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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
Phone Number: 513-281-4700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the...

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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Get the Pass if you are local!

The zoo is amazing. My wife convinced me 5 years ago to get the pass and it is totally worth it. My little girls love the zoo and request to go multiple times per week. The set... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
cobi714
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo is amazing. My wife convinced me 5 years ago to get the pass and it is totally worth it. My little girls love the zoo and request to go multiple times per week. The set up is good but you definitely get your exercise. Try to time it right so you see the cheetah run or the snow... More 

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Greenville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful lights, really crowded. But fun for kids. Long lines for restrooms. Weather was great on this night. Traffic and parking not good.

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Connersville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy walking around the landscaping of all diferent trees and flowers, the habitat and animals have really improved over the years.its a fun family trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went early per previous reviews & got there by 4 pm - less traffic. It was still light when we got there, but dark before we got done so that we could enjoy the lights. We got the pkg.that included the train, 4D theatre, & carousel & thoroughly enjoyed it all. I highly recommend!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit. Particularly enjoyed black light puppet show. We got there early so parking was not too difficult. The person with light stick at entrance just waved stick around but did not direct heavy traffic coming from 2 directions so one just had to be assertive in making the turn into the zoo. Potentially accidents could have happened. Entering zoo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Season pass holders here. We especially love "Zoo Babies" and "Festival of Lights", but any time is good, especially when we have our grandsons!

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Thank Victoria W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a cold-weather lover - so I need to find the best things to do to get through winter. One of my highlights? The Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo! Dress for the weather, grab your camera and join the celebration. Perfect for family or solo visit.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zoo restrooms were clean. Animal Exhibits were clean. Animals were out and active. Fun entertainment for the Full Family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to the zoo. The enclosures were clean & large enough where the crowd could see the animals without any issues.

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the Columbus, San Diego, Tampa and Bronx zoo, this was by far our favorite as a family. We took our young girls during the Halloween season and the zoo did not disappoint. The weather was still mild so all the animals were out. Parking is tough to find if you're not there early but if we lived... More 

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