sewing flags at the National Flag Company

Touring The National Flag Company

I recently took a “behind the scenes” tour of the National Flag Company, a full service flag company in Cincinnati. National Flag is a full service flag company that not only serves the Greater Cincinnati region, but also flag dealers and corporate accounts nation-wide. They produces all kinds of flags – from “Old Glory” to unique custom products. … Read more

Bengals Tiger on the Carousel at Smale Riverfront Park

Carol Ann’s Carousel at Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park will host nine ribbon cuttings in May and June, 2015. One of those ribbon cuttings will be for the spectacular Carol Ann’s Carousel. Located along the Ohio riverfront and between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, this carousel is a true work of art. The carving and painting of the animals/characters and … Read more

American Sign Museum

Here we are with another installment of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring The American Sign Museum. You may remember our previous visit to The American Sign Museum.  But what you may not realize is that the American Sign Museum has a new home. The expansion and move to a … Read more

Carnegie Libraries

Here we are with another installment of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring a few of The Andrew Carnegie Library branches here in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is fortunate to have a number of Carnegie Libraries.  These libraries were all built in the early 1900’s with funds from Andrew Carnegie – entrepreneur, … Read more

Findlay Market Food Tour

Some “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” readers recently took a little “adult field trip” to two prized Over the Rhine locations – Findlay Market and the Rookwood Pottery.  Because I have soooo many pictures and sooo much to tell you, I am going to break this up into two posts. This one is all … Read more

Ulysses Grant birth place Pt. Pleasant Ohio

Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace

It’s Day 10 (Year 2) of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re featuring our recent visit to the birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant. Located in Point Pleasant, the birthplace of Ulysses Grant is just outside of New Richmond.  Ulysses Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in this small unassuming home on … Read more

lloyd library cincinnati

Lloyd Library and Museum

It’s Day 313 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re featuring The Lloyd Library and Museum. The Lloyd Library is housed in a downtown building with an obvious “1970’s vibe”.  But don’t let that ordinary brick exterior fool you.  Inside you’ll find an amazing wealth of Cincinnati history, world history, plant history … Read more

EnterTRAINment Junction and the Amazen Fun House

It’s Day 296 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re featuring an exciting place for kids of all ages – Entertrainment Juncion. Did you know that the world’s largest indoor train display is right in our own backyard?  That’s right – Entertrainment Junction houses the world’s largest indoor train display.  With more … Read more

Tour of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

It’s Day 242 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we took a tour of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. St. Peter in Chains is a Catholic Cathedral located downtown.  This particular Cathedral was not the first Catholic Church in Cincinnati nor was it the first Cathedral.  A much smaller church served as … Read more

Memorial Hall

It’s Day 216 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring Memorial Hall. Today is Veteran’s Day so I thought this would be a great building to feature today.  Memorial Hall was built in 1908 to honor American veterans. Located right next to Music Hall, this is another fine piece of … Read more

The Mercantile Library

It’s Day 174 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring the Mercantile Library. Step into the doors at this non-profit membership library and you’ll feel as though you just entered Hogwarts!  Rich woods, wrought iron accents, paintings and busts adorn the entire place.  If you’re looking for a downtown spot … Read more

A Look Inside at Ohio Bookstore

It’s Day 157 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring the Ohio Bookstore, a very unique used bookstore and book binding center right downtown. The Ohio Book Store has been in business since 1940.  It is a new and used book store with over 300,000 books and  magazines in stock.  … Read more

Dixie Terminal

It’s our Day 154 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are visiting a downtown icon, Dixie Terminal. Originally built as a transportation hub, Dixie Terminal opened in 1921.  At the time it had more square footage than any other downtown building.  It was originally built as a terminal for the streetcar … Read more

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

It’s Day 146 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today I went to visit the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Walnut Hills. Sitting right on the corner of Gilbert and Martin Luther King Blvd., it’s hard to imagine that this home was once the rural home of Harriet Beecher Stowe and her … Read more

Totter’s Otterville

Today is Day 103 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we head south to visit Totter’s Otterville, an indoor-outdoor playland for children. This little gem of a kiddy wonderland is hidden in Northern Kentucky.  I will admit right up front that I almost turned around to come home as I was driving … Read more

Miller-Leuser Log Cabin in Anderson

Day 59 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” takes us back in time at the Miller-Leuser Log House in Anderson. Built in 1795-1796, this log house is said to be the oldest log cabin in Hamilton County that still sits on its original site.  This historic home is owned by the Anderson Historical Society … Read more

Cincinnati Observatory

Day 38 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” finds us gazing into the sky at the Cincinnati Observatory. Home to the world’s oldest telescope still used daily, the Cincinnati Observatory sits high upon a hill in Mt. Lookout. The Observatory houses two telescopes.  The older telescope’s refractor was made is 1843 and the second … Read more