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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

#2 of 187 things to do in Cincinnati Features Animals
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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General Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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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 3 October 2016 via mobile

This zoo is very pretty. Flowers are landscaped throughout the park and the exhibits are very nice. It isn't just a zoo where they show an animal in a cage, they have elaborate architecture that surrounds the animals to look like it's actually in the...More

Thank DisneyFanatic365
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was our first trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, and we were so impressed. It's smaller than our local (Columbus Zoo), but clean, well-laid-out, and with the added bonus of Behind-the-Scenes experiences. They're a bit pricey (starting at $250-500) but so worth the money, and...More

1  Thank kmelroy622
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing day here with my 3 and 4 year old daughters. Animals seem very well taken care of, nice to see lots of babies. Parking was easy ($10) admission was reasonable ($15/$18), Von sessions were expensive but that's expected. Was a little disappointed that 90%...More

Thank RV-tog
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

You might think I've been to the zoo in other states how can it be different. We'll think again... great layout, great zoo staff that offer little tidbits you wouldn't know like we saw a 5 month old Flamingo... Do you know there not born...More

1  Thank Faith525
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time here!! We stayed for about 5-6 hours and had a lovely lunch at Skyline Hotdogs. Excellent all around; totally worth the price and hope to visit again sometime soon.

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I went recently on a field trip for AP Environmental Science, and the applicable information to this class was bountiful. The Cincinnati Zoo has an impressive amount of sustainability and conservation programs and initiatives, along with many awards for endangered species propagation. The exhibits were...More

Thank ejmoeller99
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the new addition - Hippo Cove! You get so close to the hippos - they swim right up to the glass beside you! I also enjoyed seeing all the zoo babies - including the baby giraffe. The giraffe exhibit allows you to get really...More

1  Thank LadyTraveler30
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is awesome it was cool weather and the animals were real active went during the week and there was no crowd at all would love to go back great place to take the kids

1  Thank allen h
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had only 1 hour to see the zoo at the end of the day. I arrived just before 4 p.m. and was told that if I waited until 4, I would get my tickets half price. This was great news! I focused on the...More

1  Thank K C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Amazing Zoo. Beautiful, spotlessly maintained, wonderful interactive areas for the animals. Incredible gardens. Just a perfect example of a Zoo and Gardens when a community really cares. Cincinnati is a GEM - except for the driving-. There are many Exceptional things of interest and the...More

1  Thank Richard D
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18 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.
11 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
6 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