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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
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+1 513-287-7000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the...

Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.

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Lost in the Past

A beautiful and wonderful museum. A great place for kids and adults. We loved the amazing architect and history. Love the food court area and sipping some yummy Starbucks while... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
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Indiana
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

A beautiful and wonderful museum. A great place for kids and adults. We loved the amazing architect and history. Love the food court area and sipping some yummy Starbucks while your looking up at this amazing ceiling filled with detail. Try out the OMNIMAX theater because it was pretty fun.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The visitor center suggested this museum to us to visit. When we arrived to park, the parking was $10. We asked if there was a fee to the museum, the attended told us there was 4 museums inside that each museum had a fee!! We found a 15 minute parking spot and took pictures outside of the water fountain and... More 

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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Massive train layout Cincy in 1950s, very cool architecture, nice children's museum, didn't do the IMAX, loved the test.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Just a great place to see for architecture history and activities-even with teens! Our teen asked to go to show teen out of staters! Had a great time down memory lane a bit too visiting the Children's museum area like when they were small! Had ice cream and enjoyed looking at the also historic Rookwood tiles. Also always try to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I have taken my kids here many times throughout the years, they always enjoyed it. Now that they have grown, I still visit with friends and family. It is still a great place to visit and so many great things to see and do there. We are very fortunate to have so many great places to visit in Cincinnati, the... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The museum center is really a great place to take kids of any ages. There are so many things to see, you should get a pass. It is well worth the money because you cannot see everything in 1 day. You just can't. The special exhibits that come to the museum center are amazing as well. We have see 5... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Museum Center has traveling exhibits on the lower level. I have seen many exhibits here including the Princess Diana exhibit, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the mummy exhibit. In addition, I have seen a few movies in the Omnimax theater. The "in the round" viewing is spectacular and the staff members are so friendly!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I have had a family pass to the museam center for about 8 years. My girls ages 8 & 11 have always loved going. Their is always new exhibits and shows to keep things interesting.

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Massachsetts
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I truly expected this to be a lame set of museum displays instead We found 3 separate museums inside! The History of Cincinnati was well done and had various styles from the miniature city ( look up to see the plane, find the kitten on the fire escape) to traditional displays. LOTS of interactive things for the kiddies. The Childrens... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I've seen pictures of this but had never been there before. I liked the architecture so much, I decided to go in for a bout five minutes, look at it up close, and take some pictures. I liked the gift shop in there, except that it didn't have a diversity of Cincinnati postcards and magnets. Still, a nice train station... More 

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