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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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It was an overall good experience. I would come back with my husband and kids next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

It was an overall good experience. I would come back with my husband and kids next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We brought my parents from out of state to this and they really liked it. It was very informative (we had a tour guide). I would recommend it for families with older children (10 on up). They had some good videos and lots of great artifacts (better than other exhibitions I had seen there). Give yourself at least 2 hours... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This beautiful historic building has come back to life with the multiple museums within its walls. This is an absolute "must see" if you have children. Adults will be happy here,too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Great childrens museum and touring exhibits such as Pompei, etc... The moseics are a unique view into Cininnati's local history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

3 museums housed in the historic Union Terminal. Once used as a train station, Art Deco abounds, facinating houseing and that is before you even see the museums!

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Cincy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Ok place to grab a bite while visiting the museum. Great ice cream shoppe. Only complaint is that it closes too early.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I really like that all three museums - Cincinnati History, Natural History, and Science Museum - are in one complex. So convenient. You only have to pay one time for parking. The architecture and conversion of this great Art Deco train station is worth the visit it itself. Really neat to speculate their choices for renovation - a great treasure... More 

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Nowheresville, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Beautiful facility and one-of-a-kind exhibit of Pompeii's artifacts. The final portion of the display, the human body casts, is haunting and will leave you somber for the lost aching souls who died on that day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Probably destined for kids, but even as an adult there's plenty of things to see here. Starting from the wonderful building (an ex-railroad station) and going through the various science exhibits, you'll probably spend almost a whole day here. There's biology, history, physics, geology, an aquarium and even a "hands on" play ground for the kids - a shame I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful experience my two children, ages 6 & 8 and I. Enjoyed it to. We've been to museums in NYC, Washington DC, and the like and this children's museum was just as good as the bigger cities and even excelled in some areas. It's ability to present ideas and information to kids in a fun and different way than most... More 

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