View of Cincinnati at night from NKU campus
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Located central to the Greater Cincinnati metro region, Northern Kentucky University lies within a vibrant, diverse urban community with distinct neighborhoods, cultural events, national attractions and entertainment festivals.  More importantly, the region hosts a thriving business environment with nine Fortune 500 corporate headquarters and over 20 organizations that each employ over 4000 individuals.  The region also hosts 250 firms that employ 60,000 people in jobs related to marketing and branding.

The Greater Cincinnati metro region offers activities that appeal to wide-ranging interests that would be expected in a region having a population of 2.1 million.  Attractions include:

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Cincinnati Symphony at Music Hall
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • Kings Island theme park
  • Loveland bike trail
  • Little Miami River State Park
  • Flying Pig marathon
  • Krohn Conservatory
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Duke Energy Children's Museum
  • Newport Aquarium
  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
  • Cincinnati Reds baseball
  • Cincinnati Bengals football
  • Riverbend Music Center
  • Oktoberfest
  • Hundreds of dining alternatives, nightspots and music venues