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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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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 manatees exhibit.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Extremely family friendly and full of tons of different exhibits to see and activities to experience. I've been dozens of times and it never gets old.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Well planned zoo. Lots of interesting educational activities for kids. You could spend all day here.

1  Thank upforatrip
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Every year we buy annual passes so that we can take the family as many times as we like. For some reason, unlike other zoos we've visited in the past, coming to this one never gets old. We especially enjoy seeing animals up close and...More

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is HUGE! I absolutely loved it. Me and my best friend went, both of us 25, and I enjoyed every minute. Tons of animals, all in sectioned off parts of the zoo, beautiful scenery, flowers, etc.., full experience movie theater, a nice selection...More

1  Thank Bethany S
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My family visits this zoo a couple times a year. There is a huge variety of animals. They are always updating and adding new exhibits. The zoo staff is helpful and friendly. We visited today, and we loved the new hippo exhibit. The baby cheetahs...More

2  Thank Andrea H
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I have visited the Cincinnati Zoo many times over the years, and it's always a fun experience! So many wonderful animals that are great to learn about. I also love the landscaping and plants! Easy to navigate and well laid out, the whole experience blends...More

2  Thank royheizer99
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Had a great trip with the grandkids yesterday to the Cincinnati Zoo! The new Hippo exhibit was awesome.

1  Thank _tina55miller
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This amazing zoo has a very wide collection of animals, birds, bugs, gift shops, and botanical gardens we've seen. This is one probably our favorite zoo and we travel ALOT!! Must visit the Cincy Zoo!!

2  Thank samanthamaes60
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Although it was a very hot day, the gardens provide plenty of shaded areas to stop and rest. A lot of drink and snack options. All the workers were very friendly and educated the kids on some cool things. A little on the expensive side...More

2  Thank Happymom518
Reviewed August 3, 2016

My family and I are season pass holders and cherish the zoo from Director Thane Maynard to the teenage volunteers. The zoo's passion for animals, conservation and education is evident everywhere you look. It's a great place for my family and I to spend time...More

1  Thank Bob D
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August 17, 2017|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
I was confused by this too. There is a kiosk right before you get to the entrance that you will pay 19 at but you do t pay the $3 service fee. It's actually a dollar cheaper to pay at the kiosk.
August 10, 2017|
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Response from danielwr2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are spaces for RVs and buses. The parking fee is not included in the entry fee if you are not a certain level membership.
Dee S
July 5, 2017|
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Response from tanveer08007 | Reviewed this property |
There is no wading pool. But there is shot out must towards the elephant reserves. If you are not a member, coming in and out of zoo to go to the car in the parking lot may not convenient or permitted. If you plan on... More