Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal

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  • Address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 800-7332077
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

Formerly known as the Cincinnati Union Terminal, this was a beautiful railroad station originally. After the decline in the rail transport trend, this was turned into an important landmark housing a number of libraries, museums, theatres, etc. At present, it is the location of the very famous museum that also puts up travelling exhibitions.

The fantastic Art Deco style architecture and design is what still remains intact. The very uncommon half dome style tunnel design is still interesting to all tourists. The best part about this vintage design is the addition of murals that was also done quite a number of years ago but still stands successful in keeping up with its charm. The murals include those of piano making, radio broadcasting, roof manufacture, tanning, airplane and parts manufacture, ink making, laundry machinery manufacture, meat packing, drug and chemical processing, printing and publishing, foundry products operation, sheet steel making, soap making, etc. these were all added by the respective industries and developed by German American artist Winold Reiss who transformed all these into mosaic plates that still adorn the walls of the building. This place is thus one important part of the very urban state of Ohio. 

Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal Travel Tips

  • The IMAX Theatre ticket charges are different.
  • Parking facilities are available for a charge of $6.
  • There are a number of restaurants in the building itself that serve standard menu.
  • You can also get strollers, wheelchairs, restroom, first aid and nursing facilities on immediate notice here.
  • There is also a gallery shop and gift shop here.
  • Check the official website for more information.

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  • Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal Address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, United States
  • Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal Contact Number: 800-7332077
  • Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 84.37% of people who visit Cincinnati include Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal in their plan

  • 61.95% of people start their Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal

People normally club together Spring Grove Cemetery And Arboretum and Cincinnati Music Hall while planning their visit to Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal.

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Cincinnati Museum Center At Union Terminal Reviews & Ratings

  • Amazing! Such great exhibits. I visited the holocaust museum and was so well put together. There where so many other exhibits. I would recommend this to any age group and person. However, bring comfortable shoes. Your gonna be standing a long time. Bring your own drinks. There snack bar is movie theater prices.

  • I loved it. What a wonderful place. The City has also recently renovated the station to provide a better visitor experience and the definitely got it right. Make no mistake, this station, built in the 1930s, is still an in operation train station (Amtrak) as well as a visitor center, houses several museums and special exhibits, and has some of the best value for the buck restaurants you could find anywhere. This special place deserves everyone's support, and it's a wonderful destination for any family age toddlers to grandparents. And there is more that you could possibly see over numerous days making a year pass an exceptional deal. I visit a lot of places and write hundreds of reviews, and this place is definitely in the elite tier of family activity destinations in my opinion. Highly recommended.

  • The building itself is a gem in the community, with beautiful Art Deco architecture and the grand rotunda. The Cincinnati Museum Center is a great tenant in the building with lots for families to do and see. We checked out the special exhibit (Destination Apollo) and were quite impressed. The Cincinnati Museum and the Natural History and Science Museums were also cool, however, they are still working on filling them since the renovation. Lunch was good and reasonably priced for a museum (two meals for $20).

  • Remodel looks nice. Chairs downstairs in the new eating area are not size inclusive. Vending machines would not work properly. New additions to natural history Museum look nice, but they're not enough to replace what was lost. Same with Cincinnati side. Ride service to/from parking lot is REALLY helpful, but not consistently available.

  • Extremely inexpensive and a great place to learn and have fun. There are 4 museums located inside this beautiful building that used to be a train terminal. Make sure you visit the lower levels of the museums especially the Cincinnati history museum. The holocaust museum was my favorite- very interesting and very sad.

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Cincinnati museum center at union terminal
  • Has the recent construction been completed? If not, how many exhibits are available? Tried calling number 800 733 2077, but nothing happened; did not even ring.

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    • I am not sure about the construction but I am sure some exhibits are open to the public. You can try calling on 513-287-7000 or I would suggest checking the official social media pages for updates. 

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  • How much does it cost for kids, adults & Seniors?

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    • The Discovery Pass which includes entrance to Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History and Science, and Duke Energy Children’s Museum is priced at 14.50 USD per adult, 13.50 USD per senior, 10.50 USD per kid aged between 3-12, and 5.50 USD per kid aged between 1-2. The museum also offers other ticket packages. I suggest you visit their official website to know more about these tickets. 

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