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5th and Vine Sts, 5th and Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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I grew up looking at Fountain Square...it has always been there and is a great statue and fountain in the heart of downtown Cincinnati...it was reworked a while back and is now shining forth as a beacon of the Cincinnati area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank moondoggietwo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the Heart and Soul of Cincinnati. An historic grand fountain, large public space and the excitement of a vital downtown. You can catch the Connector and take a trolley ride all around downtown, Over the Rhine, the Riverfront area - all for one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BartR51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan an extra 30 minutes to walk around it. They had just taken down the ice skating rink, which is the winter highlight. Will come back in the summer for a show.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Donald P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area hosts lots of events throughout the year. It is surrounded by a large number of eateries and restaurants. Recommend parking at fountain square for convenience and pricing.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank stefancb14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The planners for this festival did everything right. The entertainment was awesome. The food vendors were in point. Even thought it rained it was still packed. And it was nice to see the Kentucky Derby on the wide screen on a side of a building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tfpslappy
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Somewhere to just relax and watch entertainment in viewing the city in all climax, summer concert, winter lights ice skating , shopping

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 867christinea
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Fountain Square is the center of the city. You can leave the office and have lunch there on the square! If you are with your girl you can even throw pennies in the fountain and make a wish for luck! So many stories about historical...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cal D
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We stayed at a hotel that was very close to Fountain Square. We passed by it daily on our way to other attractions and restaurants in the city. The ice skating rink was there during our stay. Lots of people in the square, even though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarenV87
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Fountain Square is a fun spot during the summer months. Reggae, Salsa, music, sports etc every night on the square. Something different every night for all people. Nice spot with all kinds of beautiful people having a good time together.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank encore192
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

The square is a staple if you are visiting downtown. I'm giving it 4 stars because it is one of those things that isn't worth a trip to see but is nice if you are in the area. Restaurants located on all sides of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lauren S
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18 June 2016|
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Response from Beauregard70 |
The chess pieces are at Smale Park on the riverfront.
18 December 2015|
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Response from Horse_Attack | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the German market that you are reference is 'Findlay Market' which is on the northwest side of downtown. I think that it is only open during daytime hours. It is better and livelier during warmer months
19 July 2015|
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Response from Javertsbarricade | Reviewed this property |
No, just November through February (I think).