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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #9 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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ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have now been to all the big zoos in ohio (Cleve, Toledo, cinci, columbus) and this was a very nice zoo. The drive there kind of was blah because not in the best area but either is cleveland and that's the one we frequent. There were lots of things to see we don't see in "our zoo" and there... More

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Athens, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A very nice zoo, especially for being in the middle of the city. Driving from downtown to the zoo isn't all that appealing due to having to go through some less than desirable areas. Parking is a little steep IMO. There is a lot of shade throughout the zoo, which is important on hot days. Zoo vendors don't gouge you... More

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Greenfield, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It was a very hot day when we were there yesterday. Most of the animals were out so it was a good day. We even got to see the new 18-day old baby Gorilla, Mona. We will definitely be back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I wish it wasn't so hilly, but otherwise one of the best as far as zoos go. Take the train, pack a meal.

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Even though it was a hot day, we had a fantastic time at the zoo. Surprisingly a lot of animals were out despite the almost 100 degree heat yesterday. All in all a good day

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great family afternoon out after church and lunch . Found parking on the street and the crowds were all moving out and by the time 3:30 came about it was like being on our personal safari! We saved a few more bucks buying the tickets at kroger as well .

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NJ
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15 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The gardens at the zoo are beautiful but this zoo just does not stack up to the San Diego Zoo, Bronx Zoo, or a host of others. While the animals are all in outside natural areas, these areas are very small. There were numerous cases of animals just pacing up and back. In addition, in most cases there are a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went to this zoo with some friends. The exhibits are well designed and there are some interactive portions through out the zoo. The animal habitats are well laid out and designed. I can appericate the amount of planning that went into this zoo.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo is amazing. They have animal encounters with zoo keepers, which help all of the kids learn about the animals more in depth than just seeing them. There are so many different animals to see and they are well cared for! Giraffe Ridge is wonderful and you can even feed the giraffes! What an awesome encounter. The cheetah encounter... More

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Salem, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in Cincinnati visiting family and went to the Cincinnati Zoo. Very nicely done! The animals looked like they were well taken care of and the park was very clean. Would highly suggest visiting the zoo.

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