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Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours

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Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours offers fun and informative explorations of Cincinnati's past and present. We focus on the old heart of the city, including the Lytle Park Historic District, 4th Street, The Banks, Fountain Square, the Central Business...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4th Street, Lytle Park, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to be the only two people on the tour. Mary, our guide, was excellent and had a thorough knowledge of Cincinnati past and present. She was even patient as we tried one of the local ice cream parlors....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sternsl
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Mary is great and knows so much history about the City! She definitely shares her wealth of knowledge and has fun doing it! Highly recommend going with her to explore Cincinnati! Enjoy!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you thank you thank you! It was such a treat for me to get to show you around!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our guide, Dean, made this an entertaining historic tour. He recreated the atmosphere of a time long gone. Dean also was considerate on an extremely hot day and paced the tour so that we weren't too tired at the end. If you love baseball history,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken T
Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi Ken - this is a really nice review and I wish I could take credit for your tour, but the 1919 baseball tour is actually conducted by American Legacy Tours, not by Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours. I am glad you enjoyed your tour, though...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

Our guide was Mary. She made sure we started on schedule and ended when expected. She was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the city. Be sure to wear your walking shoes. The pace was comfortable but we covered 2-3 miles. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation!! And you are right about wearing the walking shoes...we cover a LOT of territory on most of our tours - I just don't want to leave anything out! Thanks for walking with me!

Reviewed 18 July 2018

We did the the "Cool Downtown Buildings Tour" with Mary and it was truly outstanding. First off, Mary's knowledge of the downtown buildings and area history runs really deep. She has done an astonishing amount of research on each building and shares this on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you - I am so glad you enjoyed the tour! I love to share Cincinnati's hidden gems with appreciative travelers like you. I hope you had a great time in Cincy and will come back for further explorations!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time learning from Mary, she is the fifth generation of Cincinatian She is funny and knows Cincinnati history, architectural and many details ... we enjoyed our two hours with her ... it was like walking with a friend !More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

That is the nicest compliment I could receive! Thank you so much. As I often say, the best part of my job is the wonderful people from all over the world that I get to meet. I enjoyed our tour, and hope you will come...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

My monthly dinner group decided to mix things up a bit and do a daytime outing and lunch.....contacted Mary at Best Walking Tours and she put together a fantastic 2 hour tour for us....although many of us have lived here over 30 years, we all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you, Lesley! Your group was wonderful, and we had such a beautiful day. I hope everyone had a great time!

Reviewed 11 June 2018

My husband and I did the Tale of Two Cities Walking Tour. This tour wasn't originally on the schedule for the weekend that we would be in town, but after emailing Mary, it was added to the schedule! This tour let you see up close...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! I had a lovely time on both sides of the river with you guys, despite the heat. :) I hope you had a wonderful visit to Cincinnati and will come back to visit often - It's a nice...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Well our experience started 4 months ago upon emailing Mary. She was wonderful answered many questions and even suggested Great kid books about Cincinnati to read with my child before arriving. This honestly was the best tour I have ever taken. Mary was great and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for letting me show you around! I was happy to meet a young history lover, and one so knowledgeable that I learned from her, too. I think my guests should always take a break to play in the fountains and ride...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This was a great 2 hours to get to know the city as new visitors here in Cincinnati. Being in town for a conference there isn’t much time. Mary was very courteous and knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the city and it’s architectural...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mary L, Owner at Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to take my tour AND to write a review, Eileen! It was such a privilege to get to show you around Cincinnati. I hope you and Michala have a wonderful and productive time here. I hope to get an opportunity...More

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778shandab
22 May 2018|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
I'm so sorry that your email didn't reach me, but I'm glad we connected in time to do a tour today! I had a great time with you and your daughter...she was amazingly good, interested, and interesting! I especially loved... More
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pullitman
8 April 2018|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
Hi David, The Meet Cincinnati and Cool Downtown Buildings tours are $20. Meet Cincinnati starts in Lytle Park (501 E. 4th Street) and the Downtown Buildings tour starts at Fountain Square. Check out our website tour... More
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