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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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New Knoxville, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to get some exercise! The displays are spread out and there are a lot of hills. There is a nice picnic area, so you can pack your own lunch.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been to this zoo so many times went when I was a kid brought my kids hetr alot of family fun memories love the festival of lights if you never been you need to go but don't wait till last minute to go around the holidays cuz it will be packed it's also very expensive so bring a... More

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North Manchester, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited on a very warm, humid August day. As a result of the weather, many animals were not especially active - but that would be the same scenario in any zoo. I had forgotten that this zoo is on the historical registry, having been founded in 1873. Typical of that era, there is an emphasis on 'botanical'. The lay... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo was nice lots of different animals and volunteers walking around with lizards, goats and snakes. We walked over eight miles on our visit. Ride the train very underwhelming but of course the kids loved it. They got us with parking, we followed signs to zoo parking no indication of any fee. So we were surprised when there was... More

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ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

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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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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