Cincinnati Journals

Simply Cincy

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Cincinnati by lyss710

Kings Island Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio More Photos
Quote: Cincinnati, OH is one of my favorite cities in the whole world. I lived there for several years, and my parents still live on the north edge of the Cincinnati area.

Simply Cincy

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Overview

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There is so much to see in Cincinnati it's hard to narrow it down! My favorites are the art museum (last time I went they had a WONDERFUL temporary exhibit on Ansel Adams), Eden Park, the zoo, seeing a show at the Arnoff Center, Trader's world (this crazy hodge-podge flea market about 30 miles north of town on I-75), and eating at Montgomery Inn (an absolute must - they have the best ribs anywhere in America.Quick Tips: If you don't want to pay to stay at a hotel downtown, the Sharon Rd. exit north of the city (about exit 17 or so) has lots of good priced hotels. It will be about a 20 minute drive from there into downtown. Also, there are several hotels in the N. Kentucky area (I be...Read More

Montgomery Inn

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Restaurant

Montgomery Inn Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Montgomery Inn is my favorite restaurant in the city, and possibly in the entire country. They have absolutely the best barbeque ribs I have ever had in my life. Everytime someone famous comes into town, they eat dinner at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse downtown on the river, and autograph a picture for the wall. The Boathouse definitely has a great setting right on the river, but he hour long wait on the weekend (even with reservations) is a pain. They only take reservations for Friday & Saturday nights, and then they only take reservations for on-the-hour. So for a 6:00 reservation, you may still have a 45 minute wait before they actually seat you. If this is the case, head upstairs to the ba...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2001

Montgomery Inn
At the Ribs King Boathouse
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513/721-7427

Skyline Chili

Restaurant

Skyline Chili Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Skyline is the place to go for the quintessential Cincinnati chili experience. Skyline is a staple of the Cincinnati area - I always say that you know when you're near Cincinnati, because you start seeing Skylines (although they are now expanding into Lima, Dayton & Columbus). You haven't had a true Cincinnati experience unless you've tried Skyline. "Cincinnati" chili is different than "Texas" chili because it has no beans. This makes it a great topping for a chili-cheese dog, aka a "cheese coney". My personal favorite meal at Skyline is two cheese coneys (with onions) and an order of garlic toast. The coneys are the best when you can't take a bite without chili and cheese oozing out the b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2001

Skyline Chili
4588 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
513) 531-8381

Kings Island

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Attraction

Kings Island Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio
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King's Island is one of the "big three" amusement parks in Ohio - Cedar Point, King's Island and the new Six Flags Worlds of Adventure (formerly Geauga Lake & Sea World). Though in my opinion nothing tops Cedar Point for the ultimate amusement park, King's Island is a great park with lots of coasters. The Beast (their classic wooden coaster), the Vortex (this one gives me a headache everytime I ride it for some reason), the King Cobra (a standup coaster), Son of Beast (the only looping wooden coaster), the Racers (one car goes backwards, which is not for the weak-stomached), Top Gun, etc. If you are willing to fork over an additional $20-30 (depending on the number of people) for pure adrena...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2001

Kings Island
I-71 & Western Row Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45040

Trader's World

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Attraction

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My first Trader's World experience was spring of 2000. I'd driven by it numerous times over the years as I made the drive from the University of Toledo to my parent's home in Northern Cincinnati and back. It's a rather unimpressive looking group of low lying buildings and wooden pavilions clustered around a huge parking lot, that is empty most of the week. But drive by on a Saturday or Sunday and the place is crawling with people. The first time I went to Trader's World was actually to look for a veil for my wedding. I was looking for a simple, no-frills veil that my mom could put satin edging on, and someone said that Trader's World of all places had a pretty large wedding area. This was a sc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2001

Trader's World
601 Union Rd / I-75 & SR 63
Cincinnati, Ohio 45036
(513) 424-5708

Cinergy Field

Attraction | "Riverfront Stadium (Cinergy Field)"

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This is the last season (2001) for Riverfront Stadium (recently renamed to Cinergy Field, but I boycott that name - it will always be Riverfront to me), so grab a seat while you can. With the new stadium opening next year, I'm sure the ticket prices will be unbelievable. My favorite seats are Green Box B (the second level, beyond the infield), which are running $16 this year. (Many of the outfield seats were removed this year to accommodate the new stadium being built next door, I don't know how easy it is to get these seats this year.) Bring your camera for one last picture of the great stadium, then sit back and enjoy the game while feasting on a nachos or hotdog (if you can afford the infl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2001

Cinergy Field
100 Cinergy Field
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-4510