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Review of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Ranked #6 of 170 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“red sea scrolls”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

very interesting exhibit, good background/perspective on the history...but set aside a few hours - the layout is totally "linear" and you'll spend a lot of time just waiting for the people in front of you

Visited April 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Always a Great Way to Spend a day in Cincinnati”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent a day touring their special "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit. It was specatular! Learned a lot about the history of Isreal and their people plus the story of the scrolls.

Awsome to see a 2,000 year old copt of the 10 commandments!

Since we had to wait to get into the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit we saw their City museum and their natural History museums as well, Very good!

Great day trip!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Rob B
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Great Attraction for Any Age - 3Museums + an Imax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great place to visit for all ages. There IS something for everyone. We recently attended the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Museum. Coming up will be a nature art collection and who knows what they will bring to the Museum next year ? There is a Children's
Museum for those families with younger kids. Also the Cincinnati Historical Museum is a great place for adults and school age children to really learn about the history of the area. The Imax usually has a variety of films playing at different times and depending on your interests, is a great way to rest tired feet for about 45 minutes. We always visit at least 1 time a year and bring guests when they visit. Food is available and a highlight is the ice cream parlor for that mid-afternoon snack on the trip back home. There are two really great gift shops too. They have some great books for sale as well as nature "toys" for the kids, mineral/ rock samples and jewelry to name a few things they sell.

Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Childrens Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This museum is wonderful. A great place to let the kids roam and play, I love the treehouse area and the water play area is so much fun for the little ones to play. The best deal is to buy a family membership pass for the whole year because it includes parking and discounts off of ominmax tickets and in all the shops here and it will also get you admission to many other museums around the country. There is so much to do here at the museum center that you will want to visit all three museums.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Even the building itself is worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

A beautiful art deco entrance with WPA mosaics depicting the history of the settlement of the Ohio Valley and its place as a hub of farming and industry, the former Cincinnati Railroad Station has been tranformed into a wonderful Museums with important major exhibits. We were there to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and it was very well presented. It also includes a Children's and Natural History Museum in this wonderful complex that is easy to get to. Just the entrance hall itself is worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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