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“Amazing view of the Cincinnati metro area”
Review of Carew Tower

Carew Tower
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US$45.00*
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The Nati in a Nutshell Cincinnati Food Tour Including Carew Tower Entrance Fee
Ranked #9 of 189 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Great price for admission. We only paid 2 bucks each. Great view with so much to look at. Not scary at all if you are afraid of heights. Signs in the tower were very helpful in finding our way to the observation deck.

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Came across the reviews in Triapdvisor and decided to stop at the Tower while driving thru to Toronto.

What a treat! For $2 an adult and $1 for children, you get an open air observation view from the 2nd tallest tower in the city. It can be intimidating at first, since only a chest high rail bar keeps you from jumping over the edge, but the view is spectacular. The Carew Tower is probably one of the nicer Art Deco buildings in the US. The lobby and elevator are worth photographing too.

To get to the observation deck, you take one of the marked elevators to the 45th floor. From there, you either jam into a very tight elevator to go up the additional 4 floors or take the stairs. You enter into a very tiny giftshop where the person there collects the cash. You exit the door and you're on the roof.

If you buy anything at the gift shop, it's cash only. That's what the woman who works there told us when we were buying postcards and magnets.

Overall, one of the nicest observation towers I've been in. It's at least the cheapest. The tower is connected to a mall and skybridges to several of the downtown hotels. Worth Checking out.

1  Thank Redmonder
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Across the street from the Westin Hotel on Vine is the Carew Tower, whose view encompasses all of Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and nearby Kentucky. For two bucks, you can't beat it.

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

The Carew tower is definitely worth the $2 to get to the observatory on the 49th floor. The 360 degree views were amazing. It is easily accessible half way down Vine street from the Fountain Square. The entrance isn't very grand so don't miss it and don't miss this great opportunity.

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Do yourself a favor. Visit the lobby and public areas. Then treat yourself to a meal in Orchids or a drink at Orchids Bar, both located in the lobby.

Thank mimi w
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