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Columbus Zoo

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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Great visit!

Took my parents along who is used to San Diego Zoo. They were impressed by the zoo layout and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
isay691
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Dayton, Ohio
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Weekend visit

My family went to the zoo with another family. We had a double stroller. It was hot and busy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bree s
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Girard, Ohio
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the...more
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
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+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my parents along who is used to San Diego Zoo. They were impressed by the zoo layout and price. We had a military discount and it was a good discount. Get one of those refillable cups especially with thirsty kids.

Thank isay691
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family went to the zoo with another family. We had a double stroller. It was hot and busy because we went on a Saturday in the summer. I do not recommend the double strollers then. It is hard to get anywhere and people don't...More

Thank bree s
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited here for the first time and this zoo is AMAZING! HUGE and the details in each exhibit is really well thought out. The Africa exhibit is my favorite. I can't wait for the new additions. It was pouring rain when...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff with very clean surroundings and facilities. Petting zoo area very well maintained. Polar bears, gorillas, and Africa areas were our favorites. Great day to spend with family from out of town.

Thank Kara L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are on a mission to visit as many zoos as we can. So we traveled to Ohio to visit this zoo, along with The Wilds, due to the connection with Jack Hannah. Overall, it was a great day. Coming in May has a downside...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quick visit today was super fun. Polar bears gave us a great show. Zoo was clean and our teens had a great time. Columbus Zoo is always a great choice.

1  Thank AuntTra
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had high expectations and were disappointed. Animal habitats are falling behind the best we see at other zoos. It seems the real emphasis is on themed buildings and various kiosks for point of sale for everything. We went to enjoy the animals. Enjoyed the Cheetah...More

1  Thank Robert230
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Columbus Zoo is an el primo zoological park. Located in the safe, clean area of Columbus called Powell, you will experience friendliness and on-the-spot exhibits of all kinds of exotic animals. Have been many times... this was our first time for this year. Tuesdays...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a fantastic time at the zoo. This is really a first class attraction. I have been to many zoos around the United States and this is by far one of my favorite.

Thank sfoisy75
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best zoo we've ever visited. We only had about 4 hours, and it was rainy and cold, but could have spent days there despite the weather. Delicious lunch overlooking a pride of lions, who walked right up the the floor-to-ceiling windows. Incredible.

Thank Matt L
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Jennifer H
16 May 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it.
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Sharon H
10 May 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
Try during the week. They do have school groups but not as crowded.
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Ivy R
29 April 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
Try to call a Kroger in Columbus, Ohio to see if they have it. Veterans, military, and senior discount also have a good deal. Also AAA if you have it. I do not recall any major exhibits closed.
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