Things to do in Cincinnati – Part I

My kids LOVE to keep me busy. As soon as Thursday evening hits, the kids are asking “Mom, what are we doing this weekend?” As a family on a budget, I do my best to find deals, coupons and freebies to help ‘entertain’ the family on the weekends.

One of my best investments this year, was purchasing a pass for the Cincinnati Zoo  Now I may be a bit bias, but Cincinnati has one of the BEST zoo’s in the country. The open exhibits, the range of animals and attractions, you could go every weekend and experience something new.

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My favorite exhibit to visit is the  gorilla’s. They are very interactive, and hilarious to watch! They also have the new Cat Canyon Exhibit open, that my kids have been looking forward to all summer.. oh and  zoo babies you can visit in the nursery!
The Children’s petting zoo is located within the heart of the park, with a playground and animal encounters at Spaulding Children’s Zoo.
My kids love the Reptile house (especially my son – what boy doesn’t) as well as the monkey’s and elephants, and of course the polar bears!

Next weekend, August 24th, 25th and 26th is Visitor Appreciation Days where visitor’s can get half price tickets and parking!

Also, don’t forget to plan a trip in October for Cincinnati Zoo’s famous HallZOOween event! It’s loads of fun for the kids – they even get to trick or treat at the zoo!

If you need assistance planning your visit, such as  information for local accommodations, restaurants, and directions visit the Cincinnati Zoo website!

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  1. Melissa Parsley says:

    Considering we only live a few hours from there we have been planning a visit. From what I hear from others, it is one of the greatest zoo’s in the country. Thanks to you we may plan a visit in October for my sons birthday for the HallZOOween event. I did not know about that until now.

  2. Sounds wonderful, if I ever get to Ohio I will know where to visit. Great post!

  3. I agree! If you live in the area, buying a season pass just makes a great “year long” possibility for families. And don’t forget “Festival of Lights” at the zoo, for seasonal fun as well!!

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