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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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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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Fun and educational also!

So many attractions to see, and so little time. This is a several visit kind of location. They offer passes for the year also!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2015
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Colerain, United States
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Colerain, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

So many attractions to see, and so little time. This is a several visit kind of location. They offer passes for the year also!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

You can just go there for the building alone, without visiting any museum. The almost 100yo art deco train termial building is spectacular and properly preserved/restored. Or you can also enter the Cincinnati history museum if you want to get a feeling of the fascinating 200yo history of Cincinnati (from the indians to the colonists to developing industries to the... More 

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Duarte, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

There are several museums and an omnimax in this historic old train terminal. Surprised by cave, exhibits, huge model of old Cincinnati along with a walk thru time with riverboat and merchants dressed in costume. The history was explained in exhibits with real artifacts and film and media presentation. Very family friendly with buttons galore and playful ways for young... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The terminal is a wonderful view into the past of a busy train terminal. The large mosaic pictures on the walls are really something to see. They are beautiful. The Museum Center is a great family adventure with the Childrens museum and the Natural History as well as the Omnimax theater. They have really awesome special exhibits that Cincinnati is... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This was an awesomr tour! Such an interesting place to visit and learn more about. A fun trip for people of all ages!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The museum center adds different exhibits so you can see something new on a regular basis. The whole terminal is worth visiting because it really gives the feeling of how Cincinnati used to be, when that terminal was a vibrant hub.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Unto itself, the architecture of this place is amazing to see... an Art Deco masterpiece... The museums were wonderful, with a lovely collection of items. One of the things I liked the best was that I noticed that young people were docents and I think it’s great that they are getting involved. In the history museum, there was a fella... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Another wonderful museum which has amazing docents. This is a must see if you are in the Queen City. There is so much to see that one day isn't enoughM

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Burlington, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

This museum is divided into 1. History 2. Children 3. natural history. Also has special exhibits and an Omnimax. The children's museum is great with a water, building, tree house, toddler and baby areas. My grandchildren love to go again and again. The history section is all about Cincinnati starting off with a mini city and trains. They love that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Went to the Cincinnati Museum Center this Sunday when everyone else was at the Bengal's game. Needless to say we kind of had the place to ourselves, which was great. The museum has a large area with a miniature of the city from the 1940's. There are little trains and trolley cars rolling around which appeals to the little kid... More 

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