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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
Phone Number:
513-281-4700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the...

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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The Zoo baby nursery

'Zoo babies' in spring every year is the signature event at the Cincinnati Zoo , which has an extensive wild life breeding program. During the rest of the year, the zoo offers a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

'Zoo babies' in spring every year is the signature event at the Cincinnati Zoo , which has an extensive wild life breeding program. During the rest of the year, the zoo offers a wide collection of animals who can educate and entertain people of all ages. During the holiday season in December , the Zoo is decorated lavishly with Zoo... More 

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Thank Sid V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In the top 10 of Zoos. Must go! We've been when the kids were young and now as teenagers. Kid friendly, something for everyone! The holiday lights during Christmas and Chanukah are also a must see!

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Thank niltiak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent zoo. Not as good in winter as other times of the year. The tulip displays in the Spring are outstanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean and beautiful areas for the amimals. Special exhibits for children. A fun atmosphere and large enough to not feel crowded even on busy days. Plenty of restrooms. Buying a family pass is great because you can take small children for 2 hours at a time. It avoids children getting tired and cranky and allows one to spwnd more time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will find this #1 Rated Attraction in the area deserving of it's rating! We are blessed to have access as Family Members on a spontaneous basis. There is always something new and entertaining depending on the time of day. The employees are helpful, friendly and neatly groomed. The Annual Zoo Blooms exhibition is worth the cost of membership each... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can enjoy a wonderful walking experience, although be prepared for some hills along the way. Since I have lived in Cincinnati for my entire life (64 years), I can say I remember feeling sorry for the poor caged animals as a child, to taking my own children to experience the exhibits improving the quality of care of a "wild"... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attend the zoo quite frequently and it is always a delight. It is beautifully landscaped and is especially charming during the Festival of Lights during the Holiday season. The zoo staff are very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cincinnati Zoo is a fantastic place to go for a day of fun with family & friends or couples time too. The events held at the zoo are outstanding & the new hippo exibit is not to be missed. The giraffes & penguins are also a few of our favorites. Cheetah run & lion exhibit with face to face... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wear very comfortable shoes. Alot of walking, there are inclines to. Plenty of placing to sit in sun & shade. There is so much to see,the zoo is clean & great staff. Have to go see the Festival of Lights.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our grandchildren to this festivity once again, and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. It really puts one in the Holiday spirit. The train ride to see the festive lights, the 4D movie and the gourmet hot chocolate after were all super hits. On our way out, the Cheetahs came out to greet everyone with some nice roars. The highlight... More 

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