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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • 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 14 September 2016

I love our zoo! Fantastic for everyone from young families to seniors. A very progressive zoo that is dedicated to educating people about the care and future of all wildlife. Very clean. Well informed, polite and helpful staff. A must see if you visit Cincinnati.

Thank KAB208
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has to be one of my favorite spots in Cincinnati. The gardens, alone, are breathtaking, particularly in the spring. And the exhibits are wonderful -- from white tigers to huge snakes to majestic giraffes. The zoo also offers event...More

1  Thank TravelGurlFromCincy
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have gone to the zoo many times with my children. We have the family gold pass which makes it very cost effective for our family however when we go the animals are usually not viewable. My kids really only go for the train ride...More

Thank J-R S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to take the whole family. Young and adults enjoyed equally. Our favorite show was the Wings of the world. Beautiful learning center and excellent summer and spring break camps. I wish vegetation around were not as overgrown. If you live in the area...More

1  Thank Debora-Ines
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country. They continue to update and expand the zoo, allowing for natural habitats for the animals. A great place to take the family!

1  Thank Michael O
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Trips to the zoo have always been a wonderful and exciting thing to do. This particular day was my husband's first visit and mine since they've added some renovations like the new paking lot. It was a long walk and it was a very hot...More

1  Thank Ivy B
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Large zoo with lots of wonderful natural habitats. Many animals are up close and personal. Great family fun and educational.

1  Thank CindyZIGGY
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment you cross the bridge and enter the park, you know youre somewhere special. Cincinnati is so fortunate to have such a well cultivative gem to call home. From the pristine grounds, to yearly traditions, variety of wildlife and an incredible center we...More

1  Thank 86breem
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the best in the country. They have a great variety of animals in beautiful, natural habitats. There are also usually lots of baby animals! The kids love the train ride and they have a wonderful holiday light display from...More

1  Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Each area seems to have a knowledgable person to share fascinating facts about the animals! For instance, Jambo, the giraffe we fed, is due to deliver her baby any day now! We were fortunate to see the baby Cora on the first day she was...More

1  Thank mmmollie
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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