Cincinnati History

The City of Cincinnati provides the perfect complement to the UC educational experience.

Cincinnati and the surrounding area provides recreational and leisure time activities to meet about every interest - from rock climbing, canoeing, and camping for outdoor enthusiasts to theatre and arts for the culturally inclined.

Cincinnati is truly a major league city. Fans fl ock to the waterfront to attend games and events at a pair of new venues - the Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium, opened in 2001, and the Reds' Great American Ballpark, opened in 2003.

The variety of museums and galleries, fi ne dining, festivals and events, attractions and sports, parks, recreation facilities, and shopping are the reasons millions visit the Queen City year after year.

Kings Island theme park and the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo are just two major attractions that are on the list of "must see" items on any trip to Greater Cincinnati. Numerous concert facilities attract big-name entertainers and acts to the Cincinnati area. The Ohio River offers a variety of scenic views and entertainment options.

Five-star dining, revolving circular restaurants, and riverboat dining are just a few of the succulent options that Cincinnati off ers. Its visitors fi nd themselves coming back for classic "Cincinnati-style" chili, tasty barbecue ribs, and local homemade ice cream.

Annual surveys of the area's quality of life resulted in Cincinnati being listed as the most livable city in North America.

Cincinnati and the tri-state area are the corporate headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies. Major corporations, such as Procter and Gamble, Chiquita Brands, and Kroger, make Cincinnati their home while carrying the city's trademark to worldwide marketplaces.

The corporate community has strong ties to UC and provide a wealth of employment opportunities.

Cincinnati is one of America's truly spectacular cities. Its character provides a prime place to enjoy all the best in life. It is a great place to visit, an even better place to live and learn.

Cincinnati at a Glance
Cincinnati is ranked in the Top 10 by Fortune Magazines as a great place to live and work due to its variety of cultural, recreational, entertainment and sports activities, its excellent and affordable housing and its low crime rate.

Esquire Magazine ranked Cincinnati No. 7 on its list of "Cities that Rock."

Cincinnati's Fine Arts Fund, the oldest in the nation, ranks among the top three in the U.S. for total dollars raised by a united arts campaign.

Over 100 museums and galleries are located in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Cincinnati's over 20,000 acres of city and county parks give it one of the largest park systems (per capita) of major U.S. cities.

Cincinnati's list of festivals and events include Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati (the world's second-largest next to the original in Munich), the internationally famous Tall Stacks reunion of historic riverboats, the Cincinnati Flower Show, Riverfest, Kidsfest, A Taste of Cincinnati, and the Black Family Reunion.

The Cincinnati Public Library along with the Hamilton County Library combine for the third largest total circulation in the U.S.