Directions to Cincinnati Museum Center

 


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Southbound I-75 (from Dayton, Sharonville)

Take I-75 south toward downtown Cincinnati. Take the right side exit, Exit 2A, Western Avenue. Merge onto Western going south (do not turn); Museum Center entrance is on the right at the third traffic light.

Southbound I-71 (from Columbus, Kenwood, Montgomery)

Take I-71 south toward downtown Cincinnati. Once downtown, follow the signs for I-75 N through the Lytle tunnel. As you exit the tunnel, get into the second lane from the left for the I-75 north exit. Once on I-75 north, take the first exit on the right, Exit 1G, Liberty St./Ezzard Charles Drive. At end of the exit merge left to turn left at the light and travel straight to Museum Center entrance.

Northbound I-75/I-71 (Kentucky, Lexington, Louisville)

As you cross the bridge into Ohio, get into the second lane from the left for Exit 1D, US 50 W. River Road. Once on River Road stay left to immediately take the Gest Street exit. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Gest Street, stay in the right lane and turn right at the first traffic light (Freeman Avenue /Winchell Avenue). Follow the overhead signs to Ezzard Charles Drive. At the light, turn left on Ezzard Charles Drive and travel straight to the Museum Center entrance.

Northbound I-471 (Kentucky)

Take I-471 north. Follow the signs for I-75/US 50 west. The exit is on the right. On Route 50 west (Ft. Washington Way) get into the second lane from the left to follow the signs for I-75 north. Once on I-75 north take the first exit on the right, exit 1G, Liberty St./Ezzard Charles Dr. At the light, turn left and travel straight to Museum Center entrance.

Eastbound on I-74 E (from Indianapolis)

Follow I-74 east to I-75 south, toward downtown Cincinnati. Exit 2A, Western Avenue will be on the right. Take this exit and merge onto Western Avenue going south (do not turn); the entrance to Museum Center is on the right at the third traffic light.

Eastbound on River Road, Route 50 (from Saylor Park)

Take the Freeman Avenue exit. Go straight until you see the I-75 north entrance ramp and continue straight following the overhead signs for Ezzard Charles Drive. At the light, turn left on Ezzard Charles Drive and travel straight to the Museum Center entrance.

Westbound Columbia Pkwy, Route 50 (from Mariemont)

Follow US 50 west into downtown. When you get near the stadiums on Ft. Washington Way, get into the second lane from the left for the I-75 north exit. Once on I-75 north, take the first exit on the right, Exit 1G, Liberty St./Ezzard Charles Drive. Merge left at the end of the exit. Turn left at the light and travel straight to the Museum Center entrance.

From Downtown

Take I-75 north to Ezzard Charles Dr., exit 1G. Access is easy from 4th, 6th or 8th Streets. At end of the exit merge left to turn left at the light and travel straight to Museum Center entrance. OR take any street north to Central Parkway, turn left. Go west and bear north with Central Parkway. At the Music Hall light, turn left onto Ezzard Charles Dr. You will need to be on the left of the divider to make this turn. Ezzard Charles ends at Museum Center.

Bus Service

The Cincinnati Metro No.1 bus connects downtown to Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Zoo and Mt. Adams. There is a stop near the Museum Center entrance. Download schedule

Train Service

Union Terminal is also an Amtrak station. Click here to plan a trip to or from Cincinnati by train. Overnight parking for Amtrak is available for $6 per day. Please register your car with Public Safety. To pay in advance by credit card, please call Guest Services at 513-287-7001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address and Phone

Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203

513-287-7000
800-733-2077 (toll free)
TTY: 800-750-0750
information@cincymuseum.org

 

Parking

Cincinnati Museum Center parking is $6 per vehicle. After 4:30 p.m., parking is $4 per vehicle.

Overnight parking for Amtrak is available for $6 per day. Please register your car with Public Safety. To pay in advance by credit card, please call Guest Services at 513-287-7001.