After a nearly three-year closure for the restoration of Union Terminal, Cincinnati in Motion is open!
Cincinnati Museum Center’s Cincinnati in Motion reopened its (miniature) doors last week as part of the recent wave of spring openings.
Cincinnati in Motion displays Downtown Cincinnati as it appeared in the 1940s. Cincinnati in Motion is the nation’s largest full-motion urban layout — and it’s stunning. The buildings, vehicles and people have been cleaned, repaired and repainted, while iconic city landmarks have been recreated in stunning detail.
Kids will delight in this 1/64 scale recreation of Cincinnati in the Flying Forties, noticing different details – like the new smoking fire-fighting scene! — with each visit. My kids were particularly spellbound as lighting effects transition the scene from day to night.
Of course, Cincinnati in Motion is about all thjngs mobile, and life-sized replicas of streetcars and old-time automobiles round out this only-in-Cincinnati experience. Kids will love getting an up-close look at these old-timey vehicles.