The Union Terminal in Cincinnati houses the cities historical society as well as its Natural History Museum and the Cinergy Children’s Museum in addition to an Omnimax theater.
My favorite part of this wonderful complex is in the entrance to the Historical Society where you can see “Cincinnati in Motion.”
It is a model city representing Cincinnati from 1890 to 1940 and offers every kind of transportation that once thrived in the riverside city.
The exhibit is modeled in “S” gauge, or scaled at 3/16th of an inch to each foot. It covers 4,000 square feet and has over 1,200 buildings all built to a pricise scale. There are 18 working miniature locomotives and 12 streetcars running around and through the exhibit. There is even a small flying model airplane. Buildings that burst into flame, a view of Coney Island and even Mount Adams.
For anyone who loves models this exhibit alone could be the reason for an One Tank Trip to Cincinnati, but there are also all the other attractions in the complex and you are right in downtown Cincinnati one of Ohio’s major cities. To learn more visit the museum’s website at www.cincymuseum.org.