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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

#2 of 183 things to do in Cincinnati Features Animals
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Time with the family

I love this zoo. It has lots of interesting things to do and see. The food is pricey so pack your... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ana C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Early entry is worth every penny!

Wonderful mid-tier zoo. Not too big, so you can circulate around the zoo quite easily. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this zoo. It has lots of interesting things to do and see. The food is pricey so pack your lunch. Fun for the whole family.

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful mid-tier zoo. Not too big, so you can circulate around the zoo quite easily. Plenty of attractions, but viewing areas are a bit tight if the crowds are there. The "Night-Hunters" exhibit features a number of small and/or endangered felines and is a crowd...More

Thank UKLaTxDuck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have a Cincinnati zoo family membership so we go frequently we are never disappointed this is a fabulous place to go for adults or kids and families

Thank lovestotravel428
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I hadn't been to the zoo in years, and boy had it changed. The entry now looks like a theme park, but the enclosures are so much better. And the gardens are beautiful.

1  Thank Pam D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I have visited a lot of zoos and this place was one of the best. It wasn't super busy and the prices were cheap. Also got to feed the giraffes for a few bucks

Thank Matt V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to see Fiona, the baby hippo, but were unlucky. What was nice, was everything else there. The animals felt very close to you, they had Nice viewing areas as well as a number of benches to sit back and watch and relax. The...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved this place and my special needs daughter loved this place. It is convient to the childrens hospital and the University of Cincinnati. If you are in Cincinnati please visit the Zoo, it is wonderful.

Thank Montolb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the zoo on July 15. Ticketing needs to be improved greatly. Upon arriving only 2 of the 4 self serve ticket machines were available for use. After standing in line at one of the open ticket machines it went out of order, forcing everyone...More

1  Thank Irvin L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found a hotel close to Cincinnati zoo for a small weekend getaway. Made sure it had a pool and free breakfast, stayed the night before so they could enjoy hotel amenities, had a good breakfast then off to zoo. Cincinnati zoo is actually big...More

Thank wasnotme55
Reviewed 6 days ago

This zoo has a lovely assortment of animals and habitats. The landscaping along the wide walkways is pleasant (and decently shadey on hot days). The zoo is set up so taffic can flow in a multitude of directions. There are inside exhibits, such as with...More

Thank Trillium1724
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Dee S
5 July 2017|
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Response from tanveer08007 | Reviewed this property |
There is no wading pool. But there is shot out must towards the elephant reserves. If you are not a member, coming in and out of zoo to go to the car in the parking lot may not convenient or permitted. If you plan on... More
Kayla Marie G
3 July 2017|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
Parking was $6, no free parking. In the Star Wars Exhibit no drinks of any kind were allowed inside, but outside it was fine. They have lockers too.
Shaun M
4 June 2017|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring coolers and backpacks into the zoo