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Cincinnati Observatory

3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208-2563
+1 513-321-5186
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Hidden Gem

I didn't even know we had an observatory. Even if you are not a science lover this is a lot of fun... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
Fantastic night at the Observatory

Beautiful observatory, great volunteers, wonderful place for a date night if you have even a little... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Rachel J
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Nineteenth-century observatory, designated as a National Historic Landmark, is known as the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208-2563
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+1 513-321-5186
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

I didn't even know we had an observatory. Even if you are not a science lover this is a lot of fun. There's a powerpoint presentation in the beginning - this part ended up being way too long and boring that night, so we almost...More

Thank kerryab68
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Beautiful observatory, great volunteers, wonderful place for a date night if you have even a little bit of interest in space. My boyfriend and I attended one of the beginner classes at the Observatory, which you have to register and pay for beforehand (we were...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 5 May 2017

If you like science, you´ll love the observatory. Beautiful location, very calm. Would recommend very highly.

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We booked online, received confirmation quickly, then paid on arrival just inside the door of the smaller building. Excellent presenters were very knowledgeable and engaging. Everyone's interest in our group of varied ages was held easily by the presenters questions and connection with the group;...More

1  Thank Providencedaisy
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Cincinnati Observatory this afternoon. It sits at the end of a quiet Cul-de-sac atop of Mt. Lookout. The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to view the sun through 3 different telescopes with a special filter . The buildings...More

3  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I visited the Observatory last weekend for something different to do. It was the first time we'd been and were only disappointed because it was mostly cloudy and didn't get to look through the telescope but for a few seconds. The tour...More

Thank ishouldbediving
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a very friendly place. Family and adult alike. The skies were clear enough that we were able to view through two different telescopes. We got to see a few planets, the moon, and a few double stars. All the people here are volunteers...More

Thank Nichole M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place is terrific. We had a talk from 2 members, 1 described the building and history of the obsevatory and the other described the universe and the night sky. We got to look through telescopes including the really big one. We saw the moon...More

1  Thank mickthebike1954
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Honestly I didn't even know the city had an observatory until I heard an acquaintance talking about it. My husband is a big space lover so I decided to check it out as a surprise, low-key date night and we weren't disappointed! We went to...More

1  Thank mml1015
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I love space so when they had a space night here it was soo super neat! Everyone was so nice got to see the oldest telescope in the US very cool would recommend

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Response from Gene C | Reviewed this property |
Friend had passes so not sure about price,handicapped really didn't pay attention worse case probably have a website
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Response from Providencedaisy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are telescopes for sale in the gift shop.