Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Fountain Square, Cincinnati (must see)

Fountain Square is considered to be the heart of Cincinnati. The city square was founded in 1871 in what was then the center of the city. The plaza is in the midst of downtown Cincinnati and is surrounded by shops, restaurants and hotels.

The defining feature of Fountain Square is the fountain itself. The Tyler Davidson Fountain, also known as The Genius of Water, is one of the most visited attractions in the city. It was a gift to the city from Henry Probasco in honor of his business partner and brother-in-law, Tyler Davidson.

The bronze-cast fountain is 43 feet tall. It features a nine-foot cast of a woman with her arms outstretched and four representations of the uses of water. An inscription on the fountain reads "To the People of Cincinnati."

Fountain Square is an easy walk from a number of other locations in Cincinnati. It is only minutes away by foot from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Smale Riverfront Park.

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Fountain Square on Map

Sight Name: Fountain Square
Sight Location: Cincinnati, USA (See walking tours in Cincinnati)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Cincinnati, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Cincinnati

Create Your Own Walk in Cincinnati

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
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