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Article posted: 6/15/2013 6:00 AM

5 free things in Cincinnati, from bridges to parks

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Dog owners chat while their pets roam around the dog park located across from Music Hall at Washington Park in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The picturesque neighborhood was named and settled by German immigrants in the 19th century.

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Yvonne Parmley kneels with her grandson, Finley MacKay, as they look toward downtown Cincinnati next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River in Covington, Ky.

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A dyed red poodle at Findlay Market in Cincinnati.

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Rachel Mardis points out over the Ohio River toward northern Kentucky with her daughter Skylar, 2, at the Eden Park Overlook in Cincinnati.

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Hannah Bailey, left, runs the bases with sister Eva Bailey on a baseball diamond floral display set up on Fountain Square in Cincinnati.

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With dueling nicknames of The Queen City for its beauty and Porkopolis for its love of, well, pork, Cincinnati cannot be pigeonholed. After decades of declining growth, Ohio's third-largest city is on a huge upswing, pumping billions of dollars into new development and revitalization. Although visitors can drop plenty of cash on a Reds or Bengals game, gambling in a new $400 million casino, or eating some of that much-loved pork, arguably the best things to do in Cincinnati are absolutely free.
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    • Dog owners chat while their pets roam around the dog park located across from Music Hall at Washington Park in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The picturesque neighborhood was named and settled by German immigrants in the 19th century.
    • Yvonne Parmley kneels with her grandson, Finley MacKay, as they look toward downtown Cincinnati next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River in Covington, Ky.
    • A dyed red poodle at Findlay Market in Cincinnati.
    • Rachel Mardis points out over the Ohio River toward northern Kentucky with her daughter Skylar, 2, at the Eden Park Overlook in Cincinnati.
    • Hannah Bailey, left, runs the bases with sister Eva Bailey on a baseball diamond floral display set up on Fountain Square in Cincinnati.
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