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Do you live in Cincinnati, OH or have an upcoming trip planned to the city? Are you looking to step off the beaten track and discover Cincinnati’s more unusual side? Cincinnati is absolutely loaded with activities, sightseeing opportunities, and events throughout the year, but not everyone is happy with the typical touristy things.

If that’s the case then you’ll want to read on as we’ve put together a list of the top four unusual activities you can try the next time you are in Cincinnati. For residents, these may be activities you didn’t even know existed in your hometown.

The American Sign Museum


Here’s a really cool museum that you won’t find anywhere else: the American Sign Museum. Just as you might have guessed, this is a museum filled with signs, which ends up being an incredible sight to take in. The museum is filled with that distinct neon buzz, as every wall and ceiling is covered in unique signs. The collection starts in the 1970s and dates back as far as the 1800s. Those with a love and interest in pop culture and history will definitely want to be sure they swing by for a visit.

The Cincinnati Escape Room

Maybe you’re on the hunt for adventure and intrigue. If that’s the case, then an evening at the Cincinnati Escape Room is just what you’re looking for. Prepared to be locked in a room and given 60 minutes to find all the clues you need to escape. This is a real life puzzle adventure that is an absolute blast as a couple or as a group of friends to experience together.

Explore by Pedal Wagon

Sometimes, it’s all about the journey rather than the destination, which is why the pedal wagon is the perfect way to explore the city. The company Pedal Wagon Cincinnati is one that is offering tourists, and residents, a whole new way to experience the city. Here, you will be working together to pedal your way around the city and explore all its top sights. This isn’t your average bike ride though, as the pedal wagon seats a large number of people and even features a canopy on top.


The Lucky Cat Museum

Are you feeling a little low on luck? If so a visit to the Lucky Cat Museum may be able to turn that around, and give you a very unusual way to spend an afternoon. This museum is home to those cute little cat figurines that are typically found in Asian restaurants. The figurines are called the Maneki-neko, which is a symbol that has been part of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years. They are meant to give luck to the owner of the figurine, specifically, financial luck.

Don’t Settle for the Ordinary

A trip to Cincinnati means you’ve got the opportunity to step outside the box and discover some rather unusual sights and activities. This is just a small glimpse of what the city has to offer in terms of unique and unusual.


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