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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
Phone Number: 513-281-4700
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This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the...

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 manatees exhibit.

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The zoo in 1 hour...it can be done

I had only 1 hour to see the zoo at the end of the day. I arrived just before 4 p.m. and was told that if I waited until 4, I would get my tickets half price. This was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had only 1 hour to see the zoo at the end of the day. I arrived just before 4 p.m. and was told that if I waited until 4, I would get my tickets half price. This was great news! I focused on the top exhibits and followed the map. The hippos were great. Seeing the Africa section was... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing Zoo. Beautiful, spotlessly maintained, wonderful interactive areas for the animals. Incredible gardens. Just a perfect example of a Zoo and Gardens when a community really cares. Cincinnati is a GEM - except for the driving-. There are many Exceptional things of interest and the Zoo is a perfect example. You can spend almost the entire day and it is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a Cincinnati Native. I love the Cincinnati Zoo, but it is in one of the worst neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Come and stay on premises and you will have a great time! If you are trying to make a day-trip, I would recommend going to Mt. Adams afterwards.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone must see the second best zoo in America! It is a convenient location with plenty parking .Animals on display are in habitat where they would normally reside, which is educational for all. Being at the zoo at feeding time is a great experience. Wear good walking shoes as the area Is hilly and huge. There are eating places and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best zoos I've ever visited. It was extremely clean, had a great variety of animals, etc. It is beautifully landscaped and designed well so you don't miss anything. It was one of the best parts about our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Cincinnati zoo. They have one of the best zoos around the Louisville area. . They also have a beautifully landscaped gardens all around the zoo. The new hippo exhibit is really amazing. They have a male and female hippos that swim right by you. We have a pass and go there probably once a month. It's about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well laid out,full of trees,plants,colourful flowers and lakes with large water features throughout,makes this botanical garden and zoo,one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Coming from Africa, seeing caged animals is generally upsetting for me ,although I realize it's a much needed and valuable educational experience for children and adults alike. This expansive zoo makes for... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit and knowing after what they did to that poor gorilla I knew it would be hard but was not truly prepared for it.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently took the grandkids to the Cincinnati zoo and botanical gardens . The grandkids loved it and my wife is a gardener and is always impressed with the flower displays .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful time at the zoo! This is the best zoo I have had the privilege of visiting. It was beautiful and well maintained. You got to experience so many animals and each area was unique. I didn't realize I'd enjoy the botanical gardens as much as I did but they were lovely. Be prepared for some hard core exercise but... More 

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