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Freedom Center Named Top Historical Spot In Ohio Worth Traveling For

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has been named as one of FlipKey’s Top Historical Spots Worth Traveling For, representing the state of Ohio on the 2016 national list. FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company and leading vacation rental service featuring the world's largest collection of verified vacation rental guest reviews, recognized the museum as one of the country’s “living legends [that] embodies the history and culture of their region.”

The Freedom Center represents Ohio on the list alongside forty-nine other prestigious institutions and museums across the country, including; the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, Indiana, the New York Historical Society Museum & Library in New York City, the Prestwould Plantation and historic site in Clarksville, Virginia and the B Reactor of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Richland, Washington.

Matt Moretti, Sr. Content and Media Analyst, staff editor at FlipKey, noted how the museum's unique content and mission connects with visitors, “The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati was an easy choice to represent Ohio for our 50 States: Top Historical Spots list. The stories and exhibits at this museum showcase incredible bravery during one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history. It is a must-visit attraction in Ohio."

The Center received the recognition from FlipKey in its eleventh year of operation with the theme, “Stories That Must Be Told.” The year-long theme explores and examines national conversations on race, civil rights, cultural appropriation and youth violence through community dialogues, engaging public programming and compelling special exhibitions including: Kin Killin’ Kin, Mascots, the Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment.

To view the full list of museums that made the Top 50, click here. For more information on special exhibitions, public programming and hours visit freedomcenter.org. Want the latest on upcoming special exhibitions, events and programs?  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @FreedomCenter and on Facebook, for more historical posts and images. 

 

Assia Johnson, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator 

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