The Observation Tower



Observation Tower - Temporarily closed

TowerThe Summit Park Observation Tower is temporarily closed due to construction. Read about the current status of the improvement project here. Thank you for your patience as we upgrade the Observation Tower. 

The Observation Tower is a FREE attraction at Summit Park. 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
The Observation Tower may be temporarily closed due to the weather, scheduled events, or maintenance. If the tower is closed, you will see an alert pop-up on the homepage of this website and/or you will see signs at the park regarding the closure.

Prohibited on the Tower:
  • Bicycles
  • Food or Drink
  • Pets
  • Strollers
Fun Facts: 
  • Total tower height = 153 feet. 
  • 1st Observation Deck height= 26 feet.
  • 2nd Observation Deck height = 126 feet. This is equivalent to the 27th floor of the Great American Building in downtown Cincinnati.
  • From the 2nd Observation Deck, you can see downtown Cincinnati, the Kings Island Eiffel Tower in Mason, Mount Rumpke in Colerain Township, and Top Golf in West Chester.
  • Summit Park got its name for being one of the highest points in Hamilton County. The highest natural point of Hamilton County is in Mt. Airy (930’). The highest landform is Mount Rumpke (1045’).
  • The Tower serves as a divider from the eastern social space of the park and the more natural spaces to the west.


(page updated April 25, 2023)


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