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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

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Good exhibits but way too much reading required.

The hands on question/answer exhibits were a good break from all the other reading. Two movies are played in the theater. The cost for adults is $15 each. Parking was plentiful... read more

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Berea, Kentucky
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hands on question/answer exhibits were a good break from all the other reading. Two movies are played in the theater. The cost for adults is $15 each. Parking was plentiful on Friday. Though if there are games in town, the museum is right along the riverfront along with all the sports stadiums and parking could be an issue then.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed going to this place.... some neat exhibits.... but the people working there seemed to be going through the motions.... and the lines.... lord have mercy the lines...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent museum. Highly informative and very relevant to our history. Well planned out exhibits, great guides to explain the details and a beautiful riverfront location. We did not plan enough time there so make sure you give yourself most of a day, Well worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was educational. We saw so much of history. The place was laid out.I hope you get a chance to take your children to see how others overcame adversity.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected a lot given the historical characters from the area but the center offered more than just the history of slavery in America. It also dealt with modern day issues such as forced labor, child labor and sex trade. Many interactive exhibits and interesting for kids and adults. Don't miss the piece of the Berlin Wall near the entrance.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very well conceived and produced. Founded upon the tragedy of slavery in America, it leads one on to realize the horrific state of such things throughout the world today.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

October 2016. Together with visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King's birthplace and grave in the ATL and this museum gives you a rich trifecta in American History involving Blacks & Africans in our country. Earlier in the week in Cleveland, I visited the Rock n Roll Museum, and I found this museum more interesting,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about so much more than the history of slavery. The majority of museum is about slavery with life size cabins that you can walk into and sense what that experience was like. However also involved with modern day salavwry like human trafficking and bringing awareness.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great place to learn about African American history. This place gave a lot of information about the struggle of African Americans. The Mandela exhibit was phenomenal and I would love to visit again.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My six year old son has a precocious fascination with the Underground Railroad and wanted to visit a "stop" on it. After some research, I learned that the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was in nearby Cincinnati (We live in Indianapolis) and suggested we visit. The Center's exhibits seemed dwarfed by the cavernous, imposing stone building, situated on the northern... More 

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