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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
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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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Must-see destination!!!! Cincinnati gem!

This building is simply awesome: inside and outside. Three great museums (Natural History, Cincinnati History, Kids) plus an Omnimax. Also, don't forget the Graeter's ice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 17, 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

This building is simply awesome: inside and outside. Three great museums (Natural History, Cincinnati History, Kids) plus an Omnimax. Also, don't forget the Graeter's ice cream!!!! I recommend seeing all the museums, but time might be an issue. I could easily sit and marvel at one museum for the complete day. Honestly, I can stand in the main entry way... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your enthusiasm about Cincinnati Museum Center! We love hearing how much our visitors enjoy their time here, and we are glad that you had a pleasant experience as well! Hope to have you back in the near future! More 

MONROE
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91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014

Well worth the time to visit ( a little on the expensive side compared to other (larger) museums we have visited. We are museum/history buffs and try to vist a local museum when we travel. When you visit here you have to "pick" one of 3 museum areas for lowest price. Visiting other "museum areas" costs additional. However time constraints... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

So glad to hear you've enjoyed your time at Cincinnati Museum Center! We try to keep admission to our museums affordable to families, and we hope that you found your visit was worth the price of admission! If you visit again, you can save by buying tickets online in advance of your visit! Thank you again and we look forward... More 

Sunrise, Florida
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411 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014

Even if you don't visit the museums, the building itself is worth visiting. Architecturally splendid and unique with dramatic artwork and lots of hidden details. Really is a train station. Needs lots of repairs. The museums are great and the building contains a splendid IMAX theatre. Parking is a rip off as there are no alternatives and the lots are... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to write a review! You'll be happy to hear that voters in our county just approved a 5-year, 0.25% sales tax increase that will help fund the cost of much-needed repairs to the entire building. And our parking fees, along with admission fees, bring in revenue that allow us provide a variety... More 

Independence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014

There is plenty for the kids to do especially in the Duke Energy Children's museum area. There is a water feature room where they can get hands on in water. A play ground type area in the wood's area with slides and tunnels to play in. Areas with instruments to bang on, a kids grocery store and diner area, building... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind review! We are delighted that your visit to Cincinnati Museum Center and, more specifically, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, was a pleasant experience! We hope to have you back soon on your next visit to Cincinnati Museum Center! More 

Morehead, Kentucky
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119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a train station that has changed faces several times. This is a fun place to spend the day and trick the kids into learning something. They will have fun and so will you.

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

So glad to hear you were pleased with your experience at Cincinnati Museum Center and hope you'll be back again soon! More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great place for the family when in Cincinnati. There are a couple of different things for the family to do. It is a little pricy but on a rainy day, go!

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Cincinnati Museum Center! We love hearing how much our visitors enjoy their time here, and we're glad your visit was a pleasant one as well! We try to keep admission affordable for families, and we hope you found that your visit was worth the price of admission! If you visit us... More 

Findlay, Ohio, United States
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91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took my one year old to the Children's Museum for an afternoon. He absolutely loved it. It's the first museum we've taken him to that he wasn't in the stroller at all. He crawled all around the museum looking at the fish; splashing in water; and playing with balls, legos, train set, etc. That was all before we got... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your kind response! We are delighted to hear that you and your son had such a wonderful experience at the museum! We can't wait to see you on your next visit! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

If you're in the city or close enough to take a day trip this is just something to do. You get a great view of the downtown. Inside are a few places to eat and shop. For entertainment you have the choice of museums or the IMAX. We did the history museum and the science museum. They both could be... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your kind review! We do plan to update the exhibits in our museums, but first we must repair and restore our greatest artifact: Union Terminal itself. Hamilton County voters have approved a resolution to raise money for this project, so we will begin this process soon! Thank you again for your visit and hope... More 

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014

Go there for the Architecture, the main hall is simply stunning and definitely worth the trip... The History Museum is interesting

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit here at Cincinnati Museum Center! Union Terminal is truly an art deco gem of Cincinnati and an attraction in Cincinnati Museum Center in its own right. Thank you again for your visit and kind review! More 

Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014

Plan to spend the WHOLE day here because between the Museum Of Natural History with it's own CAVE, yes Cave, that you can explore as if you were on a special expedition. Then there's the Children's Museum which is a special treat for any child with the several different areas of entertainment and distraction. While there, the kids were able... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Cincinnati Museum Center! There certainly is a lot to see and do! We love hearing how much our visitors enjoy spending time here and are pleased your visit was a pleasant experience as well! Thank you again for your visit and kind review! More 

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