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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
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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Fun day out!!

Seen the Diana exhibit... What a beautiful person she was... Completely worth seeing..also went to the history museum...fun day out at the museum center... Can't wait to go again

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seen the Diana exhibit... What a beautiful person she was... Completely worth seeing..also went to the history museum...fun day out at the museum center... Can't wait to go again

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had taken my grandson here a few years ago and the children's area is amazing. This time we went to view the Princess Diana exhibit and if you are in the area, you should visit it. The fee is $25 and if you want the audio tour it is $5. I did not use the audio and was able... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time my Mom and I have visited in the past 6 months. Both times we came for the Princess Diana exhibit, which was wonderful!! The set up was lovely, and it flowed nicely. The building itself is magical! It's beautiful, I could spend hours just looking around the main part. The only thing was there were... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were looking for fun things to do on a rainy day during our visit to the city and someone suggested this place and we enjoyed our visit.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went to the Princess Diana Exhibit which was outstanding and absolutely worth the visit. Beautiful, insightful, and tributary to someone so deserving. The museum is housed in a renovated transportation terminal superbly appointed from the Art Deco period. We needed to add a few extra tickets and change a few things that were previously booked online and staff and service... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We live in the Greater Cincinnati area, always have, so we've been to this museum many times, since before it moved to it's current Union Terminal location. We visited on one of the museum's Free Fridays. It was crowded, as I expected. What I did not expect was that we had to stand in line for "tickets" even though the... More 

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Cincinnati Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The exhibit is interesting and definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Worth the admission $. Family came from Philadelphia to see this exhibit and to help me bring my 84 year old mom. We rented a wheelchair in advance from a rental company, but when I arrived, I was pleased to see that they are available for rental at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hi, We went here with three young kids and it was such a great adventure. My kids ages were 4, 5 and a newborn. They loved every minute. We plan to return next year! Oh, I was still nursing the baby and there was a really nice and private room to nurse her in. So thankful for that!

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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you and your children enjoyed your visit to our Duke Energy Children's Museum! Thank you so much for your positive comments about Cincinnati Museum Center, and we can't wait to have you back! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited July 23, 3014 to see Hidden Universe in the Omni Max Theater. We arrived early to get our tickets. While waiting I was hungry and decided to try the food services. BIG MISTAKE! If facing the food service courts I was closest to the left food service window so I hopped in line. I was... More 

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

We are sorry your experience did not meet your expectations. We hope you will be pleased to hear that Cincinnati Museum Center has hired a new food service company. We encourage you to come back and give the new menu options a try! We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum and it's exhibits are great, but it's worth just seeing any movie in the Omnimax theater!

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