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“World Class Zoo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
513-281-4700
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Ranked #9 of 88 Attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Gardens, Zoos
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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.
Cincinnati
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“World Class Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a must see place for families, couples, kids, singles, anyoneto visit, over and over and over!
This is one of the finest animal diplays in any Zoo I have visited as well as also outstanding horticultural displays. It was called the Cincinnati Botanical and Zoological Garden originally.

Visited November 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“The workers were very rude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We grew-up and lived in Cincinnati our entire lives and had not been to the zoo in many years. Just the 2 of us went and the presentation of everything was fantastic, as always, but all of the workers and staff there were absolutely rude. Any questions we had throughout the park we were dismissed as quickly as possible and not many smiles. It was very awkward.

Visited April 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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“Excellent zoo for a city of this size”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I like the central location - easy to get in and out. The elephant display and the petting zoo was nice.

Visited October 2012
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ST, Anthony Indiana
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“go in summer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went in February and it was not too bad but only a few animals were out, but they had some inside that you could see. It is very close to being a good zoo but not yet, even in summer they need a few more things out side. There was construction work going on when we were there so they be adding more. The naked mole rats were awesome, and the gorillas were great, The birds inside were something they fly right up to you if you have a shirt that is the color of a flower or have a bow in your hair. If you have kids go to the birds and mole rats last as they are so fun to watch that it is hard to get the kids and yourself to leave. It is not as big as most zoos but if a good time filler if you don't have much time or are going somewhere else .

Visited February 2012
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“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is one of the top zoos I have been to (my list isn't too big). I typically love big cats (e.g. Lions, Tigers) but my favorite exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is the insect house. I love the leaf cutter ants. The botanical garden portion of the name is a misnomer - I would not consider their invasive weeds growing in the animals area as a botanical garden. However, the blooms in the spring are amazing!

Visited October 2012
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