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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #8 of 62 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos, Outdoors
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The zoo is great. The animals seem well taken care of, and the prices are about average for a zoo. However, do not book an event here! We booked a wedding here a few years ago, and the event specialist was so rude to us--to the point of harassing. They did not have signs like they said they would, they... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The African Safari is unique in this country. San Diego does it well also, but Cincinnati rates in the top five.

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Morehead, Kentucky
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you have seen one Zoo you have seen them all? Not really. Visit the Cincinnati Zoo and take your camera for a great day. Take a grand kid for a super day.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm amazed by how much you can see and enjoy at this zoo. It is easy to spend the entire day there and not see everything. The festival of lights is really fun, too! Just go early in the season otherwise it's so crowded and hectic!

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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The park was clean. The maps were helpful and easy top follow. The app on my phone was good too. There is a nice variety of well cared for animals including a large amount of endangered species.

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E Bridgewater, Ma.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a nice zoo. The walk is a little hilly but ok. From downtown it is about $16.oo by cab. If staying until closing g I would suggest getting postcards etc. when you go in as I found myself deep into the zoo at closing time and had to walk at a fast pace to get out. Anyway the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We thought we could see everything in one day and unless you formulate a plan of attack before going then it won't be possible. This is one of the largest zoo's I've ever visited and not to mention with so many exotic and unique animals. Great for families and animal lovers. Just be ready to walk - a lot. The... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lots of walking but awesome experience. Loved it! They need more benches for us Grandparents to sit as we watch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you're new to the city or just visiting put the Cincinnati Zoo on your list of things to do. There are so many things to do and explore. And if you have kids will have a great time. You can't say you've been to Cincinnati unless you been to the zoo. If you're in Cincinnati during the winter time... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country. The facilities are top notch, they have amazing conservation programs and many educational opportunities available. The habitats for the animals are beautiful, and as spacious as possible. There is a play area for the kids and a variety of dining options. The zoo also plays host to numerous... More

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