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"Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens" Top 5 Page for this destination Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Tip by BeatChick

  Animated Pink Flamingos
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  • Cincinnati Zoo's Festival of Lights - Cincinnati
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Recently voted the #1 Cincinnati attraction (and consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation), you'll want to visit the largest zoo in the US east of the Mississippi (it's also the 2nd oldest in the country and is designated a National Historic Landmark)!

Be sure to check out Manatee Springs (they're so sweet the way the manatee couples hang out together with one usually having a flipper protectively laid on its partner). You'll also want to see the polar bears at Lords of the Arctic and, if you're fascinated with dangerous things, the Dragons of Komodo.

During the winter holiday season come by to enjoy the PNC Festival of Lights: fun & magical for kids, romantic for couples.

My friend, Carrie, & I stopped by yesterday to check out the zoo while she waited patiently for me to take photos. I took so many I had to make travelogues; please click on the link below to see photos of:
Bears, Bongo & Indian Rhino:
Manatee, Peacock & Zebra:
Pink Flamingos, Snakes, & Tiger:
Polar Bear:

Adult - $12
Children (ages 2-12) - $7
Children (2 & under) - FREE
Senior Citizens (62+) - $10
Parking - $6.50
Please see the website for additional info on group rates

Photos: May 9, 2008

Address: 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1399
Directions: Click here for Directions
othercontact: (513) 281-4700
Phone: 800-94-HIPPO

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 10, 2008
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