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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #4 of 80 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

With improved parking (covered by solar panels used to power the zoo), it is an easier access into this beautiful zoo. And it will soon be time for "Zoo Babies" and "Zoo blooms" when the thousands of flowers are blooming and the newborns are out to be greeted by visitors. The plants and landscape are amazing. The "Jungle Trails" is... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The animal exhibits are very nice and interestingly laid out. Lots of attractions throughout the day...be sure to check on the day of your visit to see what is happening. The cheetah exhibit is great and the kids love feeding the giraffes. Lots of walking and a bit hilly (it's cincinnati), but thoughtfully laid out so you're not re crossing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Cincinnati and enjoy zoos, Cincinnati's is not to be missed. The variety of animals is tremendous. From aardvarks to zebras, I don't know what they missed. Seriously, the exibits include gorillas, elephants, cats from around the globe, insects, bears, etc, etc. The zoo provides the best natural settings that they can and are always improving the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This zoo is one of the oldest and best in the country! Not to be missed when in town. Appeals to both the old and young... you can feed giraffes, watch a cheetah run, visit the unique insect house, tour the chimpanzee house, and so much more. Depending on the time of year, you can see the fantastic gardens -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Get there early, as it will take you the entire day to view everything.Luckily, it is a well laid out plan that doesn't require a great deal of back tracking to get from one paddock to the next. In addition to being a great zoo, it's also a stellar botanical garden. It's a great way to spend the day with... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It can get crowded when busy and feel even more crowded when kids are cranky but overall, it is a beautiful layout with fun exhibits that are interesting for kids and adults. They also have a lot of fun events throughout the year. Expect to walk a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Outdoor and indoor animals with various shows during the day. Some interactive events as well - feeding the giraffes, Lorakeet feeding, etc. often there are zookeepers around the park with animals that you can interact with as well. There are some hills as you walk through the park, so be prepared for that, but it's worth it. Best to come... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As the second oldest zoo in the U.S. not only do you get a great selection of animals you also get to stroll through beautiful gardens and amazing old buildings that make it a very unique trip. They keep the park very clean and the staff are always friendly. Not just a spot for the kids, prepare to enjoy the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Cincinnati zoo has all kinds of programs to keep the community involved. You can go in and volunteer to help feed the new born babies, they have webcams so you can watch certain species from your computer. At Christmas they light up the zoo with millions of beautiful lights and have the zoo open at night. A great place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

great fun for children seeing all the animals and riding the train. They have wonderful and different foods for adults and children

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