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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
513-281-4700
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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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“animal exhibits” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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513-281-4700
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"festival of lights"
in 283 reviews
"train ride"
in 106 reviews
"animal exhibits"
in 52 reviews
"cheetah run"
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"insect house"
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"reptile house"
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"baby hippo"
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"big cats"
in 41 reviews
"bird show"
in 38 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 36 reviews
"giraffes"
in 248 reviews
"fiona"
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"enclosures"
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"habitat"
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is definitely crowded on weekends, but the flow is nice and there is plenty to see. We really enjoyed having a day outside and appreciating the animals. The specialists we heard speak throughout certain exhibits were incredibly knowledgeable and really impressive.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a very good zoo. It is not nearly as good as the Columbus Zoo, but it is very much better than the Indianapolis Zoo. It does have more walking, and especially hilly walking, than most of the other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it was cold, there were still several animals to view and those that were not able to come out were documented on the website. They didn't want the animals to get sick for the sake of money which I admire. The landscaping was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had a family membership for nearly four years and it's still a great experience every visit. The addition of Hippo Cove, and of course Baby Fiona, has made a great zoo even better. The recent upgrades to Gorilla World were overdue and now...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on spring day and lot of animals still not out. Very nice zoo but better visited on a warm day. Staff go out of their way to help make your stay enjoyable. One word of warning would be pack a lunch and bring drinks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a delightful afternoon at the Cincinnati Zoo. The displays are first class, the staff polite and helpful and there are convenient and reasonably priced dining options.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is so wonderful to bring your entire family! It had so many attractions that everyone could see. It was worth the money, and I highly recommend this Zoo to anyone! Great place to go! Beautiful place and very clean and very accessible.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for the hippo, stay for the other animals. Fiona is the highlight, but she was inside when we visited on a super cold day in December. We got to see the gorillas, a bunch of big cats and anything that was inside, heated. What...More

Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You are able to get really close to the animals in their enclosures. Nicely laid out. Food options were a little lacking and pretty pricey, but that is to be expected. Had a great afternoon here.

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daymian333
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never been in April but your reasoning make sense.
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charlesr48
13 April 2018|
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Response from happyandretired318 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this message, and you were going today. Hopefully you got to see her, it's really hit or miss. She is not too active usually, just sleeping. But maybe you got lucky. Hopefully you got to see the baby... More
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Nick S
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You can bring your own.
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