Fountain Square

Address: 520 Vine St
Phone: (513) 763-8036
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Category: Plaza
Check Ins: 27232



    This fountain was founded in 1871 & was a gift from Henry Probasco in memory of Tyler Davidson. Probasco traveled to Munich & commissioned a bronze allegorical fountain named The Genius of Water.
  • Bill Donabedian

    If you want to know what's happening on Fountain Square, visit
  • Cincinnati History Photos

    Fountain Square's centerpiece is the Tyler Davidson Fountain, which was donated by Henry Probasco and dedicated on October 6, 1871. 1935 photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.
  • Jen Huffman

    While you're on the square, check out Mynt Martini!
  • Discover Ohio

    In the heart of Cincinnati’s downtown, Fountain Square serves as the backdrop for scenes in the new film “Ides of March,” set to hit the big screens in October 2011.
  • Chris Thompson

    Take time to look down. Sometimes the reflections in the puddles are the most beautiful part of the square.
  • Cincinnati History Photos

    Fountain Square during a "Made in Cincinnati" display on 8/26/1913. The Square has been remodeled significantly several times during its history. Photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.
  • Kareem Simpson

    Lunch on the Square is awesome! Grab a bite @ Chipotle and eat on the Square while watching the city pass by you.
  • Jim Whittenburg

    Friday nights on the square is the place to be for live music during the summer.
  • Mike Loomis

    Ice skating! On horrible ice, but who cares?
  • Chris Thompson

    Fountain Square hosts the official Cincinnati Christmas Tree. They light it each year at a huge party on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
  • Genius of Water

    Want to know what's going on at Fountain Square? Call the event line, 513.763.8036.
  • Mandy Jenkins

    Watch a broomball game at Fountain Square after work on M-W.
  • Peter Foster

    Get a Kolsch beerand sit on the patio with the Nachos - chilled.
  • Chris Thompson

    For great photos of the fountain: set your camera on a tripod and use a long exposure (2-5 seconds) to capture the running water. Get Carew or the colored lights above Rock Bottom in the background.
  • Fourthisto

    Indie Summer Series every Friday night June til September. Start the weekend off with a win!
  • Laura Baverman

    Broomball and Tom + Chee!
  • Ben Wirsching

    Come on over to Mynt Martini! Happy hour from 3-8 weekdays and the best nightlife spot in the city!!!
  • US National Archives

    Sneak a peek into the past and view this photo of a1970s D'aug Days Festival of Arts found in our Documerica collection.
  • Ryan Moore

    Great place for family fun and entertainment for free
  • Duy Vu

    The epitome of the Queen City. Do something big today!
  • Bobby Uhlenbrock

    The Sunday night movie series is usually family-friendly.
  • ??iu d?o?

    The fountain statue is called the 'Genious of Water'. This is out of irony because the guy tasked with giving it a name in 1987 drew a blank and all his friends mocked him like oh you're a real genius
  • Genius of Water

    Text "FOUNTAIN" to "85944" to donate $10 for Fountain Square programming. Keep events free and fun on the Square!
  • Martha Carroll

    When you park at fountain square, use your credit card on the way in, instead of getting a ticket, then you don't need to pay at the kiosk. Just use your card again at the end as your 'ticket'!
  • Jakob Kramer-Jensen

    free concerts here are the best. ALSO CHRISTMAS HERE IS A MUST.
  • Nikki Sherbourne

    Love going Ice Skating.down here
  • Sophia Thurmond

    Free events every day this summer! Definitely worth checking out. Lots of bars and entertainment within walking distance.
  • Paul Steele

    alway some activity going on concerts, beer tastings, reds celebrations and centerpiece of Cincinnati downtown
  • Manuel Alberto Baez

    Restroom with a lot of homeless
  • Alicia Goodner

    Hold onto your purses tight! :)
  • John Ariosa

  • Brent Patterson

    Check out the MPMF free Friday music series!
  • Abigail (Cress) Brown

    Great free outdoor movie series in the summer months
  • Keith Heard

    Grab a seat on the Via Vite terrace, perfect spot to eat, drink and people watch.
  • Ed Paff

    The four figures around the rim were originally designed as drinking fountains, and visitors can still drink from them. The water that flows from these figures is fresh, not chlorinated, water.
  • Olusegun Odede

    Great atmosphere and view
  • Julie Wiggins

    Great spot
  • Focus Pointe Global

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  • Tim Walker

    A great place to hang, especially during events; Opening Day, Cincinatti Pig Marathon, Taste of Cincinatti. Be sure to sign ORG petition to give Ohio the vote on medical marijuana.
  • Maria D

    There are a lot of 'winos' and drunks! Can't really sit down without being harassed!
  • K B

    Do you see any water fountains? You can actually drink from the four corners of the fountain. It is table water. Just ask!
  • masseur G

    Yup, it's hoppin'.
  • Jimmy Sams

    Having a father/son dinner here at McCormick and Schmidt's. The atmospher is so phenomenal it makes you want to upgrade your vocabulary just to consume the incredible food served.
  • Jason Taylor

    Great place to get outside and eat lunch!
  • Rebecca Meadors

    Here to see Santino perform.
  • Sergio Espinoza Ramirez

    Todos los jueves la mejor fiesta latina!! Un par de chilenos de vacaciones lo pasamos muy bien!!!! #gleeysergioincincinnati
  • Keith Moore

    Taste of Cincinnati, Food was awesome. Unless your drinking alcohol or lemonade b.y.o.b. Park a few blocks away and just walk down
  • Josh Wehmann

    There is almost always something going on so check the weather and have a good time!
  • Amberly Stephenson

    Ice skating is Cool this time of the year
  • Laura Oliver

    Always something going on.
  • Alex Grant

    Watch out for the spray of water from the fountain... It is windy today!
  • Gene Stith

    Nice place to rest the legs.
  • Dallas Winkler

    One of my favorite parts of downtown.
  • John Lay

    Great place to eat lunch
  • Tonya Burns

    Sea Bird Concert
  • Tatiana Danger

    Check out the Christmas lights and skating rink!!!
  • Allison Marie

    Free movies, concerts, and al that fun stuff
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The fountain symbolizes water’s blessings. “The Lady” is the “Genius of Water,” the 4 large figures represent water’s practical uses and the 4 child figures are the pleasures of water.
  • Lanita

    FSQ Lounge7-9 pm: Sophisticated, low-key jazz every Monday eveningSouthern Sounds Tuesdays7-9 pm: Music from live country and blues bands fill the Square.Reggae Wednesday5-9 pm: Lo
  • Lynda Poole

    During the summer .... Music on weeknights & Movies on weekends