When a student gets accepted to multiple universities and colleges, they have to look at each of the prospective schools and see what they have to offer. A big part of that comparison is examining the city the school is in. A school could offer exceptional facilities, top faculty, and a vibrant campus. However, if the city has little to offer students, it can be difficult to make the decision to go there. Fortunately for us, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is situated in a vibrant and diverse city that connects cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and states.
Whether you’re a new student at CCMS or thinking about applying, our mortuary student travel guide highlights some of the most popular places to visit in Cincinnati. As a mortuary science student, your academics should always come first and foremost. With that in mind, it’s also important to make time to socialize, have some fun and unwind.
Below we’ve compiled a least of 10 must-see destinations in Cincinnati for CCMS students to visit.
These are just a selection of the many attractions and destinations Cincinnati has to offer. If you want to make the most of your time at CCMS, make sure to schedule some time to get out with friends and explore your new city.
While it’s important to put time and effort into your studies, the memories you create with your classmates will be the things that make you smile when you look back on your time with us.
Jungle Jim’s International Market
Jungle Jim’s International Market has been dubbed a food lover’s paradise. The international food market is open daily and boasts over 6 and a half acres of food. With food from over 70 countries, fresh produce, restaurants and so much more, this attraction has something for everyone to enjoy.
Cincy Brew Bus
Cincinnati has a rich history of beer brewing. A city that was once home to a beer baron empire, the city now boasts more than 50 breweries. The Cincy
Brew Bus lets you explore some of these breweries and the tour includes samples at each stop. Not a beer drinker? Make sure to ask about one of their tours to local wineries and distilleries.
Rent RedBikes Downtown
There’s no better way to explore the city and get some exercise than by renting a redbike downtown. For just $8, you can rent the bike for 24 hours to ride around the city and take in everything it has to offer. The only catch is you need to check in at a redbike station every 60 minutes to avoid being charged again.
Carew Tower Observation Deck
If you really want to see everything in Cincinnati, make sure to visit the Carew Tower Observation Deck. For just $4, you can see Cincinnati like never before.
This historic park in downtown Cincinnati is a popular destination for locals and tourists. The park is home to different events every weekend so there’s always something happening. Take a walk through this beautiful area exploring the snack stands, a dog park, a playground, water fountain, and so much more.
Do love history and space exploration? If so, make sure to check out the oldest observatory in the Western hemisphere. Located at Mt. Lookout, the Cincinnati Observatory is a national historic landmark and home to the world’s oldest telescope which has been used from 1845 to present.
Kings Island offers fun for everyone year-round. In the fall, the island is home to Halloween haunt with rides, mazes and outdoor fun. In the winter, the space is transformed into a winter wonderland, with ice skating, concerts, and plenty of sweet treats.
Cincinnati offers plenty of entertainment for students year-round. During your time at CCMS, students are encouraged to make the most of it and explore the many hidden gems situated throughout the city. Talk to your classmates and explore some of their favorite places to visit as well. Who knows what you’ll stumble across, it could become your favorite place to escape to when you need a break from studying.
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
For more than seven generations, Spring Grove Cemetery has been a part of Cincinnati’s rich tradition and history. A National Historic Landmark, the cemetery captures and preserves the beauty of Cincinnati with calming lakes and long winding roads in a beautiful outdoor setting. The 733-acre garden is a wonderful educational facility for people of all ages to explore.
There’s nothing quite like a day spent at the Zoo. Cincinnati is fortunate to be home to this incredible facility that features more than 200 species of animals. Come explore the various animal habitats, enjoy the rides and shows, have up close encounters with various animals and so much more. Between now and March 8, 2018 tickets can be purchased for half price and cost only $9.95.
Taft Museum of Art
If you’re a student on a budget, make sure to check out the Taft Museum of Art. Free for everyone on Sundays, this historic museum features art exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and several forms of programming. This historic house was constructed in 1820 and is a National Historic Landmark.
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center is a state of the art multi-museum complex set in Union Terminal, a historic train station and National Historic Landmark. The museum complex features several museums as well as the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater. The museum complex is one of the largest cultural institutions in the city and features multiple exhibits, art collections, cultural events and so much more.
American Sign Museum
Set in a 20,000 square foot space, the American Sign Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the United States. The museum features more than 100 years of American sign history and lets you explore the history of sign technologies and designs. The museum offers guided tours in which the tour guide will share stories behind the signs, the history of this industry, and answer any questions you may have.