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A Glimpse of the Past in Downtown Cincinnati

Located amidst the modern urban landscape of downtown Cincinnati, the Lytle Park Historic District presents a unique intersection of past and present. With its beautiful seasonal flower beds of tulips and chrysanthemums Lytle Park presents the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Originally a hardwood forest, the park can trace its history back to the 18th century when it was the early site of Fort Washington, built in 1789. Offering a distinctive contrast with the contemporary cityscape surrounding it, this historic part of Cincinnati's Central Business District is home to stunning examples of the Georgian, Greek Revival, and Italianate architectural styles, along with an 11-foot bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln facing the entrance of the park.



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  • Playground
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  • What are the popular things to do around Lytle Park?

    Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, the Lytle Park Historic District is minutes away from popular local attractions like the Taft Museum of Art, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Visitors can also enjoy Riverside Food Tours or catch a game at the Great American Ball Park, less than a mile away.
  • What are best places to eat near Lytle Park?

    Visitors to the Lytle Park Historic District can enjoy a plethora of great dining options in downtown Cincinnati. Sip on a hand-crafted cocktail at The Phelps Bar, grab a delicious bite at Burrito Joe’s, or step inside Restaurant L for an inventive upscale dining experience.

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