Fountain Square

Plaza, Park, and Fountain
Central Business District, Cincinnati
  • Mandy J.
    "Watch a broomball game at Fountain Square after work on M-W."(2 Tips)
    Tatiana D.
    "Check out the Christmas lights and skating rink!!!"(4 Tips)
    Abigail (Cress) B.
    "Great free outdoor movie series in the summer months"(2 Tips)
    Jim W.
    "live music during the summer."(6 Tips)
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  • ice skating
  • broomball
  • big screens
  • people watching
  • scenic views
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  • Kim D.
    Kim DavisJuly 29, 2016
    Great venue for families. The fountain is beautiful ! This summer, Thursday's are salsa night, with a live band and packed "dance floor!"
  • Ed P.
    Ed PaffSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The four figures around the rim were originally designed as drinking fountains, and visitors can still drink from them. The water that flows from these figures is fresh, not chlorinated, water.
  • Jimmy S.
    Jimmy SamsJuly 30, 2013
    Having a father/son dinner here at McCormick and Schmidt's. The atmospher is so phenomenal it makes you want to upgrade your vocabulary just to consume the incredible food served.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 4, 2011
    Did you know? The fountain symbolizes water’s blessings. “The Lady” is the “Genius of Water,” the 4 large figures represent water’s practical uses and the 4 child figures are the pleasures of water. Read more
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    For great photos of the fountain: set your camera on a tripod and use a long exposure (2-5 seconds) to capture the running water. Get Carew or the colored lights above Rock Bottom in the background.
  • Tim W.
    Tim WalkerJune 5, 2014
    A great place to hang, especially during events; Opening Day, Cincinatti Pig Marathon, Taste of Cincinatti. Be sure to sign ORG petition to give Ohio the vote on medical marijuana.
  • Martha C.
    Martha CarrollMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When you park at fountain square, use your credit card on the way in, instead of getting a ticket, then you don't need to pay at the kiosk. Just use your card again at the end as your 'ticket'!
  • JoAnn R.
    JoAnn RothMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    I cannot wait for dancing to start up again. Has a nice big screen to view movies and sports. Cincinnati's Fountain Square is Nice.
  • K B.
    K BFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Do you see any water fountains? You can actually drink from the four corners of the fountain. It is table water. Just ask!
  • Focus Pointe Global
    Focus Pointe GlobalJune 13, 2014
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  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessJuly 6, 2015
    Nice place to hang when the weather is nice. They show lots of sporting events on the big screen
  • Liz M.
    Liz McCauleyJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Always something going on here. Lots of festivals, parties and celebrations. Surrounded by shopping and good food options.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinMay 31, 2015
    Nice place to rest after walking around downtown Cincy trying to find something to do. Plenty of seats to watch the changing colors on the cool fountain.
  • Keith M.
    Keith MooreMay 26, 2013
    Taste of Cincinnati, Food was awesome. Unless your drinking alcohol or lemonade b.y.o.b. Park a few blocks away and just walk down
  • Lanita
    LanitaJuly 22, 2010
    FSQ Lounge7-9 pm: Sophisticated, low-key jazz every Monday eveningSouthern Sounds Tuesdays7-9 pm: Music from live country and blues bands fill the Square.Reggae Wednesday5-9 pm: Lo
  • Cincinnati History Photos
    Fountain Square's centerpiece is the Tyler Davidson Fountain, which was donated by Henry Probasco and dedicated on October 6, 1871. 1935 photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.
  • Cincinnati History Photos
    Fountain Square during a "Made in Cincinnati" display on 8/26/1913. The Square has been remodeled significantly several times during its history. Photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There is almost always something going on so check the weather and have a good time!
    HISTORYSeptember 20, 2010
    This fountain was founded in 1871 & was a gift from Henry Probasco in memory of Tyler Davidson. Probasco traveled to Munich & commissioned a bronze allegorical fountain named The Genius of Water.
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioNovember 9, 2011
    In the heart of Cincinnati’s downtown, Fountain Square serves as the backdrop for scenes in the new film “Ides of March,” set to hit the big screens in October 2011.
  • Linda L.
    Always something going on. Lots of tables to eat items picked up from neighboring restaurants
  • ʞɔıu d.
    ʞɔıu dןoʌJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fountain statue is called the 'Genious of Water'. This is out of irony because the guy tasked with giving it a name in 1987 drew a blank and all his friends mocked him like oh you're a real genius
  • Peter F.
    Peter FosterJuly 12, 2013
    Get a Kolsch beerand sit on the patio with the Nachos - chilled.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DJune 1, 2014
    There are a lot of 'winos' and drunks! Can't really sit down without being harassed!
  • Keith H.
