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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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A must see, especially around Christmas.

Enjoyed the trip to the zoo and recommend going when the light festival is on as it is very well done. The train ride is also a great ride after dark. If planning this trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Frank A
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Beamsville, Canada

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Beamsville, Canada
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the trip to the zoo and recommend going when the light festival is on as it is very well done. The train ride is also a great ride after dark. If planning this trip check out the website for advanced tickets.

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Thank Frank A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking is a bit challenging. Wonderful exhibits. Knowledgeable staff. My favorite was the gorilla exhibit. Husband enjoyed the lions den as we were there during feeding time. They provided a wheel chair for my Mom free of charge as they saw she was getting wore down from all the walking.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place...my recommendation...go early....and avoid the crowds....10AM it opens. Also, you can bring lunch with you. It takes about 3 hours to see everything. Worth it!!!

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Thank Bob K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to take the family. Something for everyone. Nice for couples and it's educational too! You must ride the train! The Festival of Lights makes a wonderful yearly family tradition for the holiday season. It NEVER gets old. :D

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Thank AlmahdiTravel A
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always enjoy the zoo. I'm a big Cat person, so the White Tigers are about my favorite here. Snack prices are moderate to high. Good family outing thou.

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Austell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zoo was good, purchased tickets online and saved a lot of time being in line. Zoo was great my grandson enjoyed, as did I.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

even though it was winter the day turned out very nice,lots to see even with some animals wintering indoors,was fun to walk and see the pups from the wild dogs out having fun and watched a flock of flamingos taking a walk,but missed the penguin walk by a few minutes.will be nice to go back in warmer weather to see... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of animals, modern, clean, easy to park and walk. This is one of the best Zoos in the country without question!

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Liberty, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been 20+ years since our last Cincinnati Zoo visit. While this is a nice zoo, it could be a great zoo if maps were more lucid, signage designated suggested paths, and signage per display more complete. It will be a few more decades before a return visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely, clean and safe place for families... every exhibit is nicely done... it doesn't smell like a Zoo... lots of food stands... kids love the trains/- bit short and pricey ride...it is amazing at the holidays. Lights are beautiful, so romantic!

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