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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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513-281-4700
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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This is one of the best Zoos I have been to. It is very compact but has many animals that the larger Zoos don't have. The viewing areas for the animals are all excellent, no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 13, 2016
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is one of the best Zoos I have been to. It is very compact but has many animals that the larger Zoos don't have. The viewing areas for the animals are all excellent, no looking to find the exhibit. The White Lions are spectacular as well as our wonderful Manatee House. My kids favor the Nocturnal House and we... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Fantastic zoo with terrific animal exhibits. Plus it is a beautiful botanical garden! Be sure to visit in April to see the tulips.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Beautiful grounds worth seeing for the tulips alone. The zoo is always clean and well presented. Bring food as it can get pricey in the park. There are picnic areas.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

We visited the zoo a few times before. It is on a quite big area so prepare yourself for a nice walk. I especially love the nocturnal animal house! The Festival of Lights around Christmas time is a must!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the biggest zoos I have walked around but very nice. It's probably better during the summer, more than half of the animals were off exhibit since it is winter. My only complaint is parking. $9 to park when it is also $9 for adults entrance fee. There was no one taking tickets at entrance and the same... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I went for the Penguin Days only 8 dollars on phones. Really neat zoo for young children and teens and adults.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to have a great time with friends and family. The Festival of Lights is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

There's definitely '" no place like home." I've been coming here for the past forty years & it never gets old. There's always something new or added too the zoo each time we visit. Besides the zoo itself, the staff & animal handlers are amazing. We even had the staff member that feeds the gorillas ask us if we wanted... More 

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Mattawan, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We went to the zoo during the festival of Lights, what a spectacular show! Everyone at the zoo was polite and friendly. We enjoyed some hot cider and warm almonds, yummy! Some of the animals were not out, but we expected that for the time of day and the weather. We enjoyed the animals that we did see, and would... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

We love the Cincinnati zoo. With the exception of the San Diego Zoo, nothing else comes close. There are primates, wild cats, birds, elephants, sea mammals, insects, reptiles...you name it and it's there. The zoo is noted world wide for its work to increase the population of white Bengal tigers. It has something for everyone--of all ages and during all... More 

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