Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

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Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden, Cincinnati - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, United States

Phone: +1-5132814700

Ticket Price: 16 USD

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 Opening and Closing 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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  • A fantastic zoo experience amidst a well maintained botanical paradise. The animals are in natural settings and seem truly content, even playful. The 3-month old baby black rhino was adorable. The paths between exhibits are an attraction all their own. Lots of pleasant scenery and shade. Plenty of good choices available for food and snacks -- I highly recommend the pub style soft pretzels available only at The Watering Hole near the main entrance! Be sure and arrive at the zoo early, especially on weekends. You'll miss some of the crowds and the animals will be more active.

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  • This zoo has an excellent variety of animals. The exhibits are thoughtfully arranged and the animals seem content. They have a solar awning above a large portion of their parking lot. This helps to keep cats cool and generates electricity. They do a lot of good for many different species in and out of the zoo. A season pass is a good investment if you plan to visit more than once. You get free parking and discounts on food and merchandise on top of unlimited visits with the pass.

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  • Very nice zoo with lots of different animals and habitats. It was clean and well managed. The staff seemed to genuinely care about the animals. The only animals not out were the gorilla world and the manatees. If you go you should definitely get the tickets that let you do all of the extra rides. They are definitely worth it. My kids loved the train ride. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the dining options. There was really only one main dining venue open and it was very crowded, over priced (the food was good but the portions were extremely small. $7 for 2 small tenders and a handful of fries is a bit ridiculous. My family of 4 ate for 40 and that was having my children share a meal) so if you can bring your lunch to eat. Otherwise one of the best zoos in the area.

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  • Didn’t know what to expect. We were on a family vacation to see The Ark and Creation Museum and my wife and son wanted to go to the Cincinnati Zoo after seeing reviews and seeing the goods responses from it. This. Place. Was. Awesome! We spent the WHOLE day here. Arrived @ 10:30am and left around 4:30. If you have kids they’ll probably enjoy themselves greatly. My son LOVED this. Going from one animal to the other trying to find them wherever they we in there in-habitat. Since being there all day we packed lunch and drank water there. The Zoo is HUGE which I didn’t expect. The amount of animals they have here was unexpected. Bathrooms were in pretty good places to reach when needed. Staff were pleasant. For the price this Zoo is well worth the money! Very well put together!

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  • Great zoo. Good place to go with the family. If you are from Cincinnati would recommend getting an Membership. You cannot cover entire Zoo and Garden in a day, it might take 3 visits. Getting Membership is worth a try. Overall enjoyed the Ambiance, Zoo, Animals, Train journey and Carousel.

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