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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 23 April 2016

Our zoo is one of the best in the country.It has lots of amazing animals and the Botanical plants are wonderful. I suggest that you also bring a cooler as the food prices are very high. I am amazed they let you bring our on...More

1  Thank Laverne T
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We love the zoo! It's beautiful! The flowers are beautiful especially right now with all the tulips in bloom. It's small enough to do in one day :) Memberships are a great deal too!

1  Thank 2boysky
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is one beautiful zoo and the animals seem happy, well cared for and live in open environments. There is botanical gardens throughout the zoo, so many pictures of the plants and flowers are plentiful. My suggestion would be to take a few moments to...More

1  Thank steven d
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been to Cinci zoo in 20 yrs .. we took my mom and had a great time. We were all exhausted ... lots of walking. We arrived around 11:30. We stopped a few times to rest and for snacks ... didn't see it all...More

1  Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 21 April 2016

On one of the first beautiful days of spring (a Monday in April), the zoo was packed with young families. It was great to see such interest and support! The children were loving the park. It has been many years since I've been to the...More

1  Thank Deb022
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Many, many animals and exhibits to see and visit. The exhibits are very small though. The zoo has no room to grow. Animals are jammed into their cages and areas. A souvenir cup is just the cup. No $1 refills, no bring it back, just...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Opened it and left 1/2 hour before closing. Many reasons this is one of the top 10 zoos in America. Some animals "off exhibit," but that's normal in any zoo. The map could be a little better but any staff encountered was patient and extremely...More

1  Thank TomandCarol312
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Loved the zoo from one end to the other. Could hardly believe how nice settings are for animals. The staff and volunteers were always nearby to answer questions. Even food was good, we had the smoked chicken basket.

1  Thank rectorydoor
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Cincinnati Zoo is always improving. The facilities are first class and the animals are amazing. Take the time to stop and read about the animals, insects, and all the zoo has to offer. Don't rush your visit because there is a lot to see....More

1  Thank JayWalk7
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This is my second favorite zoo next to San Diego . I visit as often as I can and my zoo membership is well worth it .

1  Thank Bill G
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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.
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
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