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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a wonderful zoo with great exhibits, and the animals seem very happy and enriched. We love going to the zoo and have become members here since moving to the area. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Cincinnati!

Thank Lyndy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can't decide what I like most about the zoo. I mean who doesn't like Fiona? The gorilla exhibit is amazing and the cheetah race is fantastic. Great for kids and Families I think we've got the best Zoo going.

Thank timdirr
Reviewed yesterday

We went on a colder weekday, so the zoo was pretty empty. Luckily it was just warm enough the keepers to let Fiona (the baby hippo) out. The giraffe enclosure was great, with more giraffes than we're used to seeing at other zoos. They can...More

Thank trimess
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend if you are in the area to check out the zoo. Both young and old will truly enjoy this zoo !!!

Thank my3sunz05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy coming down when we get the chance, we live about 25 miles North of Cincinnati. We really love the lights and it's a great family experience. It was our third year and we will certainly come again next year. (And many more until...More

Thank Dmills18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Epic Lightshow: This is a must see during the winter when the zoo lights up with 2.5million led light sculptures. Photos don’t do this place justice. Absolutely amazing animal light sculptures. The only downside was the unearthly cold. -20centigrade. For a European that is cold....More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cincinnati Zoo is such a favorite spot of mine; I come here every time I'm in town. Its clean, informative, airy and always something new to see. I was able to join my sister's family during the Festival of Lights and it was so...More

Thank Lila F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cincinnati zoo is one of the must see in Cincinnati. We love it and have to go every time we are there. You can tell how much the people love what they do.

Thank Carrie Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent a week in Cincinnati. The only thing on my to-do list was to visit the Zoo for the Christmas lights. I was not disappointed. We arrived early enough to see all of the animals. There were many animals not...More

Thank Amber N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to many zoos all over the world, and I sincerely believe Cincinnati has the best. There is so much space to wander and so many animals to see. Buy year passes and support animal conservation!

Thank Shannon B
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Kim K
20 January 2018|
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Response from HappyPenny | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the weather and your interest level. This is such an extensive zoo that you could spend a whole day there without seeing everything. I would say plan on three hours at a minimum, but allow for a whole... More
Rhonda H
22 November 2017|
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Response from 8Patricia2013 | Reviewed this property |
I got this from their site: cincinnati zoo plan-your-visit visitor-faq We welcome guests that bring their trained service animals. Pets, emotional support animals, and therapy animals are not permitted in the Zoo... More
30 October 2017|
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Response from strats_8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry No. Can't help.