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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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Enjoyed all parts of museum and the traveling Egyptian mummies and artifacts a couple years ago. We keep tabs on traveling exhibits when we visit area to take in some great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
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Lawrenceville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed all parts of museum and the traveling Egyptian mummies and artifacts a couple years ago. We keep tabs on traveling exhibits when we visit area to take in some great museum pieces and see things that don't come to our home state museums. Beautiful building with great architecture! Convenient parking.

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Amelia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Met a girlfriend and her granddaughter, along with my daughter and granddaughter at the Children's Museum. The kids had a ball and so did the adults just watching them! So much for the kids to enjoy there. Only problem, they do not want to leave! Highly recommend!!!!

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West Linn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This ain't a one or two times a year kind of place like the much smaller aquarium. A perfect place to take your kids on a rainy day and the Bat Cave, the Treehouse play area and Children's museum will take many, many visits to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This place is worth the stop to see the terminal alone. The restored art deco is beautiful. Don't miss going up into Tower A so you can see the whole train yard. The museums were great. We loved the caves and bat presentation in the Natural History museum. The docent was great and very passionate about the bats. In the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

We went to Cincinati history museum. It was very interesting and informative. The exhibits were varied from reproduction of rooms to a packet boat. Well worth your time. All of the family will enjoy this museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We only did the History and Science museum. Not the best. We got in for free through our passport membership with another museum, only reason I wasn't super upset with it. The first half is rather boring, not much hands on. The basement is cool, although we almost missed it! A map would be nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My wife and I went and saw The Mummy exhibit. It is a nice place to visit. There is food and a couple museums there are well. Also if you want to take the Amtrak out of the station you are able to get to the trains very conveniently!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I've taken my kids to (4 and 7 years old) to the museum Center on a number of occasions to visit all of the permanent exhibits as well as many of the temporary exhibits. It's always worth the price of admission and I usually buy an annual pass (great when you want to escape The house especially in the winter).... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time checking out the exhibits here. We hope to go back to the Omnimax. This museum is one thing we like to do at least yearly here in the city. You don't have to have children with you to enjoy it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

The old Union Train Station is still operational but has been converted to a museum. There is something for everyone especially the Christmas Train display! This is an incredible display of model trains. There is also other parts of the museum that offer a glimpse of Cincinnati history!

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