Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sawyer Point and Serpentine Wall

We visited the Serpentine Wall and Sawyer Point. If you are around the Cincinnati, Ohio area you should check this out. Sawyer Point is a mile long park along the banks of the Ohio River just south of downtown Cincinnati. There is volleyball courts, tennis courts, and bike rentals. There is maps and signs throughout the park that explains the history of Cincinnati and the river as a riverboat port, as part of the Miami Erie Canal, and as a major industrial center. As you walk alone the river you will see a statue of Cincinnati's namesake, Roman hero Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, welcoming you to Sawyer Point. The flood column on the statue marks the levels of the three great floods, including the 1937 flood that reached heights of almost 80 feet and devastated the surrounding area. The Serpentine Wall is another favorite feature of Sawyer Point. The wall follows the river and has a large curvy stair steps along the river bank. Be sure you also check out the National Steamboat Monument at the Public Landing. It holds a 60 ton replica paddle wheel and steam is released every minute from the tall stacks.
Since Cincinnati is home of the Flying Pigs, you will see a couple pig statues they are so cute I loved them.
Sawyer Point and Serpentine wall is located at 801 E. Pete Rose Way. Cincinnati, Ohio
Their website is http://www.sawyerpoint.com/

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