Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Cincinnati Zoo lies within close range of the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati. This iconic attraction is hugely popular with families vacationing in the area.

The zoo is teeming with all kinds of wildlife including polar bears, giraffes, lions, bear cats, pandas, alligators and snakes. As America's second-oldest zoo, Cincinnati Zoo has a rich history. In fact, its reptile house, dating from 1873, is regarded as the oldest zoological building in the country.

In 1987, Cincinnati Zoo was classified as a Natural Historic Landmark. Today, the zoo houses a diverse collection of plants and over 700 wildlife species. Cincinnati Zoo is renowned for its breeding programs, including those involving cheetahs and endangered Sumatran rhinos.

Aside from the animals themselves, the Cincinnati Zoo also boasts a number of rides and attractions, including a tram ride and carousel. A 3D Special FX theater provides state-of-the-art presentations, while concerts are regularly conducted here.

If you're planning a visit to Cincinnati Zoo, hotels such as the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati are ideallly positioned for exploring this fascinating attraction.