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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Self-Guided Downtown Walking Tour

I have put together a self-guided walking tour map for Downtown Cincinnati. The tour hits many of the historical gems, local landmarks, and visitor highlights of Downtown Cincinnati. It also offers a great glimpse of the variety of Downtown architecture and urban form.

You can click on the various flags for details are the tour highlights. If taken at a leisurely pace it should take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the 2.8 mile tour. Hopefully this will work as a tool for out-of-town visitors, or those looking to reacquaint themselves with Cincinnati's downtown.

More tours will follow that are meant to re-engage people with Cincinnati's center city. Please give feedback on what should be added or omitted, to the tour, and what tours you might like to see in the future.

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VisuaLingual said...

This is awesome; thanks so much for doing this! I want to add to your resource the Cincinnati Design Guide that Sean Fisher and I put together earlier this year for Design*Sponge. We tried our best to organize it as a set of cohesive walking tours through different neighborhoods, with a focus on shopping and cultural highlights.

Unknown said...

Nice way to highlight some of the hot spots in the business district downtown.

I'd definitely want to add the downtown public library to your list. It gets points for being historical and cultural. I'd like to see the suspension bridge noted too. They're both right along the path you've already started anyway.


Anonymous said...

And, speaking of libraries, the Mercantile, to which, I believe, you belong, welcomes - no, make that encourages visitors to its 11th floor home at 414 Walnut.

Randy Simes said...

Thanks for the good suggesstions. I have added the Cincinnati Main Library, John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, Mercantile Library, Dixie Terminal Building, and the Cincinnatian Hotel to the map.

I also reworked it slight to jut east on 4th to cross in front of the Dixie Terminal Building and eventually in front of the Mercantile Library...bumping the distance up to 2.8 miles.

Randy Simes said...

Pictures have now been added to most of the locations, and hyperlinks will be added soon.

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