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Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
+1 513-287-7000
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Caves! What more can I say?

This museum is located in a former train depot and the architecture is gorgeous! Our group only... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2015
Vicki T
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Well worth the time!

We originally went to see the limited time mummy exhibit at the Cincinnati museum, but ended up... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2015
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Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
+1 513-287-7000
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is located in a former train depot and the architecture is gorgeous! Our group only visited the Museum of Natural History side, because we didn't have time to see it all. Around every turn, there was something interesting to discover, with hands-on elements...More

5  Thank Vicki T
Reviewed March 24, 2015

We originally went to see the limited time mummy exhibit at the Cincinnati museum, but ended up staying to see the rest of the wings. I am very glad we did! The museum is beautiful, when you first enter it is an overwhelmingly gorgeous mosaic...More

1  Thank Hbmonaghan
Reviewed March 23, 2015

First off, I am of the age to remember when the museum center was a vibrant train station. When I enter the rotunda, I still remember my parents putting us on the train which would deliver us to our grandparents in Louisville and give them...More

Thank GaGagoesgaga
Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Cincinnati Museum Center is a terrific place to spend the day. I was surprised that my two nine year old grandsons enjoyed the Children's Museum at their current age as much as they did when they were younger. The water activities and the opportunity...More

Thank Rita0001
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a wonderful time going to see the mummy exhibit! I have learned a lot of things while visiting the museum, I would have liked to do more but we arrived at the museum with just enough time to view the mummy exhibit. I will...More

Thank Phil_James1
Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My kids are 9 and 11, so they are a little old for the Children's Museum, but they thoroughly enjoyed the other two museums and the Omnimax. We didn't know what to expect but we loved our day at Union Station. What a beautiful building!...More

Thank Summer W
Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife, daughter, and myself went to see the "mummies of the world" exhibit at the museum center and it.was great. This historic train station is beautiful inside with giant Murals in the foyer, and several museums upstairs and downstairs. This is place is very...More

1  Thank gimpybill
Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wonderful visit at the Museum Center. Mummies of the world exhibit was worth the visit alone. Omnimax Theater presentation of Jerusalem was informative, and the Cincinnati History and Museum of Natural History museums were also quite enjoyable.

1  Thank Bruce G
Reviewed March 18, 2015

The building is an Art Deco one of a kind! Make sure you find out if they have a tour of the building and go see the train museum & overlook of the still working tracks. Another fun trick is if you stand at the...More

Thank Bookmearoom
Reviewed March 18, 2015

The 2 museums are fantastic as is the Omnimax. The Cincinnati exhibit and history were fun and educational to say the least. The main foyer for the museum and the Murals are worth the trip by itself just to view. To sit inside and feel...More

Thank Pat C
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
Effective July 31st, 2017 Constitution continues to repair Union Terminal in Cincinnati. During this stage of renovation work, Amtrak operations will move to a temporary facility located at: 1251 Kenner St. Cincinnati, OH... More
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
The Museum Center will accept your tickets from your phone as long as you can pull up the PDF and can show the barcode.
March 22, 2017|
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Response from jb s | Reviewed this property |
WE just went for the Viking exhibit and there is not much else to see right now. I always try to use AAA when I can as it often seems to offer the best discount.