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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 #9 of 80 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Come to the Cincinnati Museum and enjoy the building as well as all the displays. Housed in an historical train depot the rotunda is filled with murals that honor the workers in many industries. You can come and view these for free. There is also a great hands on museum for children. Cincinnati history comes to life in another museum.... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I went for the Diana exhibit, but visited the two other museums as well. My ticket for everything was $29. If you are a Diana fan, you will like this exhibit. I recommend getting the audio guide for $5, available just as you enter the Diana exhibit, which is downstairs. I went on a Mon afternoon and it wasn't too... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Grew up coming here on school field trips now I love to go with friends and family. Admission isn't bad, I love all the exhibits and the painted dome ceiling is beautiful. My favorite thing about the museum is the omnimax which I have to go to every visit.

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CincyMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, responded to this review

Hi Sandy! Thanks for your visits and your review! More

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I lived here 3 years before I finally went to see this museum. I take everyone who visits me to see it because it is fantastic. My grandchildren and I go from when it opens until it closes. It has something for everyone.......children's museum, Cincinnati museum ( my fav),an IMAX movie, natural history museum and lunch! What can I say,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on a wet cold day in April. This is a great place to spend a day. The staff in the museum areas were tremendous. We especially enjoyed the information we received in the History Museum side. They've done a great job of preserving the old building and the staff pointed out the features of the building that allowed... More

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Old Chatham, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Who knew? The world's largest art deco building, 1931, used as a model for Marvel Comics Hall of Justice. We didn't go into any of the museums, but toured the building itself, reveling in the outsized deco details, the massive mosaic murals depicting the history and industries of Cincinnati, and more. If you appreciate architecture, this is a must see.... More

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Rogersville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family traveled to Cincinnati and while we were there we enjoyed a visit to Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. However, a word of wisdom to out-of-towners; do not soley depend on a GPS to get you there. My advice is to get directions from a local, because there are quite a few one-way streets with construction detours. When... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Natural History Museum brings our geologic past to life (dinosaurs for the grand kids), the Cincinnati Historical Society demonstrates the urban history of Cincinnati with many superb exhibits and allows research opportunities (trains and other visuals for the younger crowd), and the I-Max and special exhibits (Pompey, Tut, etc.) provide a display of wonders from around the world. All... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Everyday displays are impressive but it gets even better when special events are there. You want a cave experience without climbing the weather elements, go to our museum-we have a wonderful cave. I'm part Cherokee Indian so I love the big Indian display. Great place to take visitors to learn a little or a lot about the area history!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love many attractions in Cincinnati, but not this. Exhibits are dated. Prices seem high for the limited experience. If you're looking for a children's museum take the 90 minute drive to Indy.

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CincyMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, responded to this review

Kurt, While we'd love to update our exhibits more often, we are focusing for now on much-needed building repairs. But we do add new content on a regular basis, like our new "Climate Change and Us" , "Treasures in Black & White: Historic photographs of Cincinnati", and "Diana, A Celebration" exhibits, in addition to frequently having new OMNIMAX films. We... More

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