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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
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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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Must see in Cincinnati

Union Terminal is an iconic piece of Cincinnati history. We visit the terminal as often as possible.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Union Terminal is an iconic piece of Cincinnati history. We visit the terminal as often as possible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here in Cincinnati on a rainy day and a friend suggested we stop here to see their Omnimax movie theater. We were not disappointed. We saw the movie on National Parks.It is on a two story screen were the experience of getting to your seat is a memory. The movie on this screen was fantastic and worth every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The children's museum is open during the renovation. We love this museum, kids can do everything from climbing to legos, giant teeth and house building.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very Underwhelming! Mostly placards and things to read versus actual exhibits. What was on display was mostly jewellery (beads and broaches), tools and swords. As the previous review says, what is advertised as the Viking Ship is a mostly a metal tubular frame with a few pieces of the original wood. If I wanted to spend my time reading... More 

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Shelby, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are Cincinnati this a must see for children and adults alike! It is easy to spend an entire day there. The building itself is impressive. I must warn that the ticket line can be long and slow as there many options to choose from. I would recommend checking options online before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times and it's always a wonderful learning experience. My boys enjoys the exhibits and everyone loves the kids museum!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My understanding is the only thing open for next 2 years is the children's museum and special exhibits. Under renovation. The Viking exhibit was good but dissapointed we were not aware of the rennovations...

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times in recent years with family and always enjoy our visit. This is a definite "must see" in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went this time for the temporary, fascinating Viking exposition. What a great presentation of ancient artifacts, a history of the Vikings and a display of the largest Viking ship ever found (the display is made with thin metal wires, and metal members to display the actual size), with pieces of the original ship, about 10% of the display, "attached" to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to the Cincinnati Museum Center when we are visiting Cincinnati. The Omni max is one of our favorite spots, but we also enjoy special exhibits and festivals.

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