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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...

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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This is a must see for anyone living or visiting Cincinnati. Excellent place to learn about our history!

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

This is a must see for anyone living or visiting Cincinnati. Excellent place to learn about our history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lego art, space journey, children museum are awesome. Plan for almost full day if you like museums etc, if u have kids children museum itself can take couple of hours

Thank Vijay S
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was not the first time that I or Matt have been to this museum, but it was the first time that we went together. To be honest, it was mildly disappointing. The Lego Exhibit, which is a travelling one, was quite interesting, but the rest of the museum was not so great. Some areas, such as the WWII exhibit... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

attractive museum housed i an old historic building. set up was nice with very good exhibits. I enjoyed wandering the place

Thank jlantern3
Bowling Green, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a blast, but I am not sure I would recommend for little kids under 5 did feel that there was that much they could but for kids over 5 think it would be great

Thank Jeffrey G
Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum Center is a great place for families to visit. The Mosaic tile pictures around the rotunda are marvelous. The rest of the building has been used as many different areas . The IMAX theater is great. I recommend this to anyone who visits. Cincinnati.

Thank HelenO759
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our visit in the History Museum with a great model of the city of Cincinnati in 1940 (very large), some early history up to the almost full size steam paddle wheeler and then to the Holiday Trains. Not to be missed during the limited time the exhibit is available from early November to early January. Great for adults... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cincinnati Museum Center with my niece, the Art Deco building was beautiful, and I am so glad the city has preserved this place. The parking seemed plentiful, and they also offered a golf cart type tram to get you to the front door, if it was too long of a walk, we walked, but I'm sure those that needed... More 

Thank KShad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit and reasonably priced. The external structure of the building is beautiful. One of the exhibits is a scale model of the city which gives insight into how the city has evolved and can help your sense of geography if you've become a little disorientated. (I actually visited in July 2014 but that option wasn't available)

Thank princesspen72
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and we attended the Alaska Imax show. The show was fun to see but dirt in the projector was a bit of an annoyance. I suspect there is some way to better clean the film as it is projected. Having to pay for parking or valet was a bummer but then they do need to collect enough... More 

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