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Mt. Adams is very popular amongst locals and visitors. The area is known for it’s charm with narrow, winding streets, spectacular river and city views, a bustling commercial life and interesting examples of architectural styles including five buildings currently listed on the historic register.

This upscale residential neighborhood is located just east of downtown and is surrounded by Eden Park. The park is home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Krohn Conservatory, Playhouse in the Park and the historic Rookwood Pottery facility, which now operates as a restaurant.

Originally named Mt. Ida, it was rechristened Mt. Adams after President John Quincy Adams delivered the dedication address for the then new Cincinnati Observatory in 1843. The Cincinnati Observatory owned the most powerful telescope of its kind when it opened.

Mt. Adams is home to an important 150-year-old annual pilgrimage known as “Praying the Steps” which is a tradition carried out each year on Good Friday upon the steep, spiraling staircase leading to the Holy Cross-Immaculata Church. You can climb these stairs at any time, though, for a breathtaking and spectacular view of downtown Cincinnati, Newport, Bellevue and Covington, KY. The view is well worth the effort!

The great variety of performing and visual arts, dining and entertainment combined with the well kept Victorian homes and spectacular views make Mt Adams a memorable way to spend the afternoon or evening while in Cincinnati.

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