Cincinnati June 05, 2018
7 Unique Museums Around Cincinnati That You Probably Haven’t Visited But Should
Even if you’ve lived in Cincinnati your entire life, chances are you haven’t done all there is to do in our town. In a city that offers so much, one of the highlights has to be the variety of museums that we have at our fingertips. Of course, the well-known Cincinnati Museum Center (currently under restoration/renovation) and Cincinnati Art Museum are must-sees in the area, but there are plenty more that seem to fly under the radar. For something new and different to do in the Queen City, check out these 7 unique museums around Cincinnati that you probably haven’t visited but should.
1. Vent Haven Museum
Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that you can only have in our area. The museum is dedicated solely to the art of ventriloquism, and while it may seem a little creepy (all those eyes!), it is actually quite fascinating and interesting.
Learn more about Vent Haven Museum in our previous article
2. American Sign Museum
The American Sign Museum is an incredibly unique destination in Cincinnati where you can experience history through a series of "retired" neon signs. These once graced the facades of hotels, restaurants, and many other recognizable places around town. It's one hidden gem in Cincinnati that's worth the buzz.
You can find out more information on the American Sign Museum in our previous article
3. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
If you have yet to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati, definitely add it to your list. This incredibly moving museum is filled with history, artwork, artifacts, and unique learning opportunities.
For more on this museum and other intriguing places to go in Cincinnati, check out our previous article
4. The Cincinnati Fire Museum
Also located downtown, The Cincinnati Fire Museum is filled with history and fun for the entire family. As the birthplace of professional firefighting, the museum is rightfully located in Cincinnati and it highlights our city's contribution to this incredibly important profession.
Learn more about this museum and other underrated places in Cincinnati in our previous article
5. Behringer-Crawford Museum
The Behringer-Crawford Museum can be found right across the river in Devou Park in Covington and includes an interesting history of our region's transportation systems. This is another great spot for all ages; you'll find a wide variety of subject matter here and the rotating exhibits and events offered are great reasons to visit.
6. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
You've likely been to a Reds game at least once, but have you visited the adjacent Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum? Even if you're not a huge baseball fan, you'll appreciate the beloved memorabilia, interesting history, and contributions to our city that can be found inside this fun-filled baseball museum.
For more amazing places to see in Cincinnati, including Great American Ballpark, check out our previous article
7. The Lucky Cat/Maneki Neko Museum
Have you heard of this one-of-a-kind museum that is right here in Cincinnati? The Lucky Cat Museum has over 1,000 of Japan's famous Beckoning Lucky Cats on display, so there are feline eyes watching you from every corner of the space. A little peculiar? Yes. Unique? Most definitely.
Learn more about the Lucky Cat Museum and other unusual things to do in Cincinnati in our previous article
No matter your interests, there’s a museum in Cincinnati where you can learn, explore, laugh, and enjoy. Have you visited all of these unique museums in Cincinnati? Any others you’d add to the list? Let us know in the comments!