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Carew Tower

Open Now: 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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441 Vine St, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2821
+1 513-241-3888
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Reviewed yesterday

$6.00 to go up the tower and get a view of Cincinnati. Was it worth it? Yes, if you like that kind of thing, which I do. The architecture and the sprawling views are cool. The tiny elevator is funny, you do have to climb...More

Thank Molly L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our teenaged children up to the top of Carew Tower. The day was cool, but clear and we were able to see the best views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. I am glad that we are a local family who can say that...More

Thank tink1033
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went up the classic old elevator of this building. Then took a very small older elevator up the final few floors before walking up some stairs. The views were great, early evening with a nice sunset. The wind can take your breath away, a wonderful...More

Thank Passenger402055
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG...the view 49 stories up in the Carew Tower was amazing! Such a perfect way to see Cincinnati with a birds eye view. I would consider this to be a must see!

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Carew Tower. The building itself is very neat to look at. You ride the first elevator up 45 floors, then a teeny tiny elevator for 3 floors, then walk 2 flights of stairs. It cost $6 to go on the...More

Thank Sooner_1203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are spending time in the downtown core area and need something to do, there are great views at night from the observation area.

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The viewing area is on 49 th floor of building and provides great views if the city and 3 States Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana well worth the 6$6!

Thank 320KEVIN
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Great 360 degree views of all of Greater Cincinnati! (No admission charge for Veterans and family.) Besides the wonderful views, the history and greatness of the tower and arcade are enjoyable and significant. Rookwod pottery tiles adorn two of the arches in the arcade. Really...More

Thank vinomanfla
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

It was a very nice view and luckily there was a security guard downstairs to direct us because on a Sunday nothing was open in the tower and there were no signs. It’s was kind of eerie walking around. We expected this to have a...More

Thank MrsLtraveler
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a beautiful, calm day to see all of Cincinnati and the surrounding area from the rooftop viewing area. Do be aware there is a gift shop at the top with a small fee ($6 per person) to be out on the deck area.

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Jonathan G
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is no charge for the elevator. The first elevator goes to the 45th floor where you have to change to a smaller one but you do have to walk up the last two flights..
November 10, 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
There is just an observation deck.
October 8, 2017|
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Response from donau2015 | Reviewed this property |
It is indeed open all year round.