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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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Winter visit to zoo

even though it was winter the day turned out very nice,lots to see even with some animals wintering indoors,was fun to walk and see the pups from the wild dogs out having fun and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
David L
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Bloomington, Indiana

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Bloomington, Indiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

even though it was winter the day turned out very nice,lots to see even with some animals wintering indoors,was fun to walk and see the pups from the wild dogs out having fun and watched a flock of flamingos taking a walk,but missed the penguin walk by a few minutes.will be nice to go back in warmer weather to see... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great variety of animals, modern, clean, easy to park and walk. This is one of the best Zoos in the country without question!

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Liberty, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It had been 20+ years since our last Cincinnati Zoo visit. While this is a nice zoo, it could be a great zoo if maps were more lucid, signage designated suggested paths, and signage per display more complete. It will be a few more decades before a return visit.

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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely, clean and safe place for families... every exhibit is nicely done... it doesn't smell like a Zoo... lots of food stands... kids love the trains/- bit short and pricey ride...it is amazing at the holidays. Lights are beautiful, so romantic!

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1 Thank Melissa R
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the is one of the best in the US. There are such a wide variety of animals and birds to see at all times of the year. Plenty of seats to rest at many areas of the walk ways. The displays are amazing. The animals are well taken care of and tended. This is fun for all ages... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I must say this is the nicest zoo I have ever been to. I travel a lot and have visited many zoos but the Cincy zoo is nice. Great landscaping and the animal enclosures are nice. I have heard they are the top or one of the top breeding zoos as well. The parking is expensive so we park on... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The zoo has a great variety of animals, The animals are housed in their own environment which enables them to act as they would in the wilds. It is a very clean zoo and the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. They are happy to answer your questions about the animals and the zoo in general. It's a wonderful... More 

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1 Thank cincinnatinative222
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is one of the best in the United States. They have great breeding programs. As we speak they have a baby hippo and three tiger cubs. Great things for kids to do as well. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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

Beautiful grounds, cool exhibits, lots of opportunities to see animals up close. My favorite is the Bug House, and my wife loves to sit and watch the manatees. My 5 kids like to howl with the howler monkeys, take the train that goes over the flamingos, watch the crocidiles at the Reptile House, and see the babies playing at the... More 

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1 Thank M. C
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly amazing and artistic display of holiday lights! The children especially delight in watching the neon puppet show! Fun for everyone!

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