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The Banks

Your guide to downtown’s bustling riverfront at The Banks.

Park once and enjoy everything downtown has to offer. 

Vibrant energy setting the pulse for the downtown riverfront.

A major attraction at The Banks, the Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center was built for the audience experience, offering an intimate yet spacious setting. Offering both indoor and outdoor venues, the state-of-the-art facility hosts a wide variety of musical acts, spanning all genres. Visitors can enjoy a live concert while taking in the scenic riverfront view.

Visit Smale Riverfront Park, one of the nation’s top riverwalks.

Ranked by USA Today readers as a Top 5 Riverwalk in the nation, Smale Riverfront Park offers walking trails, water features, swings, and other amenities to enjoy, while taking in the beautiful views of the Ohio River and the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. If you have kids in tow, make sure to visit Carol Ann’s Carousel, featuring 44 characters and illustrations incorporating Cincinnati landmarks. Enclosed in a glass building, the carousel is open year-round.

Grab a beer and explore the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).

Spanning from Paul Brown Stadium to the west and Great American Ballpark to the east, the DORA zone includes an 85-acre entertainment area to explore, all while enjoying refreshing beverages from over 18 bars and restaurants that you can carry throughout the DORA pedestrian plaza. Guests can freely take a drink and enjoy all that this lively entertainment destination has to offer, from live music on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn next to the Moerlein Lager House, or taking a selfie next to the iconic “Sing the Queen City” art installation.

Explore Another Downtown District

Our walkable, compact downtown is made up of several districts, brimming with character. What are you in the mood for? Start planning for a refreshing afternoon or evening. You’ll be supporting one of the hundreds of unique small businesses our Downtown has to offer.