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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #8 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos
Owner description: This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs,... more » Owner description: This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas and white tigers, and has a wonderful collection of felines and a delightful manatees exhibit. « less
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Tokyo, Japan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is such a great zoo, and takes a full day to see everything. The kids loved the carousel, and the train was fun too, but we were here for the animals and it did not disappoint. Rhinos, giraffes, elephants, orangutans, gorillas, white tigers, polar bears, penguins etc. etc. Lots of animals here, and cutting edge on displays that provide... More

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Irvine, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place was AMAZING! Well kept and clean, the attractions were exciting, and even though they had ongoing construction I dont feel as though we missed anything. Very easy to find.

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Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It had been a while since my husband and I had went to the zoo and were pleasantly surprised. It is a lot of walking so comfortable shoes are a must. While there were certainly many other people attending that day, we never had to wait more than a few seconds to get a front row view of whatever animal... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited many zoos across the United States and this is my favorite. A beautiful combination of zoo and gardens, this is a must do in Cincinnati. We purchased the all inclusive pass that gave us access to the 4D Rio movie, unlimited carousel and train rides. It was a good investment of $25 adults and $22 kids add... More

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wasilla, ak
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My daughter and I were simply enthralled by the animals; such a wonderful diversity of animals! We fed the giraffes, saw the cheetahs run, and observed so many beautiful creatures, a few of which we had no idea ever existed until that day. The carousel and train rides were fun. Plan on being there an entire day, it truly is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pretty good sized and lots to see, Lots of waking so wear comfy sneakers,first time there and would deff go back next time I'm down that way

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Breeding and unique animals set this zoo apart from most. Exhibits change but quality remains. Great bird show.

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Cincinnati
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you've never been to Cincinnati and you are looking for something to do go to the Cincinnati Zoo. It is an amazing zoo with animals of all sorts. It is home to Americas oldest zoo building and amazing flowers in Spring. This place is family friendly and an amazing place to just hang out and see some cool animals.

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Cincinnati Zoo offers more than animals with their botanical gardens. Its grounds are beautiful! They have a great selection of rare and endangered animals, including the black rhino and new painted dogs, and a lot of everyone's favorites. Highly recommend

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New Middletown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This zoo was a pleasant surprise, having visited the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Columbus zoos on numerous occasions. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but came away very impressed with the quality I found there. One thing that impresses immediately is the lucious foliage. It turns out that the botanical aspect is very well planned, and includes the preservation of various... More

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