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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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Birthday party

Great place for a birthday party..separate room, knowledgeable staff with different animals brought... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grumpy507
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Hubbard, Ohio
One of the Very Best Zoos There Is!

Our family has been to many, many zoos, from the eastern United States to the West Coast, and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Benois D
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Saint Paris, 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for a birthday party..separate room, knowledgeable staff with different animals brought in to entertain the children...afterwards, access to the zoo....great stay..

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family has been to many, many zoos, from the eastern United States to the West Coast, and the Columbus Zoo is one of the very best zoos in the United States. The entire organization, from top to bottom and in every aspect of its...More

Thank Benois D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were visiting some friends in Columbus. While there they insisted we go to the zoo. I had been to zoos before so I was not terribly excited but I was greatly surprised. This zoo is one of a kind. It is...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visit the Columbus Zoo atleast once a year and it never disappoints. The zoo lights during Christmas time is also a great time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is a zoo. Pay 10$ for parking and then pay admission. If you live close enough, I suggest getting a membership to the zoo. A great place just to walk on the nice spring/fall days. The Africa and Austrailia part of the zoo...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best Zoos I have visited. The location is great and easy to find. The staff is very helpful and friendly and seem