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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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Also a city park

Incredible n worth the visit! Impeccably kept up as its part of the Cincinnati park system. Zoo babies and Christmas lights are two very nice events they host as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible n worth the visit! Impeccably kept up as its part of the Cincinnati park system. Zoo babies and Christmas lights are two very nice events they host as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always a great family activity, and we all learn something new when we visit. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, it's clean and the animals seem well cared for. We've been members for years, and will continue to support our zoo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

By far the best zoo I have been to...if a true animal lover better make it two days! Lots of high bamboo top knock down the heat.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I only visit here once every couple of years but wish I could go more often. This month it was featuring "Zoo Babies". Many of these animals must feel quite content here to spawn so often. The Painted Dogs were the highlight of the day for me! (Litter of 10). Working at being very Green. Food looked and smelled typical.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We go to the zoo in just about every city we visit, and Cincinnati is now in our top 5! Huge zoo with a ton of animals makes for a day of fun and excitement, but make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water!!

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful zoo with lots of interesting animals. Zoo workers knowledgeable of the animals and various spotlights of animals are held throughout the zoo. But be ready to walk on hilly terrain. Make sure to leave at least three to four hours for quick trip.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful zoo. The animal exhibits ate beautiful and open. It was raining when we went and a lot of animals were hiding from the rain but we still had a good time. The train ride was a lot of fun, not like other zoo trains. You basically go over animal exhibits, pretty cool.

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This zoo has beautiful flowers and plants throughout and the habitats for the animals are very appealing. It has a diversity of animals and we saw some that we don't remember seeing at other zoos. The grounds were clean and well taken care of, They were lovely the day we visited. Even though there were field trip groups and it... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We got to the zoo with grandchildren in tow around 11:00 am. It was on a Saturday and it was crowded!!!!!! What a lovely zoo with so much to see and so very immaculate! Their were all kinds of activities going on for the children. We purchased the zoo and ride tickets and never saw a ride. Dissappointed as we... More 

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Angola, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Was on the way from Indianapolis, IN to Mason, OH Great Wolf Lodge to celebrate a birthday and this Zoo was added to our itinerary. What a great choice it was! The animals were out the gardens we beautiful and the crowds were reasonable for a Sunday. Ther worst part was the line to get into the zoo itself...the lines... More 

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