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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whenever we are in a new city we always stop by the zoo and I have to say this has easily been one of my favorites. First off entrance to the zoo is FREE, exactly FREE, thats amazing on its own. The website said parking...More

Thank lmcarey34
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to see at this zoo that it definitely takes at least a few hours to go though. When we went both baby Fiona and baby Kendi were out and that was fun to see. There are so many animals and some...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice setting for a zoo with easy well guided walkways. Wheel chairs and scooters can be rented for around $35. Some of the more unusual animals were a white lion, Komodo Dragon, and their new Silver Back Gorilla. Spent about 3 hours there. Food is...More

Thank craigkat2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time at the Cincinnati Zoo. Definitely spring for the early entrance. It's especially nice to see Fiona the hippo before the crowds arrive. The whole zoo is easily walkable. We spent 4+ hours here without seeing it all. It's definitely a...More

Thank SemperPlatypi
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been visiting this zoo for 30 years and every time it's better. From parking under solar panels and new exhibits to well maintained classics and rides.

Thank DeltaCaptain
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of exhibits! (Outside & inside) Polars bears, hippo's & giraffe's are among some of our family favorite's. You can buy food there or pack a lunch & eat in the picnic area! Expect to do LOTS of walking with some inclines

Thank kjlibrary
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful grounds and exhibits. Baby Hippo Fiona and other zoo babies a big hit! The jungle trail is shaded and integrated with animal exhibits and the internal animal exhibits are well done with cave like surroundings. Don't forget to also pay attention to the beautiful...More

Thank tribe772017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how most of the exhibits are open instead of behind glass. So much better for viewing. This is a big zoo, lots to do and see here. It is very aesthetic as well with beautiful gardens and landscaping. They also have a 4D...More

Thank HonestTraveler734
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the live shows with the Cheetahs and supporting animal cast as well as the bird show. While some of the exhibits still seem too small ( I like the big wide open zoos like the N.C. Zoological Park), the animals are obviously well-cared for....More

Thank Cincinatiboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has a season pass, which is a great value. It allows us to visit the zoo for a few hours at a time over multiple days during the season. So many great animals, of course Fiona, and great botanical plants and flowers everywhere.

Thank TomV55
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
I was confused by this too. There is a kiosk right before you get to the entrance that you will pay 19 at but you do t pay the $3 service fee. It's actually a dollar cheaper to pay at the kiosk.
11 August 2017|
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Response from danielwr2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are spaces for RVs and buses. The parking fee is not included in the entry fee if you are not a certain level membership.
Dee S
6 July 2017|
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Response from tanveer08007 | Reviewed this property |
There is no wading pool. But there is shot out must towards the elephant reserves. If you are not a member, coming in and out of zoo to go to the car in the parking lot may not convenient or permitted. If you plan on... More