Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, United States, 45220
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5132814700
- Ticket Price: 16 USD
- Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Garden, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries
Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden - Review
This beautiful zoo is the second oldest zoo and gardens in the US and the Reptile Building of this place is considered to be the oldest in the whole of the country. It was built in the year 1875 which was even before the whole campus was set up properly. It has at present become the most popular tourist attraction in the city.
Many years ago, the local people as well as the government came up to one decision that a place to protect and breed animals was needed immediately and so was built this huge zoo and gardens in the heart of the city. It was initially only for domestic animals like cows. Later on the whole project was expanded and gorgeous wild animals were added to the zoo. Among the animals that are breed here are California Sea Lions, Cheetahs, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Malayan tigers, lowland gorillas, pottos, Masai Giraffes, etc. the zoo has also set new records by conserving the oldest alligator as well as one of the oldest lions in the whole world.
Apart from the zoo they also have a lovely botanical garden where there is a fantastic collection of herbal plants and colorful small flowers. This is just a perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening is immense peace amidst lush greenery. The cool breeze from the many trees and the shade of them makes everything very soothing for the mind and body. Apart from that, the National Heritage of the state is up for a lot more development and efforts are on in full swing to make it one of the best zoos of the world.
Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden Ticket Prices
- $11 (for children below 12 years and citizens above 61 years).
- Other package and individual show rates are different.
- Penguin shows and other interactive sessions are also organized here.
Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden Hours
- Hours might change according to certain situations.
- Refer to the official website for current timing details.
How To reach Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden by Public Transport
- Take bus numbers 38x, 46 and 78 till Vine Street and then walk till the zoo
- Take bus number 46 straight till the zoo
Restaurants Near Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden
- Skyline Chilli
- Dewey’s Pizza
- La Poste
- Ambar India
- Cactus Pear Restaurant
- Taste of Belgium Clifton
- Meatball Kitchen
- Albama Que
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95% of people who visit Cincinnati include Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
59.15% of people start their Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden
92.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden
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Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Reviews
We love the zoo!! This time of year (fall) is especially fun because the animals are more active. I highly recommend going early in the day. Many of the animals are being fed, which is really fun for the kids to watch. The new gorilla habitat is excellent and they have also recently moved the bald eagles to a more open, accessible space (formerly where the macaque monkeys were, I believe). The train is a nice break from the animal action (located near the Africa exhibit). Behind the train station is a playground and petting zoo. We like to take the outer path, turning left from the entrance and working our way past the gorillas, big cats, down to the carousel, manatees, rhino... Then up the hill past the bears to the train. Africa is typically our last stop (hippos, cheetahs, lions, giraffes), with elephants being our final destination. We have been known to do the exact opposite, but by the end of all that, the gorilla hill seems really big! :-) Keep up the great work, Cincinnati Zoo!
The zoo is different from when I first went back in the 90s but in a good way. The new entrance makes a huge difference in entering the zoo with ease. The zoo stays packed but they have also changed how you get to each exhibit which makes it less congested. Sundays after 3 is our normal time to visit the zoo when we just want to hangout and take our time. Not only is everyone starting to leave , some of the animals start to relax and get settled in for the night. This makes it easier for you to spot them.
We're pass holders and love taking our little one. Every exhibit is well done and worth seeing. They have food trucks now, in addition to the zoo branded eating areas. I'm not sure if they'll be there all year, but it's a nice addition. The gorilla exhibit is open now and is very very cool. Several different kinds to see and there's a giant tiki hut shelter to view them under.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden received a large donation of I think 50 million dollars plus another 100 million dollars in grant money for renovations. I am excited to see what they do with the funds in the near future. I love the zoo, but do feel the funds come at a good time. Many exhibits seem to be under renovation at the time of our visit, which was Labor Day Weekend 2018. We didn’t see many animals the kids were excited to see because they weren’t out. It is a great experience, but with everything we did over the weekend, I was really kind of sad we discussed it as, “oh yeah we went to the zoo....” then that was the extent of our conversation when talking about it. That was a bummer. The aquarium is more fun for our family.
For one of the oldest zoos in the country it was fabulous. Many of the exhibits are updated and all are educational. From giraffe feedings to animal encounters everything was designed to show the animals in natural habits and close enough to be seen. The cheetah encounter was very cool, must see. Even the insect house was awesome, with leaf cutter ants carrying their work through tubes and multicolored beetles in a grand display. The African safari was the best I've seen. Definitely a must view if in the Cincinnati ares