As with many young people, I have a great desire to travel. I am particularly interested in traveling around the United States and meet some of the beautiful people that make this country great. Being a Catholic millennial, the root of the ideal road trip will be seeing all of the archdiocese in the country. This Dream City Trip post is about the spectacular city of Cincinnati, Ohio. If you’d like to check out the other cities, click here. But for today, here are the top six things I want to do in Cincinnati:
- St. Peter in Chains Cathedral: This church is the heart of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It’s architectural style is Greek revival. The pillars in front of the church welcome visitors, and the pillars inside are embellished with gold. I’d love you to see this place in person.
- National Underground Railroad Museum: This place sounds so interesting! The museum commemorates the heroism of those who helped slaves escape the oppressive south for northern freedom during our country’s less prideful years. It also shares stories of freedom and equality through the Civil Rights Movement through today. Contrary to what much of the media may suggest, our country has come a long way in race relations, though there is still a lot of work to do.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House: The author best known for Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that may have help inspire the abolition of slavery and begin the Civil War. Stowe lived in the house for a time and today it remembers the great work she did to ring about freedom in this country.
- Cincinnati Playhouse: I love a good stage performance and this theatre, with its modern design, looks like a good evening waiting to happen. After perusing their site, I see some classic pieces like Romeo and Juliet, and some stories I’m unfamiliar with, like The Last Firefly. The photographs of the stage look like the set design team comes ready to play, and I hope to see it in person.
- Spring Grove Cemetery: I know this sounds a little weird and pretty orbit, this place looks more like a magnificent garden…with headstones.
- American Sign Museum: A museum dedicated to the restoration and preservation of various signs from around our country and throughout our history sounds delightfully strange. Why someone would think to hold on to street signs, diner signs, and whatever other types of sings there are, I don’t know. But look forward to the opportunity to ask someone.
Although this is only the third city in this series, Cincinnati sounds delightfully peculiar. I hope I have the chance to visit and find out if the people are just as diverse as the city’s attractions.
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