This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Cincinnati, OH, USA

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second-oldest zoo in the United States. . .

Oxford, OH, USA

This natural history museum is housed within the College of Art & Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. . .

Newport, KY, USA

The Newport Aquarium has 70 exhibits and 14 galleries. . .

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