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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Children's museums, History museums, Museums
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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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Great museum for kids and adults of all ages

Housed in an Art Deco former train station. The building itself is a museum worth visiting!! The exhibit Cincinnati Goes to War is fascinating. This is a gem in the Queen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Housed in an Art Deco former train station. The building itself is a museum worth visiting!! The exhibit Cincinnati Goes to War is fascinating. This is a gem in the Queen City's crown!!

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Union Terminal is a prime example of Art Deco design. It has sweeping mosaic panels showing the history of transportation in the region. The world's largest half dome, go to one of the corner water fountains and whisper into the fountain and be heard in the matching fountain more than 178 feet away. Inside is home to the Natural... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The view outside this old Railroad terminal is breathtaking... The Architecture inside WILL TAKE your breath away.... The IMAX theater, and the museums inside are certainly bonuses...But its the Building that is the attraction... DO NOT WALK here from downtown, it is not safe to do so... However there is on site parking close to the front door...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can count on dozens of ways to spend the afternoon. Exploring the cave, visiting the Children's Museum and IMAX theater always keep my grandchildren entertained. The fact that they are learning so much along the way doesn't hurt.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cincinnati Museum has a lot of different displays, some are permanent and some are in for a short time like the current Mummy Display. I went to the Mummy Display in January and found it to be very informative. The museum also offers free tours of Union Terminal which take place at certain times of the day and are first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There's enough at this Museum Center to entertain anyone of any age. I attended with my son and grandchildren and each of us was filled with wonder at every turn. We all hated to leave at the end of the day!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is my favorite place in all of Cincinnati. There is so much to see there. I can't even say which area would be my favorite. The omnimax is wonderful. If you have kids, the kids area will keep them entertained for hours and they will still want to come back for more. I could spend every day here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our family visits the Museum Center on a regular basis - great place to spend an hour or a whole day! There are 3 separate museums, plus additional things to do like the Imax theatre, a historical library, and more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Union Terminal use to be a train station and is designed in Art Deco style. The building looks like a radio and has a lot of neat design inside. The museum is wonderful and they have a childrens museum and an Omnimax Threater!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is worth visiting for the building alone. You can see the inspiration for the Hall of Justice and feel the history. Oh, the museums are pretty good too!

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