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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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Omnimax and all the awesome stuff to see

We love the museum and the Omnimax is just amazing there's so much you can learn if you walk around the museum. the kids love it it's just really nice to have something... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We love the museum and the Omnimax is just amazing there's so much you can learn if you walk around the museum. the kids love it it's just really nice to have something local like this

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I grew up in Cincy; but moved away 20 years ago (wow) and during this rare visit back to my hometown, I took my hubby to see Union Terminal. He had been there briefly many moons ago; but this day we were focused on getting out of the heat wave and going see the Omni Max movie about the Whales.... More 

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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

So much to see and everything is very well kept up. This is truly a very nice place to take your family and learn so much and have fun

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

You can't not enjoy yourself at this location (Yes I know it's a double negative, but it gets the point across). I have been there on numerous occasions and have been thoroughly impressed by the exhibits and events that are ever present. The fabulous Christmas train exhibit is great for all train lovers, whether they be children or adults with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This may be the most extensive museum I have visited. It is located in an art-deco train station build in 1931. It is a huge space. One very large area is the Museum of Natural History and Science. There is exhibited at child mummy, recreated ice cave, native and European American artifacts, an extensive collection of ice age animals and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This place is awesome. Huge, refurbished train station (still in use); it has a few museums, shops, and a IMAX theatre. Lots of history, and is quite beautiful

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We have a year membership to the Museum Center and can bring four children, a guest each time and four other guests per year. It has a wonderful play space for children in the basement and another "beach" with sand for young children to play in. PLUS two wonderful museums, a place to go and watch trains and an IMAX.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We only went to the Natural History & Science Museum. This center has 3 museum's with 3 separate entry fee's unless you get the bundled entry. To start, the Union Terminal is great to see and its historical past. The museum was great, the Glacier & cave sections are by far the best of the museum. Don't get confused with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The museum center is brimming with science, history and fun. My family loves coming here often. Plenty to see and do. My favorite parts-the real life cave replica In The natural history museum, the Cincinnati History Museum, and the children's museum. Not to mention, the fantastic Art Deco architecture. Helpful tips-bring your own sacked lunch if on a budget, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

What a great place to visit for adults and children! There is so much history in this museum and.so kuchen learn for every age. Cincinnatis history is so cool to learn, but this museum isn't limited to that. There are interactive exhibits dating back to the ice age. The children's museum is equally great. Not only does it keep kids... More 

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