Cincinnati skyline at night.
Attendees of AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition: Welcome to Cincinnati, Ohio! Ohio is “The Birthplace of Aviation” and has produced more astronauts than any other state. It is a formidable leader in the aerospace industry with an annual economic impact of more than $8 billion. The state is a leader in aerospace research and development and home to GE, NASA Glenn, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and more.
While you are in Cincinnati, we encourage you to take advantage of everything the charming city has to offer. Here are some popular things to do in and around Cincinnati:
- National Museum of the United States Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH – 60 minutes from downtown Cincinnati)
The museum boasts more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display -- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology. It is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world.
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220)
The second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas and white tigers, and has a wonderful collection of felines and a delightful manatees exhibit.
- Roebling Suspension Bridge (Ohio River, Cincinnati, OH)
Cincinnati's Suspension Bridge, named after designer John A. Roebling, has been a symbol of the city since its completion in December of 1866. It was the first bridge to utilize both vertical suspenders and diagonal stays fanning from either tower.
- American Sign Museum (1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225)
Home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace the museum walls and tell stories of the past.
- Kings Island (Mason, OH – 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati)
The largest theme and water park in the Midwest offers more than 40 thrill rides including riding a tornado on "Delirium" and taking a white-knuckle ride on a runaway train.