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Courtesy the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network

Key Info

Main Street

Price & Hours

Free

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Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The German-style MainStrasse Village is on the National Register of Historic Places and makes for a lovely place to stroll. Nearly every month there is a vibrant event to attend, like Goettafest in June and the World's Longest Yard Sale in August. There are also restaurants that range from French (Chez Nora) to Italian (GoodFellas Pizzeria) and of course, German (Strasse Haus and more). And there are a number of little shops and boutiques to explore as well.

One TripAdvisor user says you "can't go wrong with a walk through the village. Great chops, cute eateries, attractive bars, tree lined cobble streets and a working glockenspiel."

MainStrasse Village is actually located across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Covington, Ky., but it's a quick trolley ride away via the TANK-operated Southbank Shuttle. You can also drive and park in the free visitor lot. For more information, visit the community's website.

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