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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of...

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.

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yes, and to help the people too, and always travelling all around the world. and make a fun and happy for your self

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

yes, and to help the people too, and always travelling all around the world. and make a fun and happy for your self

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place should be on your to do list when you come to town. There are several museums in this building. Parking is $6 before 4:30pm. A ticket to 1 museum is $10.50. A ticket for all museums is $14.50. They do offer military discounts. The Art of the Brick exhibit is very cool, and just coming for it is... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would recommend this museum to any age visitor. There is something for everyone there. We thoroughly enjoyed the History Museum, and the Holiday Train Display. The kids loved the Children's Museum. I only wish we could have had more time to go through the Science and Natural History portion. Lots to do here and the history behind the building... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved my time there, wonderful day to relax and enjoy the displays at the museum a must go if you are free...!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit for out of town guests. The history of this place is amazing. We love the in-house IMAX theatre. But also the special events that are held there are always fun and informative. The library that is downstairs is pretty awesome. We like to go and view the old black and whites of the city from... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the first places we wanted to see after moving to Cincinnati. The Art Deco architecture I really appreciated. I remember my mother talking about "Union Station" and the hustle and bustle of activity here during the war years. I could easily look over the terminal and "see" what she was talking about.

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to the Museum Center many times - everything from bringing my grandchildren to the children's museum to doing a behind the scenes tour and have a 1940's style luncheon in the dining room that was used then. However, on Saturday I went to see the Lego exhibit, which is great for all ages. Adults appreciate the fine... More 

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

Union Terminal built in the 1940's with art deco architecture houses the Children's Museum, Natural History Museum, Train Museum, Omnimax Theatre and special exhibits. Well worth the time to visit. Even if you don't have time to tour all the museums it is worth the visit to view the murals in the entry.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cincinnati Museum Center is housed in the art-deco Union Terminal Building which is a site in itself worth visiting….and yes you can still take an Amtrak train from there. In this beautiful building is the Natural History Museum, the Children's Museum and an IMAX Theatre. Special exhibits are on a rotating basis and currently it is "The Art of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a member and and love taking the kids here every chance I get The Duke engery play area is huge and by the time we leave childern are ready for a nap

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