A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock ‘n’ roll. Plumb the secret depths of Cincinnati with this Groupon.
- $20 for the Rookwood Factory Tour for two (a $40 value)
Led by knowledgeable guides, the 90-minute tour weaves through the streets of Cincinnati to Findlay Market, where guests learn the history of both the area and the Longworth family. Next, guests descend into the basement of the factory, where they can browse pottery molds up to 130 years old before coming back to ground level to watch artists create new pieces. Starting July 5, tours depart every Friday at 12:30 p.m.
American Legacy Tours
Initially designed as a temporary tour and fundraiser for student travel, American Legacy Tours began humbly as the Newport Gangster Tour in 2008. When met with overwhelming success, the friends who had embarked on what they thought was a temporary project decided to take root and expand, creating American Legacy Tours in 2010.
Their first order of business as an official company was to introduce the Queen City Underground Tour, an exploration of the city's underground tunnels and history as a rabbit village. Today, a cadre of educated guides leads 11 different area walking tours, including seasonal Spirit of Christmas Tours and Newport is Haunted Tours held around Halloween.
Queen City Is Haunted Tour
Most cities take pride in their past, preserving their historic triumphs and unusual claims to fame. The more macabre facets of municipal history, however, can take some digging to uncover. American Legacy Tours' Queen City is Haunted walking tours take the work out of supernatural explorations of Cincinnati. During each walk, expert guides expound on the murders and deaths of yesteryear, taking their charges through haunted buildings, spooky burial grounds, and the spot where they finally buried their dream of dancing. Historical episodes of interest include Cincinnati's Murder College, the phantoms that infest Music Hall, and the tale of the Tri-State area's most prolific killer.