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“A great place for adults and children” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Ranked #6 of 164 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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Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great place for adults and children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our visit centered on the Cincinnati exhibit and looking at the building itself! The history of Cincinnati was done so well and certainly kept my attention the entire time. The building is a museum in itself with so much history. In addition, the fees were very reasonable.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Even if you don't like the art, the building is beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The museum is fantastic, with interesting exhibits and friendly staff it is worth the visit. The building it is housed in is the old train station and is elegant in and of itself. It is a quick cab ride away from the downtown area, and is well worth the fare. A beautiful museum!

Visited June 2013
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Cincinnati
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Cleopatra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Beautiful architecture, fun shops, and a great exhibit. I just wish you didn't have to pay for parking.

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Cincinnati, OH
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“Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I already covered this in my review of the Cincinnati Museum Center as a whole, but the Children's Museum is definitely a winner. It is very big and there are tons of things to do. The kids stay busy here for an entire day, easy. It is a superior children's museum, second only to the Indianapolis one, as far as ones I have visited.

Visited June 2013
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Cincinnati, OH
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“3 amazing museums in one historical gem of a building!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The CMC is such a fantastic place and we are so lucky to have it here in Cincinnati. The building itself is a sight to see. All 3 museums are huge and you could spend days there. The Children's museum is excellent compared to other children's museums I've been to (aside from the one in Indianapolis of course). The omnimax is cool, and now I hear you can access the tower for free where you can look down on the trains coming through and learn more about the history of Union Terminal. This is a great place to go year round, for any age. My only complaint about this place is how far you have to walk from the parking lot, and if the weather is rainy, or cold, or hot, or basically anything but perfect, you want to lay down and die before you actually reach the front door. But it's worth it ;)

Visited June 2013
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