    Keith HeardJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a seat on the Via Vite terrace, perfect spot to eat, drink and people watch.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WirschingApril 13, 2012
    Come on over to Mynt Martini! Happy hour from 3-8 weekdays and the best nightlife spot in the city!!!
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take time to look down. Sometimes the reflections in the puddles are the most beautiful part of the square.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fountain Square hosts the official Cincinnati Christmas Tree. They light it each year at a huge party on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
  • Jakob K.
    Jakob Kramer-JensenDecember 2, 2011
    free concerts here are the best. ALSO CHRISTMAS HERE IS A MUST.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SteeleSeptember 9, 2012
    alway some activity going on concerts, beer tastings, reds celebrations and centerpiece of Cincinnati downtown
  • Kareem S.
    Kareem SimpsonAugust 25, 2010
    Lunch on the Square is awesome! Grab a bite @ Chipotle and eat on the Square while watching the city pass by you.
  • Sophia T.
    Sophia ThurmondJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free events every day this summer! Definitely worth checking out. Lots of bars and entertainment within walking distance.
  • Bobby U.
    Bobby UhlenbrockSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sunday night movie series is usually family-friendly.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrantOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for the spray of water from the fountain... It is windy today!
  • US National Archives
    Sneak a peek into the past and view this photo of a1970s D'aug Days Festival of Arts found in our Documerica collection. Read more
  • R B.
    R BFebruary 10, 2015
    Plenty to do on the square! Picturesque place;
  • Fourthisto
    FourthistoJuly 1, 2011
    Indie Summer Series every Friday night June til September. Start the weekend off with a win!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MooreJanuary 15, 2011
    Great place for family fun and entertainment for free Read more
  • Tonya B.
    Tonya BurnsJuly 14, 2012
    Sea Bird Concert
  • Katie M.
    Katie MarkgrafApril 19, 2016
    Food truck Tuesdays in the summer!
  • Abigail (Cress) B.
    Great free outdoor movie series in the summer months
  • Olusegun O.
    Olusegun OdedeSeptember 2, 2014
    Great atmosphere and view
  • Allison H.
    Allison HorstOctober 6, 2011
    Free movies, concerts, and al that fun stuff
  • Genius of W.
    Genius of WaterJune 23, 2010
    Text "FOUNTAIN" to "85944" to donate $10 for Fountain Square programming. Keep events free and fun on the Square! Read more
  • Jim W.
    Jim WhittenburgMay 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Friday nights on the square is the place to be for live music during the summer.
  • Amberly S.
    Amberly StephensonJanuary 5, 2013
    Ice skating is Cool this time of the year
  • John A.
    John AriosaOctober 17, 2011
  • Lynda P.
    Lynda PooleMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    During the summer .... Music on weeknights & Movies on weekends Read more
  • Dallas W.
    Dallas WinklerSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite parts of downtown.
  • Dom S.
    Dom SantoleriJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuesday for lunch on the square!
  • Tatiana D.
    Tatiana DangerNovember 9, 2011
    Check out the Christmas lights and skating rink!!!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • masseurG G.
    masseurG GAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Yup, it's hoppin'.
  • Jason T.
    Jason TaylorJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to get outside and eat lunch!
  • Gene S.
    Gene StithOctober 13, 2012
    Nice place to rest the legs.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BartoSeptember 7, 2015
    It's a beautiful spot amazing
  • Brent P.
    Brent PattersonAugust 29, 2011
    Check out the MPMF free Friday music series!
  • Christy H.
    Christy HendricksNovember 22, 2014
    The PNC summer music festivals!
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SherbourneDecember 2, 2011
    Love going Ice Skating.down here
  • Julie W.
    Julie WigginsAugust 16, 2014
    Great spot
  • John L.
    John LayAugust 16, 2012
    Great place to eat lunch
  • Laura O.
    Laura OliverOctober 21, 2012
    Always something going on.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MeadorsJuly 14, 2013
    Here to see Santino perform.
  • Alicia G.
    Alicia GoodnerDecember 30, 2011
    Hold onto your purses tight! :)
  • Bill D.
    Bill DonabedianMay 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to know what's happening on Fountain Square, visit Read more
  • Genius of W.
    Genius of WaterJune 28, 2010
    Want to know what's going on at Fountain Square? Call the event line, 513.763.8036.
  • Jen H.
    Jen HuffmanMay 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    While you're on the square, check out Mynt Martini!
  • Mandy J.
    Mandy JenkinsJanuary 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch a broomball game at Fountain Square after work on M-W.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BavermanJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Broomball and Tom + Chee!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LoomisJanuary 16, 2010
    Ice skating! On horrible ice, but who cares?
  • Sergio E.
    Todos los jueves la mejor fiesta latina!! Un par de chilenos de vacaciones lo pasamos muy bien!!!! #gleeysergioincincinnati
  • Clarence S.
    Clarence ShawDecember 13, 2014
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