Arts & Culture
Greater Cincinnati is a region steeped in rich history and culture
Rolling hills and scenic river views are just the beginning of the Greater Cincinnati’s visual treasures. We’re also home to a wealth of impeccably preserved architecture, award-winning public art, a thriving local music scene and breathtaking Music Hall, where a recent $135 million restoration project reflects the region’s commitment to preserving our unique cultural heritage.
We’re Home to the:
Fifth-oldest symphony in the country
Second-oldest opera in the U.S.
Longest-running choral festival in the Western Hemisphere
Oldest and largest public arts fund in the nation.
In addition to traditional museums, the Cincinnati Zoo offers visitors a close encounter with some of the world’s most-exotic wildlife. The zoo maintains a steadfast commitment to conservation, actively protecting many of the world’s endangered species and plants.
Greater Cincinnati’s highly visible cultural legacy often surprises visitors — but it shouldn’t. Generations of our leaders worked hard to infuse arts and culture in everything we do, from strategic planning and historic preservation to our efforts to attract national performances and symposia.
Here, we understand culture isn’t just nice to have – it’s a necessary part of our region’s continued success.