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“Amazing Museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
+1 513-287-7000
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Ranked #5 of 129 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and OMNIMAX Theater housed in a beautifully restored Art Deco train station. Cincinnati Museum Center houses the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theatre, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and special exhibition space.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Amazing Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife and I recently made a trip (March 22) to the Cincy Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. First of all, the museum itself is an amazing place, just a beautiful museum center! The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit was excellent! The items on display were placed for easy viewing. Even though it was quite busy the flow of people went well it seemed. The ancient items and Scrolls on display were just amazing! I highly recommend this exhibit and the museum itself to everyone. We have been to this museum a few times before and if you have children then the children's museum here is a must see! Kids will love it!

Visited March 2013
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“Christmas Time Trains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you are in Cincy during the Holidays, be sure to visit Union Terminal and check out the awesome train displays. Such an amazing time

Visited May 2012
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“My kids love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My kids absolutely love this museum. They do a great job separating the area for preschoolers from the area for bigger kids, and they do a good job making sure none of those preschoolers leave without an adult. As my kids have gotten older, they love the tree house and the other areas meant for older kids. Worth a membership to the museum if you have small children.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A little culture and some kid's entertainment in one place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I love the building itself and I enjoy the museum about the history of the city. They have a nice children's museum too. I don't have kids but it seems to be a hit with the kids I know. In addition they have a IMAX that sometimes have very interesting films.

Visited July 2012
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Culleoka, Tennessee
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“Four-in-one + -- in magnificent Art Deco train station with giant murals and mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Cincinatti History Museum is one of the four museums within this marvelous domed station. It has the story of this area from pre-historic times on. The exhibits are engaging with lots of interesting photos and interactive displays, even a full-size steamboat in a replica of the Cincinatti River front in the 1830s. There is a highly detailed city model with miniature trains and street-cars that moves from the 20s to the 60s. There's a tower where people can climb and see a net of train tracks in use, and also where children can play with trains. Even a short visit to one of the four museums is an easy and enlivening experience. It's within very easy access of I-75 at the Ezzard Charles exit.
The Dead Sea scrolls are there till March 31. There's an IMAX, a children's museum, and you can rent strollers, or bring your own. There are plenty of sights even without buying a museum pass.

Visited March 2013
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