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Maps & Directions

View the Central Business District Map. Hard copies are available at the Cincinnati USA Visitor Center on Fountain Square. And, from each listing throughout this website of where to eat, shop, stay and play downtown, you have the option to Google map your destination and view parking.

For the runners and walkers in the crowd, here is a fun route that starts and ends at Fountain Square and crosses the Ohio River four times for a total distance of 5.5 miles.


Getting Around

Visit Roapmap Cincy to find the best way to navigate through current downtown construction zones and find updates and alternate routes.



Driving Directions

How to get downtown if you're headed...


On I-71/75: take the Second Street exit immediately after the bridge. Turn north up Elm, Vine or Main streets.  On I-471: take the Sixth Street exit.


On I-71: take the Third Street exit that begins before Lytle Tunnel. Turn north up Elm, Vine or Main Streets.  On I-75: take the 7th Street exit (on the right) or the 5th Street exit (on the left). Keep straight after light at the end of ramp.

A special note on major road construction: the Third Street off-ramp from I-71 southbound will be closed for one year beginning July 20, 2016. Traffic will be detoured as follows: Gilbert to East Eighth to Sycamore to Third to I-71 South. 


On U.S. 50: take the Second Street exit. Turn north up Elm, Vine or Main Streets. Or exit Fifth Street.


On U.S. 50 (Columbia Parkway): take the Third Street exit. Turn north up Elm, Vine or Main Streets. Or exit Sixth Street.

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