Mom and daughter at a museum in Cincinnati.

5 Must-Visit Museums Near The Drexel at Oakley in Cincinnati

Exploring the arts and soaking in some culture now and then is a delightful escape. For those calling Oakley apartments home, Cincinnati opens up a world brimming with artistry and historical richness. Just moments away from The Drexel at Oakley, you’re in proximity to premier museums where you can dive deep into art, historical experiences, religious stories, and much more. Dive into this curated list of exemplary museums you can find near our Hyde Park-based dwellings.


Cincinnati Art Museum

A mere 15-minute jaunt from The Drexel at Oakley, the Cincinnati Art Museum is nestled within the picturesque Eden Park. Art enthusiasts will be enthralled by the nearly 70,000 artworks housed here. Its offerings include both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Noteworthy exhibitions to look out for are American Painting: The Eighties Revisited and Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s. Delve into more details, procure tickets, and check out current happenings on the Cincinnati Art Museum website.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Housed within the iconic Union Terminal, the Cincinnati Museum Center encapsulates a trio of fascinating museums under one roof. With a yearly footfall exceeding 1.4 million visitors, the center promises an engaging exploration across its museums:

  • Cincinnati History Museum invites you to a journey through time showcasing the evolution of the city and region. Delve into recreations of historical storefronts and a replica steamboat. More information and tickets available here.
  • The Children’s Museum offers interactive fun across eight themed areas, including sections tailored for preschoolers. It’s a blend of education and amusement. Ticket details here.
  • Museum of Natural History & Science merges history, science, and nature through captivating displays. Don’t miss the dinosaurs! Tickets and info here.

Skirball Museum

As America’s inaugural Jewish museum, the Skirball Museum hosts a notable compilation of artworks and artifacts narrating Cincinnati’s Jewish saga and broader Jewish cultures. Welcoming all faiths, this museum offers both permanent and temporary showcases. Discover more and secure tickets here.

Taft Museum of Art

Positioned just over 10 minutes from our Oakley homes, the Taft Museum of Art stands as a beacon of artistic endeavors housed within a historic setting. It’s a treasure trove of historical anecdotes and pieces. Explore more and get tickets on the Taft Museum of Art website.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Since its 2004 inception, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center commemorates those who championed the abolition of slavery and championed freedom. It offers a reflective journey on freedom’s value and recounts Cincinnati’s pivotal role in the Underground Railroad. Details and tickets can be found on the website.

Unearth the historical and cultural tapestry of the Queen City through these remarkable museums, then retreat back to the comfort of The Drexel at Oakley.

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