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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #10 of 88 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Cincinnati Zoo is a treasure. Children are engaged and excited to see many of their favorite animals (Girraffes, Elephants, Gorillas, Tigers, Poar Bears, and Lions) and learn about others. The zoo is in the city, and due to limited space the facility is always redesigning and enhancing spaces. We recently enjoyed the "new" painted dog exhibited for the first... More

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Central Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

As a family of 4 (3 teen kids), we enjoyed the Cincinnati Zoo. I found the zoo map somewhat hard to follow and we ended up backtracking a good bit. The rhino exhibit was closed, but the rest was open. We enjoyed the big cats and bird exhibits. The reptile exhibit was crowded. There was a nice children’s petting zoo.... More

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Highland, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This zoo is so large that it's hard to see it alll in one day. Great animals on exhibit. Fun for all ages.

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Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was our first time there with a toddler. Loved the zoo and up close interactions with them. The giraffe exhibit was our favorite as they come right up to you. Petting zoo area was great and so kid friendly. We will definitely make this a yearly event!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's a very nice zoo... Major attraction: Snakes, Polar Bear, Bearcat (UC Mascot), Sea creatures, Godzilla, Lions & Tigers, Birds, Penguins, Train Ride, etc. Plan to visit it for atleast 3-4 hours.

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Carthage, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The zoo was great fun, and it was easy to get around Everything was in easy walking distance. Our twin grandsons liked the train so much, we had to ride it twice. The gift store was highly stocked yet over priced. Many food vendors were closed due it being October.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My whole family loved it! We have tweens, who didn't want to hang out with a bunch of little kids, and they had a great time. (There are good descriptions of the animals and the kids really learned a lot.) The gardens were definitely my favorite part-- it was like a 2 for 1 trip, animals for the kids and... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ohio is a state blessed with zoos; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo. Cincinnati is one of the zoos on top of the list. The zoo is worth going to alone just to be able to see the last Sumatran rhino in US captivity. Be sure you go see him first thing in the morning or you may miss him.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Such a great zoo! Animals have great exibits amd plenty of room! A lot of hands on activities and indoor learning on the animals.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Today I had my company picnic at the Cincinnati zoo and those poor helpless animals were in such small spaces. Every animal I seen today looked so sad or was crying. _the lion was just pacing back and forth from one side of a "stage" to the other crying he had shaggy skin and red bare spots under his legs... More

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