Formerly known as the Cincinnati Union Terminal, this was a beautiful railroad station originally. After the decline in the rail transport trend, this was turned into an important landmark housing a number of libraries, museums, theatres, etc. At present, it is the location of the very famous museum that also puts up travelling exhibitions.
The fantastic Art Deco style architecture and design is what still remains intact. The very uncommon half dome style tunnel design is still interesting to all tourists. The best part about this vintage design is the addition of murals that was also done quite a number of years ago but still stands successful in keeping up with its charm. The murals include those of piano making, radio broadcasting, roof manufacture, tanning, airplane and parts manufacture, ink making, laundry machinery manufacture, meat packing, drug and chemical processing, printing and publishing, foundry products operation, sheet steel making, soap making, etc. these were all added by the respective industries and developed by German American artist Winold Reiss who transformed all these into mosaic plates that still adorn the walls of the building. This place is thus one important part of the very urban state of Ohio.
- The IMAX Theatre ticket charges are different.
- Parking facilities are available for a charge of $6.
- There are a number of restaurants in the building itself that serve standard menu.
- You can also get strollers, wheelchairs, restroom, first aid and nursing facilities on immediate notice here.
- There is also a gallery shop and gift shop here.
- Check the official website for more information.
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95% of people who visit Cincinnati include Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
61.95% of people start their Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal
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We really enjoyed our visit to the museum today. The renovations looked great though the museum isn't fully open yet. Look forward to the full opening of all exhibits. We bought a family membership today for $140 that includes named family members, kids, and a year long guest pass. Great value! My only negative critique today was the parking. Needs help! Little information about how to validate and pay for parking. Spent 30 minutes exiting parking lot. That can't continue! To their credit, my call to the safety office persuaded them to keep the gate up to drain the parking lot. Safety department was very responsive! Thank you!
I've always loved the unique art deco style architecture of Union Terminal, but the center is looking especially good since it reopened to the public after its 2 year restoration. I especially enjoyed taking a guided tour of the rotunda (not sure if these are available everyday or just on weekends). It was great to learn more about the history, art, and architecture of the building and to see some spaces I'd never viewed before, like the dining rooms and a catwalk that overlooks the rotunda.
Incredibly fortunate to have a beautiful building like this in Cincinnati. The architecture is incredible and it will be great to see how the museum center continues to rebuild and grow over the next several years. The new dinosaur hall is very well done and it's great to have the children's museum back open, it's the perfect place for little ones to runs around, especially during the cold winter months.
My husband and I visited over Thanksgiving and it is such a beautiful museum. Absolutely LOVED the dinosaur exhibit. If we're ever back I hope the exhibit is finished! The Cincinnati history exhibit was a little difficult to find but the staff are super friendly and they helped us out. The mosaics are gorgeous!!
This was an awesome experience for both kids (ages 4-11) and adults! The kids absolutely loved this experience and enjoyed themselves well beyond expectations. This place is absolutely huge and offers numerous hands on things to do, interactive educational displays and endless other exhibits to view. Extremely educational and the staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The Lego display was INSANELY COOL! The display filled an entire large room and even included a Lego city of Cincinnati! The Christmas train display was very large, detailed and amazing to watch. The on sight food is a bit pricey but not any more than a ballgame, county fair, etc. I highly recommend visiting the museum with your family... you'll be glad that you did!