When the Sun Goes Down

The Lights Come Up

BLINK returns October 10–13! Use this handy guide to plan your activities for the daylight hours before the nighttime fun begins.

SEE

Whether you’re standing in front of a Van Gogh or admiring the river from a ferris wheel, explore all the amazing sights.

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Cincinnati Art Museum   Amazing views and amazing artwork go hand-in-hand at the museum that houses the largest collection of artwork in Ohio.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Amazing views and amazing artwork go hand-in-hand at the museum that houses the largest collection of artwork in Ohio.

Taft Museum of Art   Find fine art by the masters and a bit of whimsy at this National Historic Landmark.

Taft Museum of Art

Find fine art by the masters and a bit of whimsy at this National Historic Landmark.

Contemporary Arts Center   Modern art in the heart of the city, this institution keeps on the cutting edge of the art scene.

Contemporary Arts Center

Modern art in the heart of the city, this institution keeps on the cutting edge of the art scene.

American Sign Museum   Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind venue with the largest sign display of its kind in the country.

American Sign Museum

Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind venue with the largest sign display of its kind in the country.

 
Carew Tower Observation Deck   Travel to the top of this historic Art Deco building for 360-degree views of the region.

Carew Tower Observation Deck

Travel to the top of this historic Art Deco building for 360-degree views of the region.

ArtWorks Murals   Tour the more than 180 murals adorning buildings throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

ArtWorks Murals

Tour the more than 180 murals adorning buildings throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

SkyStar Observation Wheel   Experience 12 minutes of breathtaking views from this 150-foot tall Ferris wheel on the banks of the Ohio River.

SkyStar Observation Wheel

Experience 12 minutes of breathtaking views from this 150-foot tall Ferris wheel on the banks of the Ohio River.

Krohn Conservatory   Visit the rainforest and the tropical desert at this Art Deco-designed conservatory located in scenic Eden Park.

Krohn Conservatory

Visit the rainforest and the tropical desert at this Art Deco-designed conservatory located in scenic Eden Park.

TASTE

Indulge in the true flavor of the Cincinnati region with the taste of our local cuisine.

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drinks

This is your one-stop destination for all things bourbon and beer. With a rich brewing legacy that predates Prohibition and 200 years of bourbon history, we have plenty of interesting and unique stories to tell along with the libations. Discover the region’s deep brewing legacy on a self-guided walking tour on the Brewing Heritage Trail. Get a taste of the current craft beer scene by visiting one of the 60 breweries, or stop by the venues on The B-Line in Northern Kentucky, which serves as the official gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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Try our famous Cincinnati-style chili topped with mounds of cheese and poured over spaghetti or hot dogs. Be sure to try the fan-favorite Black Raspberry Chip ice cream at Graeter’s. Grab a slice of LaRosa’s, the local pizza chain that has been serving up its popular pies since 1954, now with locations all throughout the region. Be sure to wear the bib when you visit Montgomery Inn for some of the famous ribs and barbecue sauce at this family-owned establishment.

If variety is the spice of life, check out Jungle Jim’s International Market which stocks its shelves with items from more than 70 countries. Take a guided tour of the 6-acre foodie paradise or explore on your own. Or explore our culinary scene with one of the various food and drink tours that take you to multiple restaurants, breweries, distilleries or wineries.

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CULINARY HOT SPOTS

Hit these culinary hot spots for delectable dining options to please every palate.

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Over the Rhine –

This walkable historic neighborhood offers rooftop bars and a variety of restaurants serving everything from gourmet hot dogs and fried chicken to sushi and empanadas.

MainStrasse Village –

Steak, tacos, fish and chips, Southern favorites and more can be found in this German-influenced neighborhood in Northern Kentucky.

The Banks

These restaurants and bars along the riverfront are perfect for before or after a Reds or Bengals game.

Newport on the Levee

Dine, shop, go to the movies or visit Newport Aquarium at this popular riverfront destination in Northern Kentucky with amazing views of the Cincinnati skyline.

Findlay Market

The oldest continuously operated market in Ohio is the place for fresh food, handmade goods and local beer on tap in the biergarten.

TOUCh

From animals and sea creatures to sculptural art, get hands-on with these experiences.

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Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum   Get up close and personal with sculptural art in a landscape of rolling hills, meadows, lakes, and hiking trails that include Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian sculptures dating back to 1550 B.C.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Get up close and personal with sculptural art in a landscape of rolling hills, meadows, lakes, and hiking trails that include Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian sculptures dating back to 1550 B.C.

Newport Aquarium   Touch a stingray, shark, sea stars, horsehoe crabs and anemones; create your own digital seahorse; and climb in, on and around kid-friendly exhibits.

Newport Aquarium

Touch a stingray, shark, sea stars, horsehoe crabs and anemones; create your own digital seahorse; and climb in, on and around kid-friendly exhibits.

Ark Encounter   Ride a camel, pet a goat and zip along ziplines at the largest timber frame structure in the world – a reconstruction of Noah's ark, built to biblical specs.

Ark Encounter

Ride a camel, pet a goat and zip along ziplines at the largest timber frame structure in the world – a reconstruction of Noah's ark, built to biblical specs.

HEAR

Follow the sounds of a good time straight to the Cincinnati region.

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Listen to the sounds of the  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra ,  Cincinnati Opera , and more inside historic  Music Hall .

Listen to the sounds of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, and more inside historic Music Hall.

Relax to the sounds of the gentle river waves lapping aboard  BB Riverboats  while the captain provides historic commentary or a local band performs.

Relax to the sounds of the gentle river waves lapping aboard BB Riverboats while the captain provides historic commentary or a local band performs.

Hear the gibbons talking to each other, the splash of waves as Fiona the hippo swims over to say hi, and the chug-a-lug of the Safari Train at  Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden .

Hear the gibbons talking to each other, the splash of waves as Fiona the hippo swims over to say hi, and the chug-a-lug of the Safari Train at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Drive across the historic  John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge  to hear why it’s nicknamed the “The Singing Bridge.”

Drive across the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to hear why it’s nicknamed the “The Singing Bridge.”

Play like Tom Hanks in “Big” on the giant foot piano at  Smale Riverfront Park .

Play like Tom Hanks in “Big” on the giant foot piano at Smale Riverfront Park.

LEARN

Dive into what makes our region so rich with history and tradition at these area attractions.

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Reds Hall of Fame & Museum – Explore the history of America’s first professional baseball team.

Cincinnati Museum Center – Step into history at the Art Deco-style National Historic Landmark of Union Terminal. The building’s façade was the inspiration for the Justice League’s Hall of Justice.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – Experience the stories of freedom’s heroes beginning with the Underground Railroad at this venue whose three buildings symbolize courage, cooperation and perseverance.

Walking tours – Learn the lore of local gangsters, harrowing hauntings, underground tunnels, and more on themed tours.

Behringer-Crawford Museum – This family-friendly museum celebrates the unique arts, heritage and culture of Northern Kentucky. Plus, see oddities like a two-headed cow!

 BLINK: Fun in the Sun

BLINK is keeping the party going even when the sun is up. Check out these BLINK-organized events happening during the day.

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BLINK-sponsored events happening during the day

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places to stay

With such a long list of things to do, you may just need to stay an
extra day (or two…or three).

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Partners

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