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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and OMNIMAX...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and OMNIMAX Theater housed in a beautifully restored Art Deco train station. Cincinnati Museum Center houses the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theatre, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and special exhibition space.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The museum center has something for everyone. I absolutely loved the miniature Cincinnati train set, and the town in the basement with the river boat! My son loves the Children's museum play area as well!

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Park Hills, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Check out Tower A and get an ice cream in the art deco parlor. The Omnimax theater is fun. Good for kids, train enthusiasts, and historians.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I loved the Mummy exhibit. We did not have time to do the whole Museum . I look forward to a return visit. Great place for all age groups.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The museum offered a variety of unique displays along with historical content meaningful to the State of Ohio. You can spend an entire afternoon in the children's areas, it is a wonderful place to take the kids and grand kids. Enjoyed visiting here and hope that on my next stay I can revist!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

If you're from Cincinnati, I'm sure you have been to the Museum Center before. For travelers coming to the area for the first time, this must be in your plans. They have an Omnimax theatre that's great for adults and children, a huge open hall area with beautiful architecture, as well as a Cincinnati history museum and frequent nationally recognized... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. The union station building alone is worth the trip. One of the best museums i have ever been to. The attention to detail was amazing.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Whether you live around town or visiting, YOU MUST GO HERE! First of all, Cincinnati offers pretty amazing architectural finds ranging from our Suspension Bridge to OTR neighborhood to you guessed it, Union Terminal. The train station turned renown museum center is a breathtaking example of art deco and home to amazing mosaics with a story to tell. Come early... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

the history of the place was fantastic, the architecture was definitely worth the visit , the "cave" part was my kids favorite! it was a lot of fun and I would go back again, if you are traveling through I advise you to stop and look and some very near stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Have always loved this building and it's history. From train station to mall to museum. Always cool to stand at the ends of the front entrance (arch way) whisper to a friend standing at other end and the sound travel s. Omni max is always a delightful evening event

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The architecture alone is worth the visit. My significant other grew up In the area and went to the museum often. We almost always go when we are in Cincinnati and visit. The "cave" in the museum is not to be missed! Another great value in the Cincinnati area.

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