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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

#2 of 183 things to do in Cincinnati Features Animals
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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What a great time!

I hadn't been to the zoo in years, and boy had it changed. The entry now looks like a theme park... read more

Reviewed today
Pam D
via mobile
Awesome zoo

My family and I have visited a lot of zoos and this place was one of the best. It wasn't super busy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Matt V
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed today via mobile

I hadn't been to the zoo in years, and boy had it changed. The entry now looks like a theme park, but the enclosures are so much better. And the gardens are beautiful.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I have visited a lot of zoos and this place was one of the best. It wasn't super busy and the prices were cheap. Also got to feed the giraffes for a few bucks

Thank Matt V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to see Fiona, the baby hippo, but were unlucky. What was nice, was everything else there. The animals felt very close to you, they had Nice viewing areas as well as a number of benches to sit back and watch and relax. The...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this place and my special needs daughter loved this place. It is convient to the childrens hospital and the University of Cincinnati. If you are in Cincinnati please visit the Zoo, it is wonderful.

Thank Montolb
Reviewed yesterday

Visited the zoo on July 15. Ticketing needs to be improved greatly. Upon arriving only 2 of the 4 self serve ticket machines were available for use. After standing in line at one of the open ticket machines it went out of order, forcing everyone...More

Thank Irvin L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found a hotel close to Cincinnati zoo for a small weekend getaway. Made sure it had a pool and free breakfast, stayed the night before so they could enjoy hotel amenities, had a good breakfast then off to zoo. Cincinnati zoo is actually big...More

Thank wasnotme55
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo has a lovely assortment of animals and habitats. The landscaping along the wide walkways is pleasant (and decently shadey on hot days). The zoo is set up so taffic can flow in a multitude of directions. There are inside exhibits, such as with...More

Thank Trillium1724
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my son and his friend here to kill time before a Reds game. I had not been to this zoo in probably 25 years. I was really impressed with the size of the zoo, the staff and the number of animals the zoo houses....More

Thank PettsWVU01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always fun to enjoy a GREAT Zoo. Great for kids and families. Highly recommended for all. The family always enjoys going there. Probably one of the best Zoos in the nation.

Thank Roy550
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is very much like Animal Kingdom at Disney. It is clean with wonderful exhibits and a great staff. The habitats are spacious and none of the animals seem miserable. We love visiting this zoo!

Thank AK46037
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Dee S
5 July 2017|
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Response from tanveer08007 | Reviewed this property |
There is no wading pool. But there is shot out must towards the elephant reserves. If you are not a member, coming in and out of zoo to go to the car in the parking lot may not convenient or permitted. If you plan on... More
Kayla Marie G
3 July 2017|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
Parking was $6, no free parking. In the Star Wars Exhibit no drinks of any kind were allowed inside, but outside it was fine. They have lockers too.
Shaun M
4 June 2017|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring coolers and backpacks into the zoo