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Over the past 200 years, proud Cincinnati has captured the fancy of many renowned individuals. Winston Churchill dubbed it the most beautiful inland city in the Union. Charles Dickens called it thriving and animated. And, most famously, Longfellow labeled it the Queen City. For otherwise common folk, Cincinnati today is a livable city offering steady economic growth, low crime rates, and easy accessibility. Perhaps its location right on the bend of the Ohio River overlooking northern Kentucky has something to do with it.

Cincinnati's position on the Ohio River lured shipbuilding companies to the area at the height of the steamboat craze. The city's coffers grew even more when the Miami and Erie Canal was connected to the Ohio River in 1829. In the final analysis, however, Cincinnati owes its development to the lowly pig. In 1835, the city was the largest pork producer in the nation, a title that would later pass to Chicago and St. Louis. Look for the famous flying pigs in the Bicentennial Commons, the 22-acre riverfront park the city dedicated in 1988 to celebrate its 200th birthday.

Cincinnati is divided into several neighborhoods, each with a distinct feel. Expansive Eden Park is near Mount Adams, a well-to-do neighborhood with great cafes and restaurants. The Over-the-Rhine district, which got its name from German immigrants, houses numerous bars, clubs and other fun spots. In the midst of these various neighborhoods, Cincinnati has built some common cultural centers that are a source of pride for the whole city. The Cincinnati Art Museum covers 5,000 years of art history including an impressive collection of Islamic art.

The Contemporary Arts Center houses modern art that always makes a big impression. The Taft Museum, a converted mansion, exhibits stunning paintings by Rembrandt, Goya and Turner, as well as priceless Ming porcelain. Finally, the Museum Center at Union Terminal is a collection of museums, including a natural history museum and a history of Cincinnati.
 
In Cincinnati's rapidly growing downtown area-with its museums, entertainment, restaurants, and sporting venues, including the Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003 -- you can take in everything from a Bengals football game or a Reds baseball game to a performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or the Cincinnati Ballet. There is also a variety of museums -- the Cincinnati Museum Center, in the renovated Union Terminal (1933) railroad station, houses the Cinergy Children's Museum and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.

Outdoor activities abound in this family-friendly city. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. In addition, Public Landing is a mile-long riverside walk offering views of carefully painted showboats and other river craft that recall the city's bustling days of river commerce. For the true outdoors enthusiast, Surf Cincinnati Waterpark offers visitors several water slides, miniature golf courses, boat rides and go-cart racing.

Visitors to Cincinnati are encouraged to take in the city's cultural resources, while appreciating the various cultures that thrive within its boundaries. Not only does the city itself offer many unique sites, it also makes a convenient jumping-off point for visits to nearby states of Kentucky and Indiana.



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