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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
+1 513-287-7000
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Ranked #7 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Children's Museums, Science Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and Oan MNIMAX Theater housed in a beautifully restored Art... more » Owner description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and Oan MNIMAX 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. Don't miss the final stop of the award-winning exhibition "Diana, A Celebration" at Cincinnati Museum Center from Feb. 14-Aug. 17, 2014! « less
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Springfield, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I gave the museum and excellent because I have been there several times and never been disappointed until now. We went to see Princess Diana that is on exhibit there. It was a really interesting exhibit however we weren't allowed to take pictures and that was disappointing as I do scrap booking of our adventures. Also they charge $5.00 for... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The preserved mosaic tile on the terminal walls and ceilings is breathtaking...the railroad history is awe inspiring. Amtrak actually transports passengers from Cincinnati to all the major cities North, South, East, and West! It's right down I-71near downtown Cincinnati and very close to the Horseshoe Casino, Cincinnati. We don't have Amtrak access thru Columbus, however, I will take my next... More

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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have always admired Princess Diana, so I was extremely excited to check out this exhibit with my sister and mother. The cost of the exhibit on a Friday afternoon, with AARP was $19 per person. The exhibit was well worth the cost especially if you are a fan of Princess Diana. We did not require advance tickets and only... More

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Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Visited the Princess Diana exhibit and really enjoyed it. Her wedding gown was beautiful and it brought back memories of watching the royal wedding when I was a teenager. Lots of personal items belonging to the Spencer family. It was well worth the 3 hour drive!

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Duluth, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here for the Diana exhibit. It is actually well done. My wife and daughter enjoyed it much more than myself. I was impressed with the terminal architecture and history for such. The rotunda is quite impressive. The mosaic murals are stunning. There are multiple museums in the building so there is something for many ages. We also go... More

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I went with a school group, the facility was clean, plenty of restrooms and the food was actually good. Parking lot is nearby and charged a fee, a shuttle is provided. My favorite part was the section about the history of the Cincinnati area and how it changed, the volunteer I talked to in that area was a retired school... More

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Covington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are three permanent museums but I like the Cincinnati History one the best. There is always a big special exhibit to see and often have two or three smaller ones too. You can see an Omnimax film, check out the amazing mosaics, or go up to the control tower if you're into trains. The building itself is amazing and... More

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Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Recently had the opportunity to see the Diana exhibit at this museum center. It was wonderful and I highly recommend if you haven't seen it (it leaves soon...don't wait). Loved the art deco building! Awesome architecture.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My 16 year old grand-daughter and I went to this attraction in July. Saw the Diana exhibit - it was awesome, saw her wedding dress and lots of other dresses and suits that she wore, However this exhibit is done by the end of July. Saw a film in the omi theatre and that is always awesome. We had a... More

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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, responded to this review

Hi Ruth! Thank you for you positive comments about Cincinnati Museum Center! We are so glad to hear you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit here, and we hope you'll be back to see us again soon! More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great museum. we took the Diana tour and loved it, lots of beautiful photos of her, several of her dresses and special room for her wedding and funeral. Some family history of the Spencer's as well as Spencer jewels, videos, and things of her childhood and growing up. Such a lovely women. Great exhibit. We also did... More

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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, responded to this review

Hello Debra! Thank you for your visit to Cincinnati Museum Center and for posting a review! We appreciate your kind comments about our museum, and we hope you will be back to visit soon! More

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