Art & Culture near Your Cincinnati Bed and Breakfast

Staying at a Cincinnati bed and breakfast puts you close to numerous attractions. The Queen City is a great place to visit for anyone who loves art, cultural exhibits and history. From museums to historic landmarks, there is bound to be something that will appeal to you. BBOnline recommends that those staying at a Cincinnati inn spend at least one day of your trip to learning about the city's rich history and taking in some art exhibits.

Cincinnati Museum Center at union Terminal
1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
(513) 287-7000
www.cincymuseum.org

Art lovers staying at a Cincinnati Bed and Breakfast can easily spend the entire day winding their way through the museums that comprise the Cincinnati Museum Center. The city opted to turn the historic Union Terminal, built in 1933, into a venue that serves the entire community. In 1990, the area became home to the Cincinnati Museum Center. With approximately 1.47 million visitors each year and five museums on-site, the Cincinnati Museum Center has been nationally recognized as one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest. When visiting the complex, you'll find the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater, the Duke Energy Children's Museum and the Cincinnati Historical Library.

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 241-0343
www.taftmuseum.org

The Taft Museum of Art bills itself as one of the finest small art museums in America. The building, built in 1820, is home to an extensive collection of Chinese porcelains, American and European master paintings and European decorative arts. When you visit the Taft Museum of Art, you'll find some major pieces from artists like: Hals Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Goya, Whistler, Sargent and Ingres. The museum is also home to a vast collection Nazi-Era Provenance art. Most of this collection was owned by Charles and Anna Taft, who purchased it in 1931; however, the museum has collected additional pieces in the years since.

First Friday Gallery Hop
MainStrasse Village
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

If you're staying at a Cincinnati Bed and Breakfast during the first Friday of each month, you can take part in the city's First Friday Gallery Hop. The event takes place just across the Ohio River at Covington's MainStrasse Village. Expect to find parties, entertainment and original pieces of art when you attend this event.

Final Fridays
Enjoys the Arts
1338 Main St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621-4700
cincinnatiarts.com/finalfri

If you're visiting the area during the end of the month, you can join in the fun during Final Fridays. The event started with the Pendleton Art Gallery and has grown over the years to include more than 20 art galleries in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Each month, on the last Friday of the month, the galleries open their doors so that the community can get a close up view of the artisans and artists that work there. Final Fridays takes place at the Pendleton Art Center, as well as the majority of the smaller art galleries that line Main Street. There are also various restaurants, bars and nightclubs along the strip.

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 66th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 345-8400
www.contemporaryartscenter.org

If you enjoy more contemporary artwork, visit Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center. The open space in the building allows guests to engage the artists and reflect on various pieces of art. There is also an area that has been dubbed the UnMuseum. In this area there are interactive exhibits that were designed to introduce children to the contemporary style of art.