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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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We were in the area for a family graduation from Ohio state and looking to fill some down time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
esgs2018
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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family trip to columbus zoo

2 adults 2 children almost 5 and almost 3 (under 3 free) we had visited the zoo 4 years ago... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wernerblei
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West Union, West Virginia
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in the area for a family graduation from Ohio state and looking to fill some down time. Look no further than the Columbus zoo. Bring walking shoes buts it’s very well laid out. There are a huge variety of animals and exhibits to...More

Thank esgs2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

2 adults 2 children almost 5 and almost 3 (under 3 free) we had visited the zoo 4 years ago and knew we would have to make it a 2 day trip and planned accordingly, my son was very interested in the dinosaurs so that...More

Thank wernerblei
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo is just magical during the Christmas Season. If you go in the afternoon you can see animals that are hard to see at after dark, then enjoy the lights in the evening. You can keep warm by visiting burning barrels, hot cocoa...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attended the annual Zoofarie event - I hadn’t been to this event in years. It was so much fun - great food samples and music! Looking forward to next year.

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the best zoos I have ever been to. They really cater to the visitors and give you a very interactive experience. The enclosures are a great size for the animals and still give you up close and personal viewing. The walkways...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit with my grànddaughter, even though we live several hundred miles away. We enjoy the zoo so much, that we've become members

2  Thank ryrowe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the best zoo I've visited. Incredible exhibits - massive park, couple spend multiple days wandering around. Kids had a wonderful time - world class zoo

Thank BuenosNachos2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great zoo, even if a portion of it is under construction currently. We arrived in the morning, right around open on a Saturday, and spent our entire day here visiting both the zoo and Zoombezi bay. The kids we came with had a...More

2  Thank FourLugHero
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been about 29 years since our last visit. I have to say this is the best I have been to. Very clean and helpful staff. Very good price we only paid around 40 for both of us

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 3 grandchilldren for a day trip and we had a blast. We really only had time to visit Africa and Australia and that was awesome. Kids went to JungleJacks landing and it was a small park but they had fun. It was actually...More

Thank Kathy R
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Jay D
22 June 2018|
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Response from CGS2012 | Reviewed this property |
The website says they have electric scooter rentals. They are first come first served. $35 a day and you need your ID or zoo membership. You must be 18 or older to rent. Weight capacity is 300lbs. And children are not... More
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Nicole E
30 May 2018|
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Response from alesserdo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you could go in to the animal health center but maybe i'm wrong.Good Question.
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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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