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Cincinnati is named after The Society of the Cincinnati, which was founded at the end of the Revolutionary War and was itself named after the Roman consul Cincinnatus. Arthur St. Clair, a member of The Society of the Cincinnati and the first governor of the Northwest Territory renamed Losantiville to Cincinnati in honor of the Society.
In its early years, Cincinnati's local economy was powered largely by the pork industry. This pork heritage was made evident by the many flying pig statues that lined the streets of downtown during the Big Pig Gig in the More...
• Cincinnati Opera
• Cincinnati Ballet
• Cincinnati Pops, renowned performances.
• Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
• Cincinnati Music Hall. The Music Hall is home to the world renown Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Opera.
• Bogart's Concert Hall, 2621 Vine St., (513) 562-4949. Small venue with big acts. Popular among younger people.
• Riverbend Music Center, 6295 More...
Cincinnati is Ohio's third largest city and lies on the North bank of the Ohio River in Southwest Ohio in the United States of America. Across the river in Kentucky are the cities of Covington and Newport. Downtown Cincinnati is surrounded by picturesque foothills on all sides, creating many beautiful views of the Queen City and its legendary skyline, made famous both by the television show "WKRP", which showed the city in the opening credits of every episode, and the Skyline Chili company which was founded here.
To see Greater More...
• Cincinnati Observatory Center 3489 Observatory Place, (513) 321-5186.
• Newport Aquarium is located in Newport (Kentucky).
• Carew Tower Observation Deck, 441 Vine St., (513) 579-9735. 10-5:30 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun. The 49th floor of Cincinnati's tallest building provides a breathtaking view of the city.
• Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., (513) 281-4700.
• Eden Park
• Cincinnati Art Museum
Food is one thing that all Cincinnatians can agree on. Chili, ribs, ice cream, and other foods are just some of the hometown favorites.
Cincinnati is famous for its own unique kind of chili, based on a Greek recipe. It contains finely-ground meat, no beans or onions, and usually contains spices such as cinnamon or cocoa powder, and not as much tomato as traditional recipes. It is served over spaghetti with finely-shredded Cheddar cheese on top, known as a "three-way"; add onions to make it a "four-way," and beans for a "five-way." It's More...
Cincinnati is host to a myriad of different schools, public, private, and parochial. Many people attend single sex, private, Catholic high schools, as well as Catholic grade schools.
Colleges & Universities
• University of Cincinnati. UC is a public university located in the Clifton Heights/University Heights/Fairview neighborhood of Cincinnati, bordering Corryville, Clifton, and Walnut Hills.
• Xavier University. Xavier is a private Catholic college located in the neighborhood of Evanston.