Cincinnati Zoo Named Best Zoo in the Country by USA TODAY Readers

The Botanical Gardens also took home honors this year.

Jun 3, 2022 at 2:34 pm
click to enlarge Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - Photo: Stephanie Scarbrough
Photo: Stephanie Scarbrough
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been voted the best zoo in America by readers of USA Today.

The zoo placed number one for Best Zoo on USA Today’s “10Best” Readers Choice Awards, and the botanical gardens made second place on the Best Botanical Garden list.

​​“It’s wonderful to be recognized for being a great zoo and a great Botanical Garden,” said zoo director Thane Maynard in a press release. “The zoo is a special place to Cincinnatians and visitors alike, and we want to thank everyone who voted for us in both categories.”

The zoo took home this award in 2019 and 2021 after taking a dip and winning second place in 2020.

Visit the Cincinnati Zoo at 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Find more information at

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