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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
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+1 513-333-7500
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

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Good experience for young children

A great building & design. Must visit if you have young children for education. It's adjacent to the balcony on the second floor & has a marvelous view of the Ohio River. It's $15... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great building & design. Must visit if you have young children for education. It's adjacent to the balcony on the second floor & has a marvelous view of the Ohio River. It's $15 for adult but it's free on MLS day.

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museme thoufh we took a tour the staff women who gave the tour was very imformative and very friendly. She was able to answer any questions. The exhibits where good but if your going to have interactive computers have them on.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Powerful and educational lessons on the subjugation of Blacks and Native Americans throughout American history. My husband and I took our time and spent over three hours there.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is important for all Americans to visit as it helps you understand our troubled history with slavery and the efforts to escape bondage. I have discuss with the staff how some of their exhibit lighting can be improved to reduce the uneven lighting and shadows that make some texts difficult to read. Staff agreed and said they are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We headed to the museum for a quick trip before heading out of town. We waited in line almost 20 mins to purchase entry tickets with one woman working the front booth. Several other staff member walked by, but none helped her. The museum was full of good information, but I felt that it was too spread out and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so much fun when I went with my family. The tour guides were in character and really made it seen like the real thing!! Must do!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I visited this place as a result of the days forecast to be raining and we needed something indoors for our last full day in the area. We choose this place. Not too expensive and it would help kill some hours for us before going to our anniversary dinner in Newport. We arrived at 11am and left at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

TIP - Park in the underground parking garages listed on their website. Brings you right up next to the building. A very intense exhibit, a lot of reading. You start on the 3rd floor. Recommend you do part of the floor, then take a breather before continuing. There is a lot of information to read / absorb. Don't miss the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Only had a few hours but could have spent all day here. Great exhibitions and very balanced points of view which humanised not only the poor slaves but the free folk at the time also. I particularly loved the way that conflicted folk who owned slaves but knew it was horrible wrote and left histroy. No simple answers here but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited on a chilly December afternoon, very quiet, possibly a dozen or two other visitors. This is a magnificent museum sitting above the Ohio River, between the baseball and football stadiums. The museum does a decent job of depicting the story of slavery in the America's, particularly the role of the Underground Railroad (of which Cincinnati has a part).... More 

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