Museums are a great spot for a first date, or 21st date, because they allow the two of you time to talk and catch up as you stroll through the exhibits. While you might automatically think of Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Art Museum or Contemporary Art Center, there are many museums around greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky that you might not even know exist or if you do, you might not have had the opportunity to visit before. Here’s our list of interesting greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky museums to visit on a date:
- American Sign Museum – This museum is dedicated to telling the story of signs – from how they are created, how they have evolved and changed through the years, and what they say about our history and culture. Tickets are $15, and hours vary. Visit americansignmuseum.org for more info.
- Heritage Village Museum – Interested in what life might have been like in the 1800’s? This is the museum for you. Experience the simplicity of small town life as it might have been in Ohio 200 years ago. Tours, special events, demonstrations, and more. Admission $3. For hours and special events visit heritagevillagecincinnati.org
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House — Not just a museum, but also a nationally registered historic site, Harriet Beecher Stowe House focuses on the life of the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin as well as the Underground Railroad movement, and life of the family during the 1830’s to 1860’s. For information on hours and more, please visit stowehousecincy.org
- Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum – You’ve never experienced a museum, or park, quite like Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. Home to monumental pieces of sculpture set among the picturesque meadows and forest of this large park, Pyramid Hill aims to provide an arts experience that will encourage public engagement with not only the arts but the natural world as well. In addition to the many more modern sculptures, Pyramid Hill is also home to a 10,000 square foot Ancient Sculpture Museum displaying Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan sculpture that is thousands of years old. For hours, maps of the park, and more, please visit: pyramidhill.org
- Vent Haven Museum – The only museum of it’s kind in the world (according to the website), Vent Haven Museum of ventriloquism is home to more than 800 ventriloquist figures, thousands of photographs, playbills and more as well as an extensive library ventriloquism books – some of which date back to the 1700’s. For more information on hours and location, please visit: venthavenmuseum.com
- Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum – The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is a must-visit museum for anyone who is a fan of America’s Pastime. Preserving history, and providing inspiration for the next generation of baseball player and Cincinnati Reds fans, the Reds Hall of Fame is the largest team hall of fame in all of baseball. 10 galleries, including Hall of Records, Glory Days, and more. For information on admission and hours, please visit: mlb.com/reds/hall-of-fame
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wealth of arts, culture, and history you can find in different museums around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Do you have a favorite museum that is perfect for a date? Tell us in the comments.