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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of...

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.

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Thanks you for the teaching and learning experience. Me and daughter spent a day at the museum and I had to i had to fight back the tears from experiencing the mining , to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks you for the teaching and learning experience. Me and daughter spent a day at the museum and I had to i had to fight back the tears from experiencing the mining , to the walk through and seen the slaves tied up with the welts on the backs omg to seeing the eyes of the Indian's etc you have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most of this spectacular building is off limits due to construction. Even the gift shop is closed. BUT the part that is open currently has a great display of the science and art of Leonardo da Vinci, well worth a visit. Also open is the Children's Museum which is great, it'll keep your kids entertained and involved for a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't hesitate to see this. It is outstanding, but temporary. I've seen it three times, in different versions, but I'd see it again. Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most incredibly talented persons of the past thousand years. I've visited his grave in France, the attached museum that displays some of his work, and an earlier version of this... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like the Natural History museum but the real treat here is the Cincinnati History Museum. It's my favorite part of the museum center

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you grew up watching the Justice League cartoons, it seems the facade of this place was the inspiration for their headquarters FYI. Moving on... At the time of our visit, most of the museums located inside were renovating or something so there wasn't much to see, thus the three stars. Gift shop also was almost empty as they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Like any good museum, you should plan to spend an entire day or visit more than once. The regular museum displays are enough to fill a day and they always have a special feature. One of my favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are interested in architecture, history, science, etc., you'll find something of interest here, including a children's museum. Also, be sure to visit the OMNIMAX theater!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...we were visiting friends in Covington,and crossed the river to Cincinnati...we love Art Deco,and the station does not disappoint...its a stunning example of Art Deco architecture ,and although we only visited because of the building,there was enough to keep you interested in the museum.We had been told Cincinnati was a little ''tired' but we loved the city,and it seems there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The children's museum is so much fun for little ones! There is so much to play with and do! It is perfect for a hot humid day or rainy day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lots of fun looking at the exhibits, and the building is just fantastic. I think it would have been more fun with children (or in our case grandchildren) along.

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