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“Overwhelmingly historical”

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
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Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.
Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Overwhelmingly historical”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This museum was very well done. There is so much information, that it is hard to take it all in on just one visit but do what you can. It has a story to tell on a very sad time in US history. The two movies are well worth the price of admission. The Quilt exhibit has been extended so if you are going to go while it is still there, it is worth a visit all on its own. The audio phone was a bit hard to deal with. It could have been more user friendly. You can spend an hour or a good portion of a day.

Visited June 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Informative visit to the Underground Railroad Center in Cincinnati”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I enjoyed the visit to the center. There was a lot of good information and interesting/interactive videos highlighting the battleground between Ohio and Kentucky. The slave pen and local history were interesting. I used the free phone app for more detailed audio tour at the slave pen and some other spots but it was too slow to use more. They accepted AAA discount. The chronology and set up of exhibits was not always clear but overall worth the trip. Beautiful building along the riverfront but confusing as to where to park.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't miss the quilt room...”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

An incredible museum dedicated to the Underground Railroad and it's history…The quilt room will take your breath away…the history is a story that must be retold.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank manewman1945
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Raeford, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not worth the effort ”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

The building is large with a lot of empty space. Parking is not user friendly at all. I recommend some other attraction somewhere else.

1 Thank 1chevy
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This Experience Will Change You For the Better”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have visited a few places that changed me forever, the site of the World Trade Center attack, the Holocaust Museum in D.C., the slave castle in El Mina, Ghana. I have added the Freedom Center Museum to that list. To be in a place that holds the memories of people who were savaged by other people is to feel their hurt and their hope. The human spirit's ability to believe that things will get better, to never give up and hope for something better in the future is absolutely inspiring. Go, see, and come back a different person.

Visited August 2013
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