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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
Phone Number:
+1 513-287-7000
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the...

Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.

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Amtrak at 1:30 am

My wife and I took our daughter here for a train trip to Chicago. The historic building is beautiful but only one corner is used for the trains. At the time the train arrives... read more

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Tom L
Frankfort, Kentucky
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter here for a train trip to Chicago. The historic building is beautiful but only one corner is used for the trains. At the time the train arrives there's not a whole lot to see. Would have liked to been here during the heyday of train travel, but, sadly, there's only one per day... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently visited the Museum Center to view the Viking exhibit. What a great exhibit! In addition to seeing how the Vikings lived, we learned about their explorations. This exhibit coincided with a feature article in the latest National Geographic Magazine. Interestingly, Vikings did not have cattle horns on their helmets!

Thank nightingale1972
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to a number of Children's Museum's & this rivals any of them! So many tactile things the kids can play with & learn on that we instantly fell in love & bought the family pass. But add on to the experience both a Cincinnati History Museum and a Natural History Museum under the same family pass and it's... More 

Thank Mike H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Viking Exhibit and enjoyed it very much. Very educational. Great historical exhibit. The exterior is in the middle of renovation, but it still looks like a beautiful old building

Thank Barry F
Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

One is a Crosley in my desk? A car? A refrigerator? A radio? Was it a baseball field? Cincinnati's Museum Center has those answers for you to see

Thank jaynapier
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We get a family pass every year. We have enjoyed overnight stays, special exhibits, summer camps, and trips to the top floor to view the old train station terminal. I would say our favorite is the cave in the Natural History Museum, but honestly, we like everything.

Thank Yvonne C
Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been before the construction and absolutely loved this museum. We went back recently and with the limited access we were under whelmed and wanted to leave. My wife explained this to an employee and she offered to return our $5 parking fee. We will definitely be back but after the construction.

1 Thank William B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as soon as it open and was the best time with out young kids. Pricing isn't to bad. The children's museum has a lot of Interactive areas butnif small. Can spend 2 hours or less here. This place has other attractions but with our little ones we didnt visit them. They are renovating the building so looks closed... More 

1 Thank ztd1989
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was totally disappointed in this exhibit. It is over-priced at $19.50 per person (no discounts for military, AAA, etc.) plus parking was $5.00. The TV ad and website say this exhibit ends April 23, 2017. However, the ticket counter ladies claim it is on until April of 2018! This is a timed exhibit - meaning you have to line... More 

1 Thank Limey717
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though this landmark is currently under construction the special exhibits and Imax experience are worth the trip.

1 Thank WillieJean

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