The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Photo By: Michelle Curley

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is our nation’s second oldest zoo, opening its gates to the public in 1875. Now recognized as one of best in the country, this zoo offers visitors the opportunity to meet and learn about animals from around the globe, including the frequently overlooked insect world. To make the most of a visit, arrive early to avoid crowds and consult the website (or visit the welcome center) to plan your route around such scheduled animal events as feedings, baths and chats. Book an encounter, or plan an overnight stay for a real behind-the-scenes experience. There’s nothing like waking up to the roar of a lion.

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