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Fountain Square

5th and Vine Sts, 5th and Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
+1 513-621-4400
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5th and Vine Sts, 5th and Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Central Business District
+1 513-621-4400
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a great place to watch an outdoor game or people watch. Sadly, this is very popular for homeless people and there is little security

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Always the third weekend in September. There is always plenty of choices for food, beer and wine. They usually have several vendors with freebies and car dealerships showcasing cars. Lots of fun!

Thank Sheri O
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I have visited Fountain Square several times and always enjoy going there for a quick bite to eat or for entertainment that is often found in the park. There are several spots for food, a brewery and Graeters Ice Cream!

Thank lcj0811
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We tried to enjoy a beautiful afternoon at Fountain Square but were constantly accosted by panhandlers. We decided to leave to avoid further harassment.

1  Thank cmfug8
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a pretty fountain. The park is ok. If you are in the area, check it out. However, I would not go out of my way to see it.

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 21 September 2016

There is always something cool going on on Fountain Square - the unofficial center of downtown Cincinnati. We've watched the opening day parade and the Red's game following on the jumbotron, been to the world's second largest Oktoberfest, and seem some of our favorite bands...More

Thank IslandTime78
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant view. City goers and out of towners can gather here, watch the game on a big screen, listen to music, have a clear view of the fountain, and are surrounded by eateries within walking distance. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank MzNell
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Fountain is the iconic symbol of Cincinnati located in the hub of the downtown area. Surrounded by office buildings and hotels, the Square is a great place to “people watch” during the noon hour as workers take their lunch break. Throughout the year, there...More

Thank BionicOne
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed at the Westin across the street. There was something going on each day and night there. They do up the activities right at the Fountain.

Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Fountain Square is the heart of downtown Cincinnati. People come here to eat lunch every day, or to participate in community events like salsa dancing, concerts, and other performances. The fountain was moved from the edge of the square to the center to better act...More

Thank Stephanie T
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19 June 2016|
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Response from Beauregard70 |
The chess pieces are at Smale Park on the riverfront.
18 December 2015|
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Response from Horse_Attack | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the German market that you are reference is 'Findlay Market' which is on the northwest side of downtown. I think that it is only open during daytime hours. It is better and livelier during warmer months
20 July 2015|
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Response from Javertsbarricade | Reviewed this property |
No, just November through February (I think).