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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Having been to the Columbus, San Diego, Tampa and Bronx zoo, this was by far our favorite as a family. We took our young girls during the Halloween season and the zoo did not disappoint. The weather was still mild so all the animals were...More

1  Thank lancewhite
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went there on Sunday and spent 5 hours there With teenagers it is hard to keep them engaged but we had no problems keeping them busy. The animals were out on a cool November day. We had time at every area to see and...More

1  Thank Cali4492
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We are from Louisville and drove up to check out this zoo and have a family day. We purchased tickets online for a discounted price. Parking is $10 and you pay when you leave. The zoo was very nice, there was plenty of interactive activates...More

1  Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were able to attend a "preview" yesterday afternoon and evening of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens' annual Festival of Lights, which they do each year during the Christmas season. We attended as a part of their annual "University of Cincinnati night at the...More

1  Thank styler42
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Start with parking $10, pricy! Park follows a circle direction and map was easy to follow. There are a few places you walk to see animals and then have to double back to continue on, could have better flow. There were plenty of good exhibits...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This zoo was a pretty good zoo for us. It was pretty well laid out, although you do have to pay attention to your map. The exhibits are very well thought out. It is not too big to where you can't enjoy it in one...More

1  Thank tibunifamily
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What a fun afternoon with my grandson. Lots of kid friendly activities. We loved looking at all of the animals

1  Thank Eleanor W
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Enclosures are small and dated. The staff has worked hard to do the best they can. It appeared very well supported when I was there by the community. Many of the animals exhibited signs of stress. Young kids would enjoy it but if you're an...More

Thank Skimo11
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I are avid animal lovers, and since we were in the area visiting other attractions, had to check it out!! It's a beautiful zoo, with great habitats for the animals and people to observe them! We are glad we went on a...More

2  Thank momcat6
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Cincinnati Zoo is the perfect combination of animal variety, special exhibits, and perfect size for visiting. Very professionally organized and marked, it isn't overwhelming like the San Diego Zoo, but offers way more than most other major metropolitan zoos. A real jewel just north...More

1  Thank gatorchuckie
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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.
10 August 2017|
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Response from danielwr2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are spaces for RVs and buses. The parking fee is not included in the entry fee if you are not a certain level membership.
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