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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Great zoo! Lots and LOTS to do, it's almost too big! We spent the whole day here. Plenty of choices when it comes to food and overall a great place for kids. Bring a backpack full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great zoo! Lots and LOTS to do, it's almost too big! We spent the whole day here. Plenty of choices when it comes to food and overall a great place for kids. Bring a backpack full of water if you're going to be there on a hot day...Parking area is really nice for those hot days, the solar panels keep... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nice zoo, but you have to drive through the getto to get to it, just do not go after feeding time, the critters are all sleeping and hiding.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We love the Cincinnati Zoo! My granddaughter has had zoo day/week camp and now is volunteer for the garden workers and loves everyday of it. Every child should get a chance to visit for zoo camp or any other volunteering its so educational and fun. Zoo Rocks!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to many zoos in many cities and this is hands down the best facility I've ever encountered. The animals have space to move about, there are many staff members talking about the exhibits and others with nice hands on demonstrations. The giraffe's were my favorites and to watch the cheetah run in that huge exhibit was awesome. The... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful Zoo. Very Clean, the animals all look clean and well kept. The staff is very helpful and seem to love their jobs.

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Cincinnati zoo is one of the your. best example for a family outing with young children. We took our grandchildren and spent 5 hours looking at and enjoying the gardens and animals. The exhibits keep all of our interest. The weather was nice all day 80s no rain. The parking was close and convenient ($9.00),the traffic was awful getting... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see, its better if you try to stay away from the heat of the day because most animals tend to stay in the shade or inside. The gardens are just as beautiful. This is an excellent one tank day trip unless you live farther away, still one of the better zoo's I have visited. They have several species... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This zoo is fantastic - the care of the animals and the re-created natural habitats they built for them is the best I have seen. The zoo has a great holiday in lights program where they decorate the entire zoo. Carolers walk around the zoo spreading cheer, they sell hot chocolate and cider, as well as have tons of activities... More 

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Warren, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of animals on exhibit, very clean and well laid out. Places to eat were reasonably priced and the food was good. Lots of misting stations throughout the zool

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Batavia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A terrific zoo with lots of family friendly features. It's filled with hills so bring your strollers and good walking shoes! The polar bear exhibit is my favorite when they are playing in the water.

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Additional Information about Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Address: Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
Phone Number: 513-281-4700
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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