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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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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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Knowledge, fun and family time rolled into one.

Sublime place to take your family. So many exhibits, wonderful I-Max cinema, childrens musuem are located with this venue. The best thing to me is the art deco train station that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Sublime place to take your family. So many exhibits, wonderful I-Max cinema, childrens musuem are located with this venue. The best thing to me is the art deco train station that houses it all. The rotunda, with its art work, takes the breath away. A MUST SEE IN CINCY!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Went for the Pompei exhibit. Wonderfully done and in a beautiful, historic building. Highly recomended for the traveling exhibits and for the permanent ones there year round. Ticket prices are reasonable.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We have visited several times over the past 8 years with our now 8 yr & 11yr old kids. We visit the History and Children centers for our family trips. Every area has hands on activity for the kids, facts listed low for the children's fingers, and lots of play objects for all size kids... my hubby does inspect them... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

An outstanding museum showcasing the history of Cincinnati. A walkthru panorama exhibit of the founding and stages of growth of the city. Also has exhibits showcasing the historic train exhibit that many grew up with as an annual Christmas display. There is an IMAX theater. Also has rotating and traveling exhibits. All housed in an amazing Art Deco train station.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My kids and I go here several times a month and never get bored. The building itself is something worth going to see. Very good value, family fun. You can also rent a locker for 50 cents to keep a cooler for packed lunches. Yes! You can bring your own food and drinks and eat them in their cafeteria. :)

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The rotation exhibits are fantastic and the permanent ones are fun for both adults and kids. The staff is great and very helpful.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great way to spend the day with your kiddos. They will have a ball. For many years we had a membership here. Highly recommend!

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Union Terminal is a beautiful and iconic spot in Cincinnati. I think they have found the best use of this landmark. The museums are wonderful, and there are several packed into one spot. The Children's museum has hands on activities and a play area to run off some of the little one's energy. The Natural History museum was also... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Doesn't matter how big your family is or if everyone has completely different interests, everyone will find something they LOVE at the Cincinnati Museum Center. CMC contains 3 distinctly different museums under one roof: Duke Energy Children's Museum, Cincinnati History Museum, and the Natural History & Science Museum. Plus don't forget about their special exhibits and the OmniMax. You don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Such a beautiful place to walk for exercise and take in the beauty of the landscape. The trees, flowers , lake and beautiful old tombstones and statues make for a beautiful resting place as well as a beautiful walk through nature.

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