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Discover the Art Museum wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, tours and activities for disabled travelers. Read our informative review to learn if the Cincinnati Art Museum is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly or if Wheelchair Jimmy recommends this attraction be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the United States. Founded in 1881, it was the first purpose-built art museum west of the Alleghenies. Its collection of over 65,000 works make it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Midwest. Museum founders debated locating the museum in either Burnet Woods, Eden Park, or downtown Cincinnati on Washington Park. Charles West, the major donor of the early museum, cast his votes in favor of Eden Park sealing its final location. The Romanesque-revival building designed by Cincinnati architect James W. McLaughlin opened in 1886. A series of additions and renovations have considerably altered the building over its 120 year history.

Accessibility Information Link

  1. City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:   Yes
  2. Fully Accessible Entry:                                No: Use DeWitt Entrance
  3. Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                    Yes
  4. Restrictive Steps:                                          No Restrictive Steps

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

Everyplace in the museum is accessible and very wheelchair friendly. There are many steps at the entrance, so enter at the DeWitt entrance. Drive past the main museum entrance and look for the DeWitt entrance where there is also handicapped parking. There are several elevators and wheelchair accessible restrooms throughout the museum. The museum website does an excellent job at addressing accessibility.