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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
Phone Number: 513-281-4700
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Ranked #5 of 71 Activities in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This Zoo was visited many times during my lifetime. This visit was shared it with my family who did a lot of walking. It is a great form of entertainment both educational and inspiring. They walked the entire Park for a complete day up until near closing in the evening!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Cincinnati Zoo is a must see in Cincinnati. The animals are great and the grounds beautiful. And you can bring in your own food and drinks making this place a great value! Go, now!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Zoo is magnificent in summer or winter! Love the wonderful settings they have for the animals. The flowers all through the zoo create a great visual. My grandson loves feeding the giraffes. The glass enclosures allow a closer look at the animals Everyone we encountered working there was very helpful and friendly. We go when it is nice out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have been here a few times and are always pleased! We've went to the Halloween event and it was great to:) our family can't wait to go back!

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A bona fide "Zoo done right". World class assortment of creatures in an amazingly artful setting - the flora and fauna are beyond compare, but it is the grounds themselves that will ensnare you! "Family" memberships are a bargain, especially for this world-renowned "Breeder" Zoo. Do not miss the "white tigers"!

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Dayton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I'm not an expert on zoos, but the Cincinnati Zoo has always struck me as quite nice for a relatively small market city. The Festival of Lights display has been a holiday attraction for at least twenty years (went the first time in the mid 90s), and we decided to take our grand daughter for her first display a week... More 

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Sharonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is the most beautiful zoo! Take your time and enjoy it. Easy walking and lots of animals. We had a fantastic time. Our debit card was overcharged, but it was resolved as soon as I called. The manager and staff were most helpful and polite!

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McKinney, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited the zoo for the first time to visit the holiday Festival of Lights. The lights were fine...no, they were good, but there were very few animals or special attractions. If you cannot have much by way of live animals, I would suggest incorporating other attractions- ornament decorating, character sightings, ice skating, face painting, balloons, juggling/performer acts, musical performers,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Don't miss next year's Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. I wasn't all that excited to go, but completely and throughly enjoyed the holiday spirit, beautiful evening landscape and the zoo animals. Absolutely going back next year!!!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went for "Happy Zoo year". It was from 5-9 on new years eve. My husband has been to the zoo in the summer time and had raved about it. We were disappointed to see that all the animals had been put up for the day and we just got to see the lights. It was pretty. The grounds are... More 

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