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Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati

(4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In addition to seeing Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. performance of Richard III, we wanted to see the museum exhibit regarding Vikings. This exhibit was well worth the drive from Louisville to Cincinnati ...  more »
  • Located in one of the most iconic Art Deco buildings, the Museum Center has fun for everyone. The Cincinnati Historical society has a massive model train display of Cincinnati in the 1940's, along wit...  more »
  • We paid $6 to park and when we went in, found out how high priced it was just to visit! Our Duram in Omaha had free parking and is an old train station! And it doesn't cost that much! We left and we'r...  more »
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  • I love the museum center, but they need a separate entrance for adults who don't have children. The sound level as I walked past the children's play area were so loud that it was discomforting. I would prefer a quieter more peaceful entrance, but once I got inside the Viking exhibit it was quiet, as I expected a museum to be. Give me a quieter entrance and you get 5 stars. Museums need to be a quiet space.
  • I've been a couple of times. I love the old architecture. My last trip was for the Vikings exhibit. It was very well done, I learn a lot each time I come. It's well worth the money.
  • Even under construction it is nice and clean. Staff is nice and helpful. I went to the vikings exhibit and was a bit disappointed. The commercial had more info and artifacts than the exhibit. I loved the exhibit but wish they had shields, armor and helmets.
  • Awesome and fun! Our family has enjoyed this place for over 20 years. Children are now grown, but still want to come here. One of the top places to visit in Cincinnati.
  • I will say that for the long term, it gets five stars as it is an awesome place with wonderful iconic Art Deco aritecture. However, due to construction, most of the spaces, especially the large atrium for which the places is known cannot be seen or accessed. I was very disappointed in that I was hoping to show my gf who had never been. :-(