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Cincinnati Observatory

3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208-2563
+1 513-321-5186
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Nice place to visit. Fun to find concrete markers outside that show the distances between planets... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Great American eclipse!

I was in town, and decided to go to the observatory for the eclipse. It was awesome! Everyone there... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
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Nineteenth-century observatory, designated as a National Historic Landmark, is known as the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“date night” (5 reviews)
“big telescope” (2 reviews)
“view saturn” (2 reviews)
3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208-2563
Hyde Park
+1 513-321-5186
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. Fun to find concrete markers outside that show the distances between planets, although Pluto was supposedly buried in bushes and should be cleared off so you can find it (even if it is no longer considered a planet). Paid $5 for...More

Thank LoveToTravel3102
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I was in town, and decided to go to the observatory for the eclipse. It was awesome! Everyone there was very friendly, and it was amazing getting to see the eclipse through the Mitchell telescope!

Thank dddalton
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I didn't even know we had an observatory. Even if you are not a science lover this is a lot of fun. There's a powerpoint presentation in the beginning - this part ended up being way too long and boring that night, so we almost...More

Thank kerryab68
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Beautiful observatory, great volunteers, wonderful place for a date night if you have even a little bit of interest in space. My boyfriend and I attended one of the beginner classes at the Observatory, which you have to register and pay for beforehand (we were...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you like science, you´ll love the observatory. Beautiful location, very calm. Would recommend very highly.

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We booked online, received confirmation quickly, then paid on arrival just inside the door of the smaller building. Excellent presenters were very knowledgeable and engaging. Everyone's interest in our group of varied ages was held easily by the presenters questions and connection with the group;...More

1  Thank Providencedaisy
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Cincinnati Observatory this afternoon. It sits at the end of a quiet Cul-de-sac atop of Mt. Lookout. The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to view the sun through 3 different telescopes with a special filter . The buildings...More

3  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I visited the Observatory last weekend for something different to do. It was the first time we'd been and were only disappointed because it was mostly cloudy and didn't get to look through the telescope but for a few seconds. The tour...More

Thank ishouldbediving
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a very friendly place. Family and adult alike. The skies were clear enough that we were able to view through two different telescopes. We got to see a few planets, the moon, and a few double stars. All the people here are volunteers...More

Thank Nichole M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place is terrific. We had a talk from 2 members, 1 described the building and history of the obsevatory and the other described the universe and the night sky. We got to look through telescopes including the really big one. We saw the moon...More

1  Thank mickthebike1954
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6 September 2016|
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Response from Gene C | Reviewed this property |
Friend had passes so not sure about price,handicapped really didn't pay attention worse case probably have a website
Karla C
20 January 2016|
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Response from Providencedaisy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are telescopes for sale in the gift shop.