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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

#2 of 182 things to do in Cincinnati Features Animals
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Impressive zoo but not for adults in wheelchairs nor people with respiratory issues

1. Parking lot is on the opposite side of the road from the zoo, Park your car where the sign... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lebanon, Tennessee
We love the Cincinnati zoo!

We have season passes. This is our first year with them... But how to get them every year... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather H
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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 2 days ago

1. Parking lot is on the opposite side of the road from the zoo, Park your car where the sign indicates zoo parking - busy road, you'll have to react quickly. You'll walk over the road to get to the zoo. 2. This park is...More

Thank RobofTN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have season passes. This is our first year with them... But how to get them every year now!!!! It's always clean... People are very friendly! We have learned something from a volunteer or worker almost every time

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a relatively nice zoo. It is hilly but there are strollers and scooters to rent so everyone can manage it. It has a nice assortment of animals but our biggest complaint was so many of the were "off exhibit " so we couldn't...More

Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed 2 days ago

By all means Cincinatti Zoo is a quality attraction that is worth the visit. The food of course is a little pricy ( as all zoos are ) but it's a large zoo that has a diverse collection of animals to see. In relation to...More

Thank DevinTheArtist
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My day was very interesting. One which was complimented with the hardworking and helpful staff who at every turn was on point with there level of professionalism. I've been to many zoos including the famous San Diego zoo and what was lacking in animals the...More

Thank Bertram H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did not see Fiona. We did see, lions, elephants, and bears. We went to the cheetah run. The weather was great and so we're the flowers.

1  Thank RaTaPa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the great ZOO locations in the US, definitely worth a visit. Plenty of indoor and outdoor exhibits, beautiful flowers everywhere and well kept. Lots of interactive experiences for the kiddos although some may not be for the sqeamish!

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great time with my boyfriend two weeks ago he hadn't been to the Zoo in 20+ years and I hadn't in many years. Was worm out so not many animals were out but in all it was fun and nice to see what...More

Thank tonyafleenor
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice zoo with lots of animals to see...there was even one I've never seen before - the Taken. Was a really hot day when we went - the zoo needs to invest in more than one of those large fan misters would...More

Thank jhd28
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited many zoos in the states over the years but I really think this is the best of all. Set in the beautiful botanical gardens wherever you walk you are surrounded by flowers and tree which give welcome shade on a hot day....More

Thank pacuthbertson
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Shaun M
Can you bring cooler, drinks, and backpack into the zoo?
5 June 2017|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring coolers and backpacks into the zoo
Joan B
Are there any discounts?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
seniors, and military are great discounts. don't know of others..
Does anyone know where is a good place to stay near the zoo? We will be traveling from Michigan and would like to make Cincinnati a mini two night vacation. Also any other attractions a mom of two teen girls might enjoy? Planning for summer/July thank you!
21 April 2017|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
I agree that the area around Fountain Square is a great place to stay, but if you have a car you could stay outside of town and save some money. It is not hard to find parking in Cincy. In addition to the suggestions from... More