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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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It is hard to see everything in one visit! The Christmas lights are amazing. Great gift ideas in the Gift Shop. Of course everyone wants to see our baby hippo who is growing up fast!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dianet784
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there for the festival of the lights, but also there during the day. Unfortunately it was raining and cold, so most of the animals were pretty inactive or not even outside. Even the ones that were still on exhibit (several were removed due...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Webproze
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cold the day we went so a lot of animals were not out and that's totally understandable. It also wasn't crowded and we totally enjoyed ourselves! The gorillas were adorable and the lions were very active. Even though we didn't get to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rcote75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever the season, this visit will be a highlight of your time in the city. Give yourself time, though... it is a huge zoo filled with countless exhibits - most of which are hands-on. Just the walk through the grounds is an adventure with all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lday209
Reviewed 1 week ago

The accolades that the Cincinnati Zoo receives are richly deserved but do not do it justice. Every exhibit is accessible and most are interactive in some way. It is difficult to see it all in one visit, but what you do see will make the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lday209
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carefully landscaped for the comfort of both its animal residents and human visitors, this large and beautiful zoo provides a perfect place to visit anytime of the year. A variety of large shade trees offer relief from summer heat, and thousands of Holiday lights illuminate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank greenmountaingrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed at this zoo with more animals and fun staff with clear explanation and tour , more to explore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nraghaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we last visited this attraction in 2015 they have added additional lights. Whenever we get to Cincinnati at the Holiday season we will always take in a visit to see the lights and enjoy the season. Great for this time of year.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dts71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter wants to go 24/7 but the times we do she cries because she said Harambe didnt deserve what happened to him....He just wanted to play with the little boy and be nice they didnt have to kill him.......Yall dont know what that does...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Higgombotham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although all the animals were not present (it was very chilly outside) the zoo was amazing. The exhibits themselves were incredible. A lot of time and passion went into this place, and it was a fun stop for our trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from Ann-Marie S | Reviewed this property |
Due to the weather I would always check their website for changes
August 30, 2018|
Response from happyandretired318 | Reviewed this property |
$30 for a electric buggie and $40 with a top on it.
Debbie J
August 21, 2018|
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Response from matth211 | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s a zoo.