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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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USD 16.00*
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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 11 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 10 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
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have had a family membership at the Cincinnati Zoo for 30 plus years. We go there at least once a month, We take children, but also sometimes go by ourselves. We enjoy our walks around the zoo. What a great way to get some...More

1  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We walked through a flock of flamingos, petted goats and llamas and saw baby giraffes! The new hippo exhibit is fantastic. The lions are beautiful and the gorillas wowed us with tender familial interaction. Great trip, as usual at the Best Zoo in the USA!!

1  Thank GJBCinti
Reviewed 8 November 2016

One of the better zoos I have been to, lots of animals, clean, and lots of different food options to choose from. Only thing I didn't like about it was walking in circles all day to make sure we didn't miss anything.

1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

There are so many animals at this zoo, as well as a children's area with playground and petting zoo. What I enjoy a lot is knowing how much work they do with conservation, not only is this a world class zoo to visit, your money...More

1  Thank Bekki M
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

fantastic. perfect for just say get away. love it will be back kids loves it adults love it you for sure can't go wrong with a day trip here or even a couple of days we'll worth it

1  Thank Kim K
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Of course this is an awesome place to take your children to see all the animals, ride the train, etc, however this is an awesome place for adults too. We recently had an offsite work event there for the day. Business meeting in the morning...More

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have visited the zoo a couple times and have found it to be the best zoo we have ever visited. The grounds are perfectly manicured with garden settings throughout the zoo. The animals are all in natural settings and the areas all seemed to...More

Thank ALA_Traveler52
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went there on a warm fall day. Being close to Halloween, it was packed with children, but didn't really feel that crowded. Highlights were the giraffe display, the hippos and the red pandas.

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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