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Attractions: GOLD at Cincinnati Museum Center

By Steve Carter-Novotni · February 16th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

All that glitters, the stuff of fortune and fable, greed and gilded, is at the Cincinnati Museum Center’s newest exhibit. Gold presents the history, extraction and engineering of the globe’s most valuable substance.

Among the treasures stored deep within the bowels of the Union Terminal are many unique Tiffany and Cartier pieces, Spanish doubloons and an entire room plated with gold that visitors can walk through. You can cast jealous eyes upon Susan Sarandon’s Oscar and Tom Brokaw’s Emmy and find out what your weight in gold is really worth.

You can also see Queen City Gold: Out of Vault which showcases Cincinnati's connection to gold such as William DeHart Hubbard's 1924 Olympic Gold Medal. The Cincinnati native was the first African-American to win Gold in an individual event in Olympic history.

Gold is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through May 16. Admission is via timed entry tickets every 15 minutes: $16.50 adults, $14.50 seniors and $10.50 children (ages 3-12); admission for members is $10.50 adult and $7.50 children.

Get venue details and buy tickets here.



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