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Est. 1995 - Alan Fraser





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Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio


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Palm House

The Palm House

A 20-foot waterfall cascades over layers of native dolomite limestone into a goldfish stream running the length of the house. A wooden footbridge crosses the stream and this is the view one will see from it.

There is a large walk-through cave that runs underneath the waterfall and it's likely that many Cincinnati romances started in that cave. It's not large enough for anything steamy but it's quite enough for young girls to giggle if they see you. It's quite a charming place.

This is the closest most of us will ever come to a tropical rain forest. Rising 45 feet, the great height of this central house is designed especially for palms and other tropical forest trees like the rubber and banana trees. Beneath the palms, several distinct layers of smaller palms, shrubby plants and ground cover vie for the light that makes its way to the rain forest floor.

There's a great deal of life above you. Epiphytic bromeliads, orchids, and ferns are growing in many of the trees.

From the Palm House you can go back to the Lobby and on to the Tropical House.

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