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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
Phone Number:
513-281-4700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the...

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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Absolutely beautiful

This is one of the most beautiful zoos. It seems they are always improving and opening new exhibits. We really enjoyed walking the grounds and of course stopping at the gift... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful zoos. It seems they are always improving and opening new exhibits. We really enjoyed walking the grounds and of course stopping at the gift shop. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with a visit here.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Cincinnati zoo every season including winter for Winterfest. I have been to several zoos in the United States, Cincinnati is always my favorite. I'm never disappointed. The botanical gardens change with every season and never disappoint me.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cincinnati Zoo is an amazing place to visit. They have a wide range of different animals. Updates over the years have meant that most exhibits are very natural and bring the animals close to viewers. Educational and fun! You can easily spend the whole day. The grounds are very hilly - the walking can be strenuous.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are new experiences around every corner. This zoo is in an urban core but you would never know it from the experience. You can be standing watching an animal and turn around to find there is a different experience completely just across the path. I have been going to this zoo since the 1960's and the amount it has... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An out of town visitor suggested that we go here. I'm so glad that he did. We had a fantastic time. Fun for all ages.

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Thank James H
Cincinnati
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exhibits and animals are excellent. They are undergoing a renovation of their gorilla habitat and the gorillas were not on view. They are supposed to be finished with the outdoor area within the next couple of weeks and it will be wonderful.

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Thank MawCincinnati
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Place to go with even very young children. Took my grandsons who are 2 months and 6 months. They really liked getting up close to several animals. Don't plan on going on a Holiday because it's way to busy to enjoy. Lots of places to get discount tickets. Very affordable

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Thank Amy S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the Cincinnati Zoo yesterday with My Sister, cousin and a few nieces and nephews. 2 of my nieces 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 had never been , but they loved it. They had a wonderful time. The insect house was a big hit as was the train and the reptile house. There are so many beautiful flowers... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love zoos. This is in the top 5.A good mix of animals, rides and food. There is some work going on but that is because the zoo is always upgrading.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have a family membership to the zoo and have had one for years. If you live in the city or know you will visit more than a couple of times a year, I strongly recommend getting the membership. It allows you to see what you want to see and not feel overwhelmed by the idea that you have to... More 

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