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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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A Day at the Zoo

Cincinnati has one of the best zoos in the country. It is great for families with young children or teens. It is a wonderful attraction for all ages. It gets crowded on weekends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cincinnati has one of the best zoos in the country. It is great for families with young children or teens. It is a wonderful attraction for all ages. It gets crowded on weekends. If you can visit during the week and arrive when they open, you get the best parking and best viewing of the animals. Arriving later in the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I loved this Zoo! Although it is a more established Zoo it has a lot to offer, it is maintained, and the layout was easy to navigate. There is plenty of parking and you will enter the zoo first by an escalator. Our family enjoyed the Elephant Show, Red Panda habitat, White Tiger, Monkeys, and the exhibit where you can... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited many zoos around the country including the National Zoo in DC, the San Diego Zoo, and the Denver Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo is certainly one of the best we have ever visited. A great value for couples and families and very easy to find right on the edge of downtown Cincinnati. The zoo was beautifully landscaped,... More 

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Antioch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great zoo with nice, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We normally travel to Cincinnati on business, but like the city so much, we took a 3 day vacation. Zoos are one of our favorite places to visit, and this one is among the BEST! The exhibits are wonderfully crafted to both accommodate the animals and aesthetically pleasing for visitors. It's so... More 

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kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love taking the kids here. Wonderful exhibits, many interactive areas. Be prepared to get a good.walking workout in up and down the hills but it can be done pushing 2 on a stroller and carrying another...

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Sometimes with teenagers, there's a limit of things to do that interest them. We went and didn't get bored once! It easily took several hours, but there's not much you'd want to skip. So much fun!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This our favorite zoo. The reason I say this is because this is the zoo that we visit locally. I do like the new attractions the zoo keeps doing. This includes Giraffe Ridge and the new Africa exhibit which its final phase will be complete by next year. My oldest son volunteers at this zoo during the summer. The best... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We love the zoo! On a beautiful day there are lots of animals to see, train to ride and a carousel to ride. On a rainy day there are indoor exhibits to explore. On very hot days they have misters spraying water and some of the indoor exhibits are air-conditioned. In winder don't miss the March of the Penguins!

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Overall one of the better zoos that I have been to in my travels over the years. Not as flashy as something like the Memphis Zoo but certainly better than something like the Knoxville Zoo. Exhibits are nice and the animals all appear to be well cared for plus you can learn a bit about everything for the tons of... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the zoo around 10:30a.m. and luckily had pre-purchased tickets so no standing in line. We got a great deal at half price so if you're staying at a hotel check for deals. The zoo is VERY hilly be prepared for some good exercise. I always recommend getting a map so that if you can't walk the entire... More 

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