Museum Center, the terminal is the perfect place for a family fun day. For a sweet distraction, make sure to check out Chocolate: The Exhibition. Discover the history of the treasured treat, the process of production to packaging, and how different cultures cater cacao to their own cravings. There’s no better place to explore space than in the home city of Neil Armstrong, and we’re sure he would approve of the interactive Mission Aerospace exhibit. Here, you can wind your way through an aeronautics themed maze, attend Ace Academy and practice your paper airplane skills. Be sure to save the date of August 11th for a special 1940s Day at Lunken Airport. With a full schedule of events, including a Betty Bomber photo shoot, tours, and costume contests, it’s guaranteed to be a grand time for all!

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Fun at Fountain Square's Summer Series

Some say if you visit Cincinnati and miss Fountain Square, you haven’t really seen the city at all. But with the Summer Series and a slew of free events, it’s easy to ensure the square makes it into your schedule. If you like to challenge your thinking with trivia and fun facts, form a team of your closest friends and compete in the square on Monday night Trivia or Tuesday night Fountain Feud. While you play for the coveted gift card prizes, imbibe in $15 buckets of Bud and the nightly drink specials. Get your mid-week groove on with music that will keep your feet moving. Reggae Wednesdays and Salsa on the Square held on Thursdays bring out a different band each week to keep the beat going. And, when you get hungry, fuel up throughout the week with local food trucks at Fountain Square Eats and cross-cultural cuisine at World Fare!

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Love Summer with Local Eats, Live Music and More

Tis the season to shop fresh and local at Cincinnati’s Saturday markets. Head to Stanbery Park for local treats like City Chicks BBQ Sauce, Fork and Pie Bakery, and Let it Bee small batch honey. Stick around later for evening entertainment—check out the Friday Night Fun Live Music and family-friendly films—each week. Get to Covington Farmer’s Market for tonic and tea blends from Green Grrrl Wisdom, kimchi and sauerkraut from Simple Cultures or Superfood Bliss Balls and Sunshine Dressing from Peace and Love Eatery. Here, each Saturday of the month has a different focus, like sustainable living workshops each third Saturday and yoga and pet adoption each second Saturday. For something a little different, make your way to the O.F.F. indoor market the second Saturday of each month. Visit local artists, farmers, and vendors peddling specialty food and beverages!

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Admire the Newest Additions

The days are getting warmer as summer approaches and we don’t know any better way to enjoy them than spending a day outside with the wilder side at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Our local zoo first opened its doors in 1875 making it the second oldest zoo in the country. In the years since, the Cincinnati Zoo has been a leader in conservation, education, and preservation among other zoos in the country. The zoo is also one of the largest in the country with more than 500 animal species—such as the Andean Bear and Komodo Dragons—and 3,000 plant species that call the zoo home. The month of May is the perfect time to take in the variety of flora and fauna as the zoo celebrates their newest members. From a baby hippo to a colobus monkey and spitting cobra eggs, there are plenty of little babies to admire. Follow the zoos 6-foot tall stork statues to make sure you don’t miss any!

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Over-the-Rhine

Walking to work across bridges over the Miami and Erie Canal, which separated the area from downtown Cincinnati, mid-19th century German immigrants nicknamed the Canal, "the Rhine" in reference to the river Rhine in Germany. Because of its size, today Over-the-Rhine has been segmented into three distinct districts: The Gateway Quarter, The Brewery District and Liberty Street, all flourishing with restaurants and independent retailers. At the center of Over-the-Rhine, the 8-acre Washington Park is a popular venue for music festivals, farmer’s markets and more.