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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Starting thanksgiving and during Christmas eve the get a light show for all around the Zoo, I suggest to arrive early if you also want to to see the animal I think good time to arrive is around 2 PM walk around see the animals...More

Thank Alejandro D
Reviewed 4 days ago

our zoo is rated third in the country.its one of the best. they are always adding new exhibits. memberships rock they are the best.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The zoo has an impressive diversity of animals on a small footprint. Even though it is a small footprint, it is not at the animals' expense (they seem to have a comfortable habitat). Very interesting and educational. Especially liked the insect exhibits and the leaf...More

Thank Randy_McCloud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful diversity of animals and beautiful habitats. Also love the zoo train and carousel. Nice gift shop and appealing food vendors. The flowers and foliage are gorgeous as well. The petting zoo is especially designed for children.

Thank gwtw500
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit the zoo at all different states if possible but we love our Cincinnati zoo, please visit an you will see why for your self.

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best zoo ever. Kids love it every time we go. Always something new going on. Good restaurants. Fiona was the main attraction on this visit and the kids were so excited to see her.

Thank kmcalvert2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice zoo.. on the same level as St.Louis zoo (although you have to pay for this one and St. Louis is free.) Get there early to avoid the crowds. About noon it started to get pretty crowded. We really enjoyed the giraffes and the...More

Thank redpepper74
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed the Cincinnati Zoo on numerous occasions. I have gone with my out-of- town family and they really enjoyed themselves. The zoo is clean and the animals appear to be well-cared for and healthy.

Thank pamrandazzo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best Zoos in the country and a great time with the family. Many new exhibits and activities for all ages. Of course don’t forget the hippo that has stolen everyone’s heart nationally - Fiona!

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Cincinnati Zoo! From just walking around to visiting all the animals indoors and outdoors! The zoo is set up so nicely so that you can pretty much get to everything on your walk around the circle.

Thank 87debrab
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31 October 2017|
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Response from strats_8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry No. Can't help.
17 August 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.
11 August 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.