10 Random Facts About Cincinnati
Whether you’re just moving to “The Nati” or are a long-time resident wanting to brush up on your local knowledge, get to know Cincinnati through the 10 random facts about the city below.
Located at the intersection of three states – Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana – Cincinnati is known for its rolling hills, downtown riverfront, award-winning football and baseball teams and chili made with a touch of cinnamon. Whether you’re just moving to “The Nati” or are a long-time resident wanting to brush up on your local knowledge, get to know Cincinnati through the 10 random facts about the city below.
- Need to get away? Cincinnati is located within one hour’s flight or a day’s drive to 60 percent of the U.S. population.*
- Cincinnati is a leader in production of machine tools, playing cards, soaps, detergents, building materials, cans, chemicals, clothing, cosmetics, electronic equipment, jet engines and valves.*
- The region surrounding and including Cincinnati boasts 5,000 acres of parks and green space, miles of trails and scenic overlooks along the Ohio River Corridor.*
- The Cincinnati Museum Center drew in 1.8 million visitors in 2008, making it one of the most visited museums in the country, according to Forbes Traveler magazine.*
- Cincinnati has one of the largest collections of 19th-century Italianate architecture in the U.S., particularly in its Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
- Known for Cincinnati chili, spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice or chocolate, Cincinnati has been called the Chili Capital of America and the World. Cincinnatians eat more than 2 million pounds of chili each year topped by 850,000 pounds of shredded cheese.
- Interstate 275, the city’s outer belt, is the longest loop highway in the country at 83.71 miles long.
- Cincinnati has quite a few nicknames, including The Queen City, The Queen of the West, The Blue Chip City, The City of Seven Hills and Porkopolis, for when it was the world’s major pork processing center.
- Famous Cincinnati natives and residents include Carmen Electra, Doris Day, Drew and Nick Lachey, George Clooney, Jerry Springer, Pete Rose, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steven Spielberg, Ted Turner and William Howard Taft.
- “Rain Man,” “Lost in Yonkers,” “Milk Money,” “Traffic, “Summer Catch,” “Seabiscuit” and “Elizabethtown” have all been filmed in Cincinnati.
* Facts are from www.cincinnatiusa.com.