Cincinnati, OH Don't-Miss Attraction: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

By Anna Beth Blevins on November 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm EST

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the city’s most popular family-friendly spots. The second-oldest zoo in the United States and a National Historic Landmark, the Cincinnati Zoo spans about 85 acres and is home to more than 500 species of animals. The zoo prides itself on its conservation efforts and maintains a thriving breeding program for animals in captivity, which allows visitors to see unique species from all over the world.

The gardens of the zoo are just as impressive as the animal exhibits, featuring more than 3,000 plant species including perennials, annual, trees, shrubs and more.

The zoo also includes a 4-D theater, which combines the effects of 3-D movies with sensory additions such as wind and snow scents.

Learn more about other fun attractions in Cincinnati.

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