Why You Should Take Your Students to Cincinnati

Photos courtesy of the Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati might not have a big name for students like New York or Washington, D.C. but it is no less of an amazing destination for group travel! With several incredible museums, the largest amusement park in the Midwest, it’s world-famous zoo and botanical gardens and more – Cincinnati is full of excitement and education!

The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to five attractions/museums including an IMAX Theatre and a children’s museum! The museums are located within Cincinnati Union Terminal – the largest half-dome constructed in the western hemisphere. The former train terminal was completed in 1933 and was remodeled into the amazing museums they are today. The Cincinnati History Museum boasts several exhibits on the city’s history, while the Duke Energy Children’s Museum offers interactive learning and fun for all ages. Cincinnati Museum Center offers something amazing for every group!

Got music lovers in your group? Cincinnati is a winning bet for student musicians. From the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, to Broadway shows that can be seen at the breathtaking Aronoff Center, this city is full of cultural brilliance and excitement.

For the thrill-seekers in your group, King’s Island is an amazing addition to your itinerary. As the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest, Kings Island boasts an impressive 66 attractions, with laughs and thrills for all ages. Performance opportunities are also available for instrumental and choral groups!

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is another popular destination among student groups, and rightfully so! Exhibits explore the history and stories of the National Underground Railroad, and freedom fighters throughout history. These eye-opening exhibits offer unique perspectives and the relevance of the continued fight for freedom in the modern world.

Taken by Cassandre Crawford. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo.

Finally, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers incredible opportunities for young scientists and animal lovers alike.  The zoo is open year-round and always offering exciting events and experiences, like their extremely popular animal encounters (who doesn’t want to feed a giraffe?!) and seasonal events.

These five attractions and so many more throughout the city give ample reason to visit Cincinnati with your students! During any season, there’s plenty to do and much to learn. Let us start building your itinerary today, and check out our own Sample Itinerary for inspiration!