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Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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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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A fun-filled and exciting day

Expect the unexpected from the most unique animals to even the squirrels. Jungle Trail is a beautiful hike in the woods. Blooming flowers bring positivity to your life. Food is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I missed the turn off the highway and Google maps took us through some very questionable neighborhoods. Thankfully it was not night. We know parking would be difficult on a nice day but it was ridiculous. We could not entered "full" parking areas with open parking. If you are local, great! If you are from out of town, good luck!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not very impressed with the Cincinnati Zoo. There wasn't much to see. There was a lot on construction going on.....I'm sure getting ready for their summer season, but with that in mind, the zoo should have discounted the tickets. We have been to several zoos and they were much better and cheaper. We saw 2 elephants, 2 giraffes, a white... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Expect the unexpected from the most unique animals to even the squirrels. Jungle Trail is a beautiful hike in the woods. Blooming flowers bring positivity to your life. Food is awesome, I could not believe it. The train and the rain garden house enables one to breathe deep the wonder of nature. Looking forward to meeting Fiona the hippo soon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo is great and all the workers are so helpful. I just wish they had more signs with all the construction and animal relocation within the zoo. We spent quite a bit of time looking in empty areas and trying to figure where to go. It was still great and we wished Skyline would have been open, but we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow I loved this plz as a kid and teen. Ive taken my kids many times.and now they taje their kids. Its growing and getting better every year. Ha ha and u meet a lot of famlies and get your walk on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are members at the zoo and go frequently! For being an urban zoo there is so much to do and see here. The Festival of Lights during the holidays is so fun! Can't say enough about this zoo'

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a Cold January day, not too large to cover by foot giving each enclosure enough time, I really joined their nocturnal animals section. The experience was really immersing and the animals so rare and eclectic. I quite liked their monkey enclosure too and looking at the squabble that the monkeys were making it looked like they were doing alright.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Cincinnati Zoo as kind of a last minute decision on our way out of town. It turned into an all day event because there was so much to see! I thought the exhibits were good, with a wide variety of animals. We got lucky enough to visit on a slow day so didn't have to battle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dearly love this zoo, even on a cold day. We had to bundle up today, but we had so much fun. There were very few people there, so we had zero lines and truly got to see the animals up close. I saw some people on here complaining that there aren't a lot of animals out, but I don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a good walk,pushing a stroller or wheelchair is a workout.if it is hot there are airconditioned areas for the heat of the day.pack snacks or a lunch and small cooler .i have been with my grandchildren to 80 year olds we all love our zoo.

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