The Queen City Of The West
Cincinnati was America's second city—home to greatest repository of cultural and business centers west of the Alleghenies. Chicago
may have outgrown Cincinnati and manifest destiny may have brought Americans to the Pacific and beyond, but many of the institutions that made Cincinnati one of the country's greatest 19th century cities can still be found there today. The second oldest zoo in the country, America's first telescope and dozens of museums (including the converted art deco train depot, Union Terminal), make Cincinnati a worthwhile stop for any traveler looking for the soul of America.