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Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati

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Housed in a working train station, Cincinnati Museum Center boasts several museums, an Omnimax theater, a library, and travelling exhibitions throughout the year. Cincinnati Union Terminal was a major railroad center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today the station is only serves the thrice-weekly Cardinal. Spend time admiring the grand Art Deco building, considered to be a symbol of the city, before popping into a few of the museums. You can learn about Cincinnati at the city's history museum or discover interesting facts about the world and beyond at the natural history and science museum. If you are travelling with kids, don't miss the children's museum. Check the lobby kiosk for the terminal's free guided tour schedule. Put Cincinnati Museum Center into our Cincinnati travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cincinnati.
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  • The Cincinnati Museum Center is a fabulous place to visit. The exhibits are great, and it's a wonderful way to look back at Cincinnati's history.  more »
  • The Museum Center's home is in the midst of a major overhaul during the summer of 2017. When finished it will again be a remarkable setting. For now feel free to visit if you want your kids to meet fr...  more »
  • First I want to say that this museum was always a favorite of my son. Every time we came to Cincinnati, we loved to visit. It was beautiful and full of fun things to see/do. We went today and everythi...  more »
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  • The Star Wars exhibit is amazing. Renovations have limited the exhibits open. Can't wait until the renovations are completed! Love the Children's Museum for my daughter. She always has so much fun!
  • Always support your local museums! The Union Terminal was such a phenomenal place to go as a kid. The history of the building alone is worth the trip. Their children's museum is AMAZING. I haven't been to their natural history museum in a few years, but I can tell you it's good enough to be part of school courses from kindergarten through college level. Their displays are always nicely kept and their facilities are clean, including their bathrooms. Their food is pretty good, too. The iMax 3D Theater is an amazing experience as well, which I highly recommend for all ages.
  • We took our 3 year old to the Children's museum. It is a great place for learning and play. We spent five hours there and we probably could have stayed the whole day. The only reason I give this place a four vs. A five star rating is the cafe doesn't have much and what they do have is way overpriced. You are better off planning for lunch off campus. .
  • Fun for adults and kids alike. Makes for a great date night. Great exhibits. You can definitely spend more than a few hours in there.
  • The museum was a lot of fun. We went for the Star Wars Costume Exhibit and it was great. Overall, the museum was under construction, but it didn't hurt the experience at all. The place was well laid out, and there was plenty to do.