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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas and white tigers, and has a wonderful collection of felines and a delightful...more
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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cincinnati Zoo is constantly undergoing upgrades, including their recent Africa section (which used to be a parking lot!). It can get busy on the weekends, so we suggest getting their early for good parking.

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were kind of pressed for time, but we had a great visit and saw a lot. We had two young girls who wanted to stop and look at EVERYTHING and play on EVERYTHING, but we still made it through in a timely manner. There's...More

Thank maynards05
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite zoo that I have ever been to. So many animals! The habitats are all so nice. Everything is well done and thought out.

Thank Wendybo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 3 year old grandson to this zoo. It has a lot of good parking and is easy to get to. The zoo is well mapped out with plenty of unusual animals to see. After you pay the general admission, there are several...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the day here with our daughter and grandson. The zoo has a very nice variety of animals with nice enclosures. Areas to relax, show schedules that are spread out enough to see several during your visit. Decent parking areas. Wear your walking shoes and...More

Thank talk2planes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to the zoo since the 1980's and Wow I was simply amazed. Botanical gardens & water falls-- so peaceful and it was such a cool day in the 60's, the animials were very active. We were blessed.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing zoo! I loved everything from the monkey exhibit to the giraffes and Fiona! Also the lions wowed us with them being so closed to the window and his roars. I would highly put this on your must see in Cincinnati. All...More

Thank the4mcconnells
Reviewed 1 week ago

$17/adult + $10/parking. I have traveled around the states and visited many different zoos, the Ohio zoos are some of the best in the country. I am sure part of it is because they have corporate sponsors throughout the Cincinnati and Columbus Zoos, but it...More

Thank runaway2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cincinnati Zoo keeps getting better and better, and now rivals the best zoos I have been to anywhere in the US, including the San Diego zoo. The zoo does a great job of showing how important each and every animal on the planet is,...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not visited this zoo in over a decade. The changes are incredible. The Africa savanna is beautiful. The gorilla and hippo exhibits are wonderful and I could go on and on. Best zoo in the country.

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September 10, 2018|
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Response from pugsjhpugs | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is!!
August 30, 2018|
Response from happyandretired318 | Reviewed this property |
$30 for a electric buggie and $40 with a top on it.
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August 21, 2018|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s a zoo.