Cincinnati Journals

The Heart of It All

A December 2004 trip to Cincinnati by BoyGryphon

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio More Photos
Quote: Cinci: flying pigs, beautiful parks, great sports, and amazing museums

The Heart of It All

Overview

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See the Reds or the Bengals play, visit quirky Mt. Adams, ride a roller coaster, have a five-way, and journey through time at Museum Center

Quick Tips:

Baseball season is really the best time to visit--the games are a huge draw and the city sparkles (and sometimes swelters) in the summer sunshine.

Best Way To Get Around:

Bring a car--public transport is limited, but parking is plentiful and inexpensive.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Attraction | "Cincinnati Zoo"

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio
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The zoo is absolutely enormous, one of the top zoos in the nation. Cinci is an older zoo, right in the hustle-and-bustle of the city. It's hilly (like much of Cinci), but water stations are frequent, shade is abundant, and the crowds are very friendly--everyone will get a turn to check out the animals. The zoo staff seems to be at every turn to answer questions and share stories about the animals with the kids. The petting zoo is especially fun.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 18, 2005

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
(513) 281-4700

Cincinnati Museum Center and Union Terminal

Attraction | "Cincinnati Museum Center"

Cincinnati Museum Center and Union Terminal Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati's massive Union Station Train Terminal, an Art Deco masterpiece, now houses three top-notch museums, The Cincinnati History Museum, the Children's Museum, and the Museum of Natural History and Science, and an IMAX. It's easy to get to, and you can buy a discounted pass to all three sites, as well as the IMAX. Multi-pass prices range from $7 to $15 for adults.

Website: http://www.cincymuseum.org/

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2005

Cincinnati Museum Center and Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
(513) 287-7043