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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Ranked #2 of 183 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ok”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I went with a group of ten friends. We found most of the exhibits were closed. The cages were small and the animals seemed very predictable and tamed. Lots of interactive fun for kids. Able to touch different animals.

Visited April 2014
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Cohutta
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Must do when in Cincinnati”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a great zoo. I have been to several zoos and this one is huge! Unfortunately it was a hot day so most of the animals were snoozing but I still managed to get some great pictures. For humans however, there is plenty of shade from the trees so the heat wasn't too bad.

Visited June 2014
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Indianapolis
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING ZOO”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We have been to many zoos throughout the US, and this one really stands out. The gorilla exhibit is the best we have every seen. There is an extended family and many gorillas to see. There is a wide variety of animals in a beautiful area with good display areas. Highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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Longview, Texas
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great experience”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

One of the best zoos I have ever seen. Well laid out, lots of animals, and even rides. The 4D show was very enjpyable as well. My favorite was the polar bear exhibit personally but loved it all.

Visited June 2014
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Northville, Michigan
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent zoo”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

With two kids and a wife that love zoos, I have now visited 20 or so around the country and consider myself somewhat of an expert. Cincinnati Zoo is one of my favorites. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful and generally the animals seem well cared for. Any visit to a zoo is hit or miss regarding whether your favorites will be sleeping or active - but on all three visits to this zoo we have had good luck. I will come back!

Visited May 2014
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