Cincinnati Treasure Hunts
Professor Arthur Hunt presents...
Every Cincinnatian knows how lovely Eden Park is and enjoys the beauty of its gardens and walks. But somewhere among all its beautiful flowers and trees, something else bloomed and blossomed. Yes, love. True love. The old fashioned kind of love that lasted a lifetime, in the best of times and in the worse of times, till death do us part love.
And to that love a humble tribute can be found somewhere in the park - should this be the hunt you select!
You can park in the lot behind the Conservatory or on the street in front.
Stroller / Senior Friendliness
Not so much but doable. Most of the route is paved with just 2 clues taking you into lawn like grass. However, there is one large sets of stairs going up that is equivalent to walking up about 2 or 3 stories. Then there is a stair down also of about 2 stories. It is of rough stone but does have a metal banister.
Why not have a picnic in the park before or after? There are several nice picnic spots with tables very near your starting point at the Krohn Conservatory (see map below).
Spot A is just behind the Conservatory itself and usually no one is there if you would like a quiet atmosphere.
Spot B has a great view of the river. You can walk up the stairs from the Conservatory parking lot to get there or you can drive there by turing left at St. Paul's Drive and going around the red Water Tower.
Spot C is the Ohio River Overlook /Twin Lakes Park up from the Conservatory on Victory Parkway. Besides plenty of tables, it has a playground as well.
There is a McDonald's and Skyline nearby. Follow Victory Parkway (the street in front of the Krohn Conservatory) north under the Melan Arch Bridge, and around the curve past the Ohio River Overlook and you will see them shortly thereafter at the intersection with McMillan Ave.
The Mt. Adams Tavern is also open during the day for lunch.
The Professor's favorite for lunch in the area however is the Terrace Cafe inside the Art Museum. Parking is $4.00 but free if you spend $10.00 or more at the restaurant or $15.00 at the Gift Shop. Just show your receipt to the front desk in the lobby and they will stamp your parking stub.
Starts right outside the front doors to the Krohn Conservatory.
Bathroooms & Water Fountain
Bathrooms are available right inside the entry foyer to the Krohn Conservatory, no need to buy an entry ticket.
There is a water fountain along the way about 2/3rds of the way through the hunt at Clue Quiz 11.
The Quest for the Most Romantic Spot in Eden Park...