The vibrant “Queen city” is nestled in the southwest corner of Ohio and is home to some of the nation’s leading companies, professional sports teams, museums, parks, and seasonal attractions. Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and received its nickname as the Queen City of the West for its remarkable growth in the 19th century from the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The scenic skyline of downtown represents the bustling business culture which is home to ten Fortune 500 companies as well as corporate leaders in the areas of aerospace, chemistry, plastics, financial services, consumer products and creative services. In downtown Cincinnati, visitors can explore the city’s rich history at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, catch a Cincinnati Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium, see the heart of Cincinnati’s public life at Fountain Square, and check out Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park, overlooking downtown Cincinnati. Great American Ballpark plays host to the Cincinnati Reds, the nation’s first professional baseball team and winner of five World Series titles.
Cincinnati, the “Chili Capital of the World,” prides itself on the fact that it has more chili restaurants per capita than any other city in the world. Some of the local favorites are Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili, and Price Hill Chili. The world class Cincinnati Zoo, located just north of downtown, has been recognized as the “Greenest Zoo in America” and illuminates the city every year with the holiday tradition of the Festival of Lights.
Educational opportunities abound at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s leading urban research university. Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center is one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the country and is a trusted health care provider for children.
Cincinnati has been called "the Arts Mecca of the Midwest," offering thousands of stage performances every year as well as a wide array of fine art at the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Taft Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center, to name a few. The city of Cincinnati is ever-evolving and has a bright future ahead. For more information, please visit http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov.