During our stay in the midwest, we visited the Cincinnati Zoo. Located in Avondale, the fourth largest neighborhood in Cincinnati and the home to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden the family and I made the short 10-15 drive from Oakley to Avondale. The family are zoo lovers, so, wherever we travel we make it a priority to check out the local zoo. After hearing that the Cincy zoo is one of the top 5 zoo’s in the country is was apparent that we had to check it out!!
Entry to Cincinnati Zoo.
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
With Cincinnati Zoo’s known reputation for being one of the best Zoos in the nation, I was very excited to actually be in the state of Ohio to check it out! During our visit many of the exhibits where open, so experiencing all the animals in their habitats were quite amazing! There are tons of things to look at! We spent a good hour in each exhibit, and just about at each exhibit zoo keepers would be around and talk extensively about for the animal for a bit.
Admission: Was around $20-$25 for a child’s admission and adults for the unlimited rides
(merry-go-round & train)
As began our tour around the zoo, our first stop was to make it in time for the giraffe ridge where you can experience a close encounter with a giraffe on a feeding station. MAJOR photo op opportunity parents! ($3 Charge).
The giraffes were within the the zoo’s Africa exhibit that has great views of all of the animals, including Cheetahs, Flamingos, African Lion, Meerkat, and Painted Dog Valley.
Check out how close we were to the Rhino in the Rhino Reserve!
This exhibit included a Black Rhino, Indian rhino, Zebra, Bongo, and Okapi!!
During our visit, our boys flocked to the nursery in the children’s zoo. That’s where staff care for and feed the infant animals — some of them in diapers. The children’s zoo is an area within the zoo, that includes an exploration station, nursery, and petting zoo. Also, just a few steps away is the train station perfect for families to catch a ride and transfer to another part of the zoo!
Other family faves: a walk-through turkey cage, a glass bubble that lets kids poke their heads inside the manatee exhibit, and a trek over to the Wildlife Canyon to see a red-haired Sumatran rhino wallow in the mud.
The boys leaning in to see Orangutan, located within the Jungle Trails exhibit.
Jungle Trails includes: Tropical African Animansl, bonobo, and Tropical Asian Animals.
Last but not least the kids enjoyed the merry-go-round.
Good times Cincinnati Zoo. We had a great time!
Summer vacations is all about family time. We were lucky enough to fly out to Ohio for a business trip, and also combine it with a family vacation we will always remember. The Cincinnati Zoo was definitely a fun place to visit and a top notch zoo graded by our family! When in Cincy, please check out!!!