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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Festival of Lights and hoping to get a glimpse of Fiona. Unfortunately, due to weather, we weren't able to see most of the animals. Even too cold for the polar bears! But, I can see how in better weather, the...More

Thank Erin_TCMi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Closing out 2017 with a visit to one of the best Zoos in the country. With the temperature being in the teens today we got to see most of the inside exhibits starting with the Elephant House . We got to see 3 of them...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lights throughout the zoo. Had many “Frozen” displays, that were very popular. Many of the animal buildings were open to help warm up during the visit. There were also plenty of food and beverage stands open throughout the park. Had a very good time!

Thank Russ B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this few a few times as my husbands family lives in the area and during our Christmas visit this year we decided to go get some exercise. It was Christmas Eve so they weren't staying open late for the light show but the...More

Thank Jaclyn08
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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 |
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
I was confused by this too. There is a kiosk right before you get to the entrance that you will pay 19 at but you do t pay the $3 service fee. It's actually a dollar cheaper to pay at the kiosk.