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Hamilton County is a county located in the southwest corner of the state of Ohio, United States. The county seat is Cincinnati. The county is named for the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
Cincinnati may not be as well known as New York or Los Angeles, but there are plenty of things to do, places to see and, of course, food to eat. Although bus service in and around the downtown area is adequate, many activities here take place in far-flung suburbs where service is sporadic, if it exists at all. TANK service from the airport to downtown runs daily from 5 a.m. to midnight. The Jetport Express shuttle runs daily every half hour from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Driving a car may be your best bet.
One of the trendiest places to shop is the new Rookwood Commons complex, the Norwood retail center which opened in 2013. The mall features 45 upscale merchants, including about a dozen or so (Zany Brainy, Z Gallery, Sur La Table, among others) that are new to Cincinnati.
For evening entertainment and food try heading for Mt. Adams. With its eclectic mix of restaurants and neighborhood bars, it's a trendy yet unpretentious destination. Main Street is another popular hangout, with dance clubs and culture and hobby areas to satisfy a wide variety of entertainment tastes.
There's really not a bad time to visit the country's second oldest zoo, but animals in the outdoor exhibits are usually more active early in the morning and late in the afternoon. During the holiday season, it boasts the largest holiday display of any zoo in the country, the PNC Festival of Lights.
A big attraction at the Museum Center is the Omnimax Theater, with its five-story wraparound screen. If you prefer to appreciate art in relative quiet, weekday afternoons are your best bet. The Museum normally gives tours to area schoolchildren in the morning, and weekends are usually the busiest times. The Museum does offer the opportunity for self-guided tours and, depending on featured exhibits, interest can be high.