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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati The Essential
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Named after the Roman soldier and statesman Cincinnatus, this bustling Ohio city thrived as a center of river commerce until the 1850s, when the railroad diverted traffic through Chicago. Today it is a manufacturing and business center experiencing a spurt of architectural renovation and new development including the glitzy Aronoff Center for the Arts, which has three theaters and an art gallery. On the riverbanks, two massive stadiums welcome fans of Cincinnati's professional sports teams, the Bengals (football) and the Reds (the nation's first professional baseball team).