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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
513-281-4700
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US$18.00*
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General Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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US$27.00*
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This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas and white tigers, and has a wonderful collection of felines and a delightful manatees exhibit.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (106 reviews)
“animal exhibits” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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513-281-4700
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"festival of lights"
in 283 reviews
"train ride"
in 106 reviews
"animal exhibits"
in 52 reviews
"cheetah run"
in 52 reviews
"insect house"
in 47 reviews
"reptile house"
in 46 reviews
"baby hippo"
in 46 reviews
"big cats"
in 41 reviews
"bird show"
in 38 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 36 reviews
"giraffes"
in 248 reviews
"fiona"
in 128 reviews
"enclosures"
in 112 reviews
"habitat"
in 133 reviews
"parking"
in 333 reviews
"conservation"
in 37 reviews
"polar"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though it was cold, there were still several animals to view and those that were not able to come out were documented on the website. They didn't want the animals to get sick for the sake of money which I admire. The landscaping was...More

Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have had a family membership for nearly four years and it's still a great experience every visit. The addition of Hippo Cove, and of course Baby Fiona, has made a great zoo even better. The recent upgrades to Gorilla World were overdue and now...More

Thank anneP1032LB
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on spring day and lot of animals still not out. Very nice zoo but better visited on a warm day. Staff go out of their way to help make your stay enjoyable. One word of warning would be pack a lunch and bring drinks...More

Thank lsn0d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a delightful afternoon at the Cincinnati Zoo. The displays are first class, the staff polite and helpful and there are convenient and reasonably priced dining options.

Thank cwugwarren
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is so wonderful to bring your entire family! It had so many attractions that everyone could see. It was worth the money, and I highly recommend this Zoo to anyone! Great place to go! Beautiful place and very clean and very accessible.

Thank mandyingram33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the hippo, stay for the other animals. Fiona is the highlight, but she was inside when we visited on a super cold day in December. We got to see the gorillas, a bunch of big cats and anything that was inside, heated. What...More

Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are able to get really close to the animals in their enclosures. Nicely laid out. Food options were a little lacking and pretty pricey, but that is to be expected. Had a great afternoon here.

Thank rbayl0r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were many animals not out and most resturants and attractions not open. This was dissappointing given that this was our first time here and the expense of the zoo.

Thank dawnk1010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the first time the Saturday before Easter and I wasn’t to impressed. Either the animals were temporary gone or they was hiding somewhere asleep. My children wasn’t able to see most of the animals they wanted to see.

Thank tee0513
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day started out cold and rainy but we went anyway. Zoo was very empty. We bought the adventure ticket which included a ride on the carousal, train and the 4D movie. If you have older kids I would just get regular admission as the...More

Thank michellehouse
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daymian333
13 April 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never been in April but your reasoning make sense.
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charlesr48
13 April 2018|
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Response from happyandretired318 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this message, and you were going today. Hopefully you got to see her, it's really hit or miss. She is not too active usually, just sleeping. But maybe you got lucky. Hopefully you got to see the baby... More
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Nick S
12 April 2018|
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Response from dawnk1010 | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own.
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