Every now and again, it’s important to indulge in a bit of art and culture. And if you’re a resident of our Oakley apartments, you know that Cincinnati is full of both. The Drexel at Oakley is located just a short drive from the area’s best museums to learn about art, history, religion, and more. Here are a few of Cincinnati’s top museums near our apartments in Hyde Park.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Less than 15 minutes from The Drexel at Oakley is the Cincinnati Art Museum. Located in Eden Park, art-lovers will love wandering through the halls of this gorgeous museum featuring nearly 70,000 works. Guests can enjoy permanent exhibitions as well as traveling and temporary exhibitions as well. Current and upcoming exhibitions include American Painting: The Eighties Revisited and Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s. Learn more, buy tickets, and see current events and displays on the Cincinnati Art Museum website.
Cincinnati Museum Center – Cincinnati History Museum, The Children’s Museum, and Museum of Natural History & Science
This one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex is housed in the unique Union Terminal – the Cincinnati Museum Center. With over 1.4 million visitors per year, you’ll love spending a day (or days!) exploring this collection of fun and interesting museums in one amazing place. Here’s more about what they have going on.
- Cincinnati History Museum – Take a step back in time and learn all about the history of the city and the region, from early settlers to our modern Queen City. Visit the Public Landing where you’ll explore recreations of old storefronts or climb aboard a replica of the Queen of the West, an old side-wheel steamboat. Learn more and buy tickets here.
- The Children’s Museum – Children of all ages will love the hands-on experiences that are both educational and fun. There are eight educational and themed areas, two of which are designed for preschool age and younger. Kids will climb, crawl, and explore and they learn about themselves and the world around them. Learn more and buy tickets here.
- Museum of Natural History & Science – Science, history, and nature are all displayed through exhibitions and incredible artifacts. Fun for all ages, this exciting museum teaches you all about the principles of science while connecting it with history. Oh – and there’s dinosaurs! Learn more and buy your tickets here.
The Skirball Museum is the first formally established Jewish museum in the country and it’s definitely worth a visit. Through the preservation and interpretation of fine art and artifacts, this unique museum tells the story of Cincinnati’s Jewish community and global Jewish history, religion, and culture. Encouraging visitors of all faiths, the Skirball Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Learn more, view the exhibition calendar, and buy tickets here.
Taft Museum of Art
Just over 10 minutes from our Oakley apartments is the Taft Museum of Art. A living landmark in the heart of the city, this museum is known as one of the finest small art museums in the country. It even holds National Historic Landmark status for its historic house and Duncanson murals. In every period-inspired room, guests will find little gems of history with fascinating stories. There is also an outdoor historic garden, café, and shop. Learn more and buy tickets on the Taft Museum of Art website.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Open since 2004, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center pays tribute to all of the people and their efforts to abolish slavery and secure freedom for all people. The center offers visitors insight to the struggle many people have had for freedom and challenges them to contemplate the meaning of their own freedom. It also recognizes Cincinnati’s role in the Underground Railroad. Learn more and purchase tickets on the website.
The Queen City has a rich history and incredibly vibrant culture. Explore these amazing museums before coming home to The Drexel at Oakley.