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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

#2 of 187 things to do in Cincinnati Features Animals
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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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the zoo to see Fiona the baby hippo. Zoo overall is very nice and has a lot of exhibits. The zoo itself didn't seem to be in the nicest area but they have on-site parking and I felt my car was safe and...More

Thank Retsbol
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great zoo! We would go because we had a young kid but I always had just as much fun as him! Then come winter it's a whole different place with the beautiful lights. Can't recommended this zoo enough.

Thank Philip G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Zoo is clean and the animals seem very content. This was my first visit and my husband hadn't been there since his childhood family vacations. The food is good, however it is overpriced, which you'd expect. I would recommend the Cincinnati Zoo to everyone...More

Thank 911Susan
Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful Zoo, many wonderful animals, beautiful flowers and plants, and plenty of shade! Just took our grandsons in August...20 months and not yet 4...and they lasted 4 hours! We also love the Festival of Lights in December! The zoo is a MUST...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the top-rated zoos in USA. Clean, friendly staff, easy to get around and see exhibits. Very kid friendly. An oasis in an urban setting. Don't miss it!

Thank Diver-Dan P
Reviewed yesterday

Friendly and amazing. Good family time and even individual time. So much too see. Many places to get refreshments and food.

Thank Sheilah H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect way to spend the day. We arrived around 10:30am. Had a short wait for tickets but line moved pretty quickly. Maps are readily available and the kids constantly referred to the map for different locations. Food prices are a little high but since I...More

Thank Kelly0301
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What makes the Cincinnati Zoo different from other zoos? 1. You can feed a giraffe for $3. Don't fret if you have to wait in line because watching the giraffes at eye level is a real treat. 2. You can see manatees. 3. You can...More

Thank 522travelers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great zoo with lots to see and do. The winter Festival of Lights is a must see. Wonderful place for kids and families. Highly recommend!

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The zoo is fabulous but entering is another story. When we arrived on a Saturday morning there were 70 people in line but only a single ticket window open. Lots of employees otherwise milling about offering direction. Was the intent to get us to spend...More

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17 August 2017|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
I bought our tix at the kiosk near the entrance to the park. You can also get the parking pass there at the same time. There is no service fee at the kiosk and the line was shorter than at the "live" window.
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