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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
Phone Number: 513-281-4700
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Description: This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the...
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.
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Great place for kids

This is not the largest zoo in the US but it has a wonderful propagation program. The cryogenic embrio collection is outstanding. Zoo babies is always a great spring attraction... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Florence, Kentucky
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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is not the largest zoo in the US but it has a wonderful propagation program. The cryogenic embrio collection is outstanding. Zoo babies is always a great spring attraction. Also the spring floral display is wonderful. So many tulips! One weekend there is free admission and a concert during the floral display. Great. There are so many children's activities... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Cincinnati Zoo is a nice zoo - it's not the best zoo I've been too (Omaha) but it's not the worst by any means. There's a lot of animals and definitely enough to fill a day. It's really nice. We always make it a point to go once a year. The polar bears are my absolute favorite!

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and walk and enjoy scenery.This was during their Christmas light display and it was very entetaining and festive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting the Cincinnati Zoo for a while now and it really surpassed my expectations! We didn't get to see everything, but visited most of the exhibits. Some of the animals were not out due to the weather at the time of our visit, but that is no fault of the zoo's. The zoo is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm sure this zoo is much more impressive during Spring and Summer. A lot of animals not on exhibit. The enclosures are quite small and enrichment for larger animals appears minimal. The orangutan with a hello kitty teapot was particularly unsettling. There is a lot of construction and refurb going on at the moment in preparation for the warmer months.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was immediately happy with the automated kiosks at the entrance where we could purchase tickets and pay for parking without waiting. The zoo is quite large but the best part is how close you get to the animals. I have only viewed giraffes and penguins from afar or behind glass but here, they were so close I could have... More 

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Ortonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It doesn't take long to go through the zoo but they have a lot to offer in a small space. I love the green initiatives thru out the zoo starting in the parking lot and ending in the food court. The primate exhibits lack in rudimentary climbing structures and general meaningful enrichment. The Asian primate exhibits were the most offending.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Cincinnati Zoo is a beautiful zoo- the grounds are wonderfully landscaped, making it a very immersive experience in most parts of the zoo. A number of the animals on exhibit are part of Species Survival Plans to preserve critically endangered species. For example, the Cincinnati Zoo is the only zoo in North America to exhibit Sumatran Rhinos, and their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I had not been to this zoo; we will be back! We took our young son and found everything at the zoo kid friendly. Plenty of room for strollers, lots of hand washing stations, and plenty of places to buy food and drinks (yeah the price of food is like being at the movie theatre. Just part... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love coming to the zoo every year!!! You have so many exotic animals that you wont see in other places! Winter you have PNC Festival of lights that is outstanding!! Spring and summer are the best time to go!! They even have special days where you can get in for just $1!! Great place for family outings or even... More 

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