The newest tour by American Legacy Tours "Iconic Cincinnati Tour: Secrets, Symbols and Sky Scrapers", the same guys who've brought gangsters, breweries and the Civil Wars to life in OTR and Newport have set out to do the same thing downtown. We got to ride along on the very first test run and it was everything you expect, landmarks and back stories filled in with and aside or two. I'm excited about this one because although I've lived downtown for eight years now there are still new things I learn every day. The tour begins at Fountain Square, and why not, the modern story of Cincinnati revolves around the Tyler Davidson Fountain Genius of water.
First on the agenda, facts about the Genius of water, I learned the water in the small ring basins is not recirculated and is potable.
Try it and then watch the expression on peoples faces.
Not too many people can claim to have been inside the Masonic Building, this is worth the whole trip by its self.
One of fifteen life masks of Lincoln.
Up to the observation deck on Carew, funny how Mac never strayed too far from the exact center of the deck.
The PNC Building was the tallest building in the U.S. outside of NYC when it was built.
A couple landmarks you can see from the top of Carew that the tour didn't touch on is you can see my first apartment and current condo from the top of Carew, funny that Carew has shaped my view of the city since moving to Cincinnati.
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