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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
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For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of...

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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Very interesting place to visit and reasonably priced. The external structure of the building is beautiful. One of the exhibits is a scale model of the city which gives insight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Very interesting place to visit and reasonably priced. The external structure of the building is beautiful. One of the exhibits is a scale model of the city which gives insight into how the city has evolved and can help your sense of geography if you've become a little disorientated. (I actually visited in July 2014 but that option wasn't available)

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

First time here and we attended the Alaska Imax show. The show was fun to see but dirt in the projector was a bit of an annoyance. I suspect there is some way to better clean the film as it is projected. Having to pay for parking or valet was a bummer but then they do need to collect enough... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We are so lucky to have such a great museum here in Cincinnati! Pick up a family pass with the imax pass. The passes are reciprocal; so you can visit lots of other cool museums for free or low cost. One of our favorite areas at the museum is in Cincinnati in motion part of the museum when you visit... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting here, it has something for everyone. The Cincinnati history display with the trolley chairs and all the moving parts was awe inspiring. The shear size of it was amazing. The kids play area, and the holiday junction were my two favorites. I recommend this for all ages even infants who could look at the bright colors.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

If you are in Cincinnati and have kids then you need to go to the CIncinnati Children's Museum. It's in the historic Union Terminal. Very pretty! A must if you have kids that are 8+ is the Omnimax. I wouldn't suggest taking kids younger than that because the steep sitting seats are a bit scary. The other two museums are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Housed in a beautiful art-deco building that was previously a grand train station, families are continuously thrilled to experience the award-winning Cincinnati Children's Museum, Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and an Omnimax Theater. Food, beverage and ice-cream are available, but feel free to pack and bring your own lunch as well. Lockers are available. Excellent... More 

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Sardinia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We love the Museum Center. We've been there several times, and it never fails to impress. The wide variety of displays in multiple museums ensures that there is something for everybody, and the Children's Museum was a wonderful place for our son to do something a little more hands-on.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I make several trips to the Cincinnati area during the course of a year and have for many, many years but the one place I've always wanted to visit and explore but had not up to this point was the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. This visit we finally did and I was so impressed and in awe of... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The first time we heard the Nathan Sawaya was going to have his "lego art" exhibited in Cincy, we knew we were going! Then we found out that the grand old building we saw every time we entered the Queen City would be the host site we jumped right in. The Sawaya exhibit did not disappoint. It was wonderful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We visited this museum on our recent trip to Cincinnati. The museum was awesome and one of the best we've been to. The museum includes three separate museums and an Omnimax theater (similar to Imax, but larger and wraps around the theater more). The three museums include a Children's Museum (more like a large play area for kids of all... More 

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