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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #8 of 85 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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Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great zoo with lots of great exhibits. It's not a super large zoo, either, so it's very walkable. Just be aware - it's very hilly! We love coming here. Monkey Island is one of my kids' favorite. We also love the Insect House. My only "negative" comment would be I wish they had more water exhibits. Even... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Gotta love this zoo. Been going since I was a kid, over 60 years. Amazing the chances I have seen, you just don't see how they can improve it and then, they make changes that WOW you. Gotta admit the hills were easier when I was younger, that being said, Love the Zoo.

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kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We purchased the family night hike at the zoo. It was only $11 per person, the time is from 6:30 - 8:00 on a Friday evening. What a great experience! We met in a classroom space and had a short lesson with animals to touch/pet and learn about. Then, the instructor led us around an EMPTY zoo (of course the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to go to the zoo, since I had never been to this zoo. We went on Monday July 21st. Price to get in zoo-very reasonable. Some parts of the Zoo were GREAT. The animals I could see, I really enjoyed!! Other things so-so. First of all, if you want to ride the train, you have to walk half... More

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Newport Beach, California
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27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great zoo. It was not on my radar,but we were meeting family and grand kids in Cincinnati so we picked it as a family friendly place. It is very family friendly, parking was FREE and the ALL inclusive movie, zoo train ride entry fee was $22-25 per person. It also has the best cat exhibits I have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The only place you can feed a giraffe. Very clean restrooms. The train ride around the zoo is awesome

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I've been to Zoos all over the country....including the Bronx Zoo, Audubon Zoo, Memphis Zoo, and St. Louis Zoo. The Cincinnati Zoo was definitely the best one that I've ever been to. Every exhibit was beautiful, detailed, and seemed comfortable for the animals. I saw animals I've never seen in a zoo, including Manatees! Watching the cheetah run was amazing,... More

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Clarksville, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Been coming here off and on for over 50 years. It was always a very good zoo and now it is fantastic. The upgrades they have made over last 5-10 years has been amazing. The gardens are beautiful. One day will not do it so you will need to prioritize what you want to see ahead of time. Take your... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time at the zoo. We went on a cooler day so more of the animals were active. It was great fun to watch the gorillas, red pandas, elephants and all the other animals! The only downfall was my lack of proper shoes and a lot of walking. Totally my fault!

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Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect when we visited this zoo. There is plenty to see and do whether you have small children or jaded teenagers. The cheetah (racing to get it's stuffed animal prey) impressed even my husband. If you're in the Cincinnati area, I recommend you visit this zoo.

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