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Home of the oldest professional baseball franchise in the United States, Cincinnati, Ohio,  is a great sports town. Not only can you root for the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, or other sports teams,  there are lots of other sports related things to keep you busy. Here's our short list of the top 10 things for sports fans to see and do in America's Queen City.

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Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo Credit: Derek Jensen.

 

Cincinnati, Ohio, has a population of fewer than 300,000 people, but it is one of the top sports towns in the United States. As the Queen City gears up for the 2015 All-Star game, here are 10 must see and do things in the city that plays host to the first professional baseball team in the United States.

1. Root for the Cincinnati Reds

  • Founded in 1881, the MLB: 2015 Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team in the United States. They compete in the Central Division of the National League. They have won the World Series 5 times: in 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, and 1990 They play at the Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati. Get Cincinnati Reds tickets here!

2. Visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Located next to the Great American Ball Park, this fascinating museum is largest team hall of fame in Major League Baseball.

3. Root for the Cincinnati Bengals

  • The Cincinnati Bengals compete n the North Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. Founded in 1967, they have won 8 division championships and 2 conference championship, but they have never won the Super Bowl. They play at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati.

4. Visit the Diversity in Baseball Exhibit

  • An exhibit on display at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center tells the story of baseball told through the prism of those that have broken through ethinc, gender, and racial stereotypes. Through 6 September 2015.

5. Attend a race at the Kentucky Speedway

  • Located in nearby Sparta, Kentucky, the Kentucky Speedway has a 1,600 foot backstretch, seats more than 100,000 fans, and has races taking place from July through October.

6. Learn about the science of sports

  • An exhibition on the science of sports is being held at the Cincinnati Museum Center through 7 September 2015.

7. Check out Andy Warhol's artisitc take on baseball

  • Up at Bat: Warhol and Baseball is an art exhibit running at the Cincinnati Art Museum through 2 August 2015.

8. Learn everything you wanted to know about baseball

  • The Great American Pastime: Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds is on exhibit at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library through 31 July 2015.

9. Root for the Cincinnati Cyclones

  • The Cincinnati Cyclones compete in the East Coast Hockey League at U.S. Bank Arena.

10. Root for the Cincinnati Rollergirls

  • The Cincinnati Rollergirls compete in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association at Cincinnati Gardens.

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