Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical GardenCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- $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.
- Hours might change according to certain situations.
- Refer to the official website for current timing details.
- Take bus numbers 38x, 46 and 78 till Vine Street and then walk till the zoo
- Take bus number 46 straight till the zoo
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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
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I love the Cincinnati zoo. Always a great experience. It's shaped a bit like a figure eight do you never have to walk too far back to the entrance. Highlights for me are always the manatees, rhinos, and polar bears. The gorilla exhibit is fantastic. Don't forget to check out the sloths in the p and g exhibit. The lights in the winter are a fantastic time as well.
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!
My family loves this place. It has something for all ages. We also love the rides, shows, and animal talks. It hard to see everything in one day so plan at least 2 days or map out your route. You won't regret this trip!
Attended Festival of Lights. Very disappointing. Many of the light lights and displays were only partially working or not working. This has been an ongoing attraction for many years and draws a large crowd. I would think that with the interest this attraction brings, they would try harder to keep the displays working and up to date. Also, the photographers taking photos during the Santa visit were sub-par at best. Definitely not capturing the moments. Misleading during the purchase of the Santa photos too. Purchased the best package and it was explained that we would be able to download all poses. Not the case. Only able to see/download the 3 poses that were purchased. Poor value over all.
I appreciate the immense effort that is put into the care and preservation of these animals. We have visited the Cincinnati Zoo on many occasions, and it is always a wonderful experience. Their interactive stations, the events throughout the year, it's all just a great experience. The education helpers are always informative and willing to answer questions. Also, I appreciate all the cell phone recycling bins! What a small, but significant gesture in continuing working toward preservation! We love our zoo!