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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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Description: 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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Very good museums that make use of this old Union Terminal building, but the parking is expensive.

I really liked this old Union Terminal building and it's a great example of re-purposing of old historic buildings and giving them a new life rather than just tearing them down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I really liked this old Union Terminal building and it's a great example of re-purposing of old historic buildings and giving them a new life rather than just tearing them down. The building was from the 1930's and it was just a train terminal at the time, but now hosts several museums and an IMAX theatre. Inside it's a big... More 

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New Tazewell, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum set in a very historic railway station. This is a place that should not be missed in Cincinnati. Would highly recommend the Omni Max also. Conveniently located just Northwest of downtown Cinci.

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Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went to see Omnimax D-Day: Normandy this past Saturday. I have not been to Union Terminal in years, last time was the Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit. I was stunned to find out that parking was $6 ($4 after 4:30) - this for a 45 minutes Omnimax show. That's embarrassing to charge such a rate - open lot, self-parking... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Arrived first thing in the morning before they opened so I did not have to pay for parking. Beautiful inside and out. All of the venues were nice and no waiting in line to see any of the exhibits. Plenty of places eat on sight.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were captivated by this masterpiece of architecture. It is restored beautifully. And all of the museums are first rate. It would be impossible to do them all in one day. This is a must see and experience when visiting Cincinnati..

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

There is always so much to see and do. Just waiting for our Omnimax movie was fun. We went to enjoy the Omnimax WWII movie - I was with a WWII vet and the staff made it easy for him to get to the IMAX theatre. The movie was good and we enjoyed the gift shops and the Graeters.

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Gilbertsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Union Terminal was the "Air Port" of it's day in all it's Art Deco glory. We toured the exhibits backwards, so we "traveled" into the past. Very educational and we learned much we had no idea of. "seeing" how & why the city developed. We only saw about a third of all that was in the museum.

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great place to go if you are just visiting or live in any of the surrounding areas. Nice place for anyone to go. I recommend watching an omnimax movie in their theater, it was an amazing experience.

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St. Louis, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The museum building was not quiet as impressive as I thought, I have been to many union station around US, this is just average Union Station and turn to a meseum. The exhibitions are not that great.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A beautiful and wonderful museum. A great place for kids and adults. We loved the amazing architect and history. Love the food court area and sipping some yummy Starbucks while your looking up at this amazing ceiling filled with detail. Try out the OMNIMAX theater because it was pretty fun.

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