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Carew Tower

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441 Vine St, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2821
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Based off of some of the negative reviews that I saw on here, I called and checked out everything before I arrived pertaining to hours open, costs etc. Luckily for me all of this turned out ok. The views of the city from the top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Carew tower offers a terrific, open-air viewing deck with 360 views of downtown Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. You'll look straight down on fountain Square. Stairs are required for the last floor, so persons with limited mobility may find this a challenge. The regular elevator...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GoesWithWine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun to see the architecture style of Carew Tower and to view the city, Ohio River and Kentucky. Also neat to see all the murals of downtown Cincinnatia.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pj S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cool & kind of creepy experience. It's a super old tower built in the 30's with an art deco interior. I remember seeing this building in the intro to the WKRP in Cincinnati TV show. You can't miss it. It's the second...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarenV87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobby itself is a masterpiece. The old Pogue's department store once spanned much of the lower levels. It's gone now, but the observation deck remains and is well worth the trek up to take in the view of Cincinnati's "Seven Hills."

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$6.00 to go up the tower and get a view of Cincinnati. Was it worth it? Yes, if you like that kind of thing, which I do. The architecture and the sprawling views are cool. The tiny elevator is funny, you do have to climb...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Molly L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We took our teenaged children up to the top of Carew Tower. The day was cool, but clear and we were able to see the best views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. I am glad that we are a local family who can say that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tink1033
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Went up the classic old elevator of this building. Then took a very small older elevator up the final few floors before walking up some stairs. The views were great, early evening with a nice sunset. The wind can take your breath away, a wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passenger402055
Reviewed 24 October 2018

OMG...the view 49 stories up in the Carew Tower was amazing! Such a perfect way to see Cincinnati with a birds eye view. I would consider this to be a must see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to Carew Tower. The building itself is very neat to look at. You ride the first elevator up 45 floors, then a teeny tiny elevator for 3 floors, then walk 2 flights of stairs. It cost $6 to go on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jonathan G
14 October 2018|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is no charge for the elevator. The first elevator goes to the 45th floor where you have to change to a smaller one but you do have to walk up the last two flights..
11 November 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
There is just an observation deck.
9 October 2017|
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Response from donau2015 | Reviewed this property |
It is indeed open all year round.