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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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Peace to man and beast

Took my sister who visited from OR. She loved the Christmas lights, the aquarium, and the primates... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gerry S
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Wild Lights

We went to Wild Lights on Thursday between Christmas & New Years in 2017. Lights were really good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Springfield, 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 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Course. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; annually contributing $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my sister who visited from OR. She loved the Christmas lights, the aquarium, and the primates. Great way to get your steps in and wish peace to all God's creatures.

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Wild Lights on Thursday between Christmas & New Years in 2017. Lights were really good. Not many animals to be seen. It was flippin COLD!!! The choreographed lights & Music show around the water in the middle of the entrance of the...More

Thank JubileeJerry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year the Winter Wildlights gets better and better. The light show on Tyne lake sweet to music was especially amazing this year. The whole zoo is decorated with lights and there are enough indoor displays to get out of the cold now and then....More

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came into town just to go to the zoo lights. We love the Columbus zoo and thought the lights would be fun to see. The place was literally a zoo. People everywhere. A few animals were out and about to see. The lights were ok....More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christmas is not complete without a trip to Wildlights in Columbus, but the key is going early enough to avoid traffic and leaving early enough to avoid the crowds.

Thank James K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from Cincinnati to Columbus just to go see the Wild Lights at the zoo. Excellent display of lights along with music. The zoo is laid out very nicely to make for an easy flow of travel through. Would love to come back during the...More

Thank H9751ANjefft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is top quality. There are log burning barrels (with protective fence around each) scattered throughout that provide a bit of warmth as you go. One bit of advice - go on a weeknight and be there around 4 or at the latest 5. Beyond...More

Thank a1rjordan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have wanted to visit this zoo for years since it has such a great reputation. We were in town for a family function in December, and knew there wouldn't be as much to see or do during the day at the...More

Thank Beachwatcher14
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the Zoo because I grew up watching Jack Hanna. Very nice trip. Stayed in Dublin, OH The exhibits and Zoo are very well maintained with the well being of the animals top priority.

Thank summergymprogram
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a favorite place to take the grandchildren, close to home, with plenty of parking, good signage, and plenty of room. Plan to walk a lot. We especially like the African area where the giraffes, lions and cheetahs roam, but there is so much...More

Thank jettan
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26 November 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
Do see the Columbus Zoo after 5 PM until January 1st 2018, you will certainly appreciate Wildlights the best in the Midwest. The display and entertainment are fantastic especially Santa and Elves. Of course Frosty the... More
22 November 2017|
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Response from jamielmurdoch | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website, look at their calendar of events. I went during a week starting from Tuesday through Friday. I tried to pick a date where there wasn't some big event at the zoo or school field trips. Tuesday and... More
22 November 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday or Wednesday.