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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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US$ 16.00*
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General Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank rjk12016
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to a lot of zoos, but this is one of our favorites. The membership is worth it if you live in the area. It is definitely a little pricey if you are paying full price plus parking and extras.

1  Thank Susan J
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Cincinnati my entire life, and my favorite thing is the Cincinnati Zoo. My family & I get zoo passes every year and we definitely get our money's worth. From a children's petting zoo all the way down to free parking (with...More

1  Thank CheysShadow
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great zoo - always a treat for all of us. Definitely a place for visitors to visit. All our grandkids love going to the zoo - which is good because Gpa and Gma do also.

1  Thank CarolSO8
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Something for everyone in the family; amazing exhibits, healthy animals. There is food and drink available every time you turn around. Your teens will not starve!

1  Thank Crow_in_the_tree
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The lights were great. I highly recommend you go. It only over the Christmas holidays so go next Christmas

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went on the Thursday after Christmas and yes it was busy. Amazing light display for the Festival of Lights, we even had snow which added to the occasion. We did manage to see the baby giraffe, elephants and manatee, but it was the lights...More

1  Thank wyles
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We are long time zoo members and try to visit zoo lights each holiday. It is important to note that during zoo lights, you are there for lights not seeing animals. Many are closed during this time because of the weather or late hour. Regardless...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went on a Saturday night in early December and while the weather was perfect and the holiday lights were wonderful, the Zoo may be getting too popular as it was hard to walk in the pathways and they are very wide because of all...More

1  Thank Paul20360
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I honestly wasn't sure why we were going to a zoo on vacation. My husband and I aren't regular zoo visitors. Every major city seems to have a zoo, including our local Oregon Zoo in Portland. On top of that, my earliest experiences with zoos...More

4  Thank crzytch
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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
6 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