Cincinnati Observatory

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  • Address: 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5133215186
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids, Architecture

This observatory is the oldest in the city and serves as an important part of the Astronomical science Department of the city. The place is on the top of Mt. Lookout and has two different telescopes installed there for observing the sky. The place was vital in the 19th and 20th centuries but now is just used for tourist tours and other group excursions.

The observatory was built by Ormsby M. Mitchel on the Mount Ida. The very famous Nichola Longsworth had donated land for the purpose of this building and there now stands the Holy Cross Monastery and Chapel. In the year 1871 at last the observatory came under the University of Cincinnati. In the year 1998, the observatory was listed in the National Register of Historic Places of the US. Apart from all these things the observatory is set in a beautiful park with a lot of flowering plants and shady trees to serve as the perfect afternoon and evening spot.

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  • Cincinnati Observatory Address: 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208, United States
  • Cincinnati Observatory Contact Number: +1-5133215186
  • Cincinnati Observatory Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Cincinnati Observatory(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cincinnati Observatory: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 28% of people who visit Cincinnati include Cincinnati Observatory in their plan

  • 69.92% of people start their Cincinnati Observatory visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cincinnati Observatory

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cincinnati Observatory

People normally club together Saint Paul United Methodist Church and Eden Park while planning their visit to Cincinnati Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cincinnati Observatory Reviews & Ratings

  • What a cool place. While I have long known about the Cincinnati Observatory I had never gone to visit. Well I went out for their day for learning about the sun and it was a great experience. Not only is the history of the place interesting but they have great resources and staff that are extremely knowledgeable. This is definitely a place everyone should check out and I look forward to coming back for more events!

  • Love going to the Cincinnati Observatory. I went for the first time last year for a date night. The weather did not allow for viewing through the telescopes that evening. Dean Regas was so knowledgeable and delivered information in such a way that we didn’t even miss not getting to view through the scopes. Love it!

  • What a great Cincinnati institution. Enjoy an awesome lecture from the resident astronomer and when the weather permits, look at our wonderful solar system through the big telescope. A great place to geek out.

  • Went here for my birthday to see Jupiter and Saturn. It was really, really cool. I reccomend it to anyone interested in astronomy and space.

  • What a wonderful place for a date night, or a place to take your kids to learn about their cities history, and look through some telescopes. I want to say thank you to the lovely community of people that go to these events and share their telescopes and passion for astronomy. Worth every penny of the membership.

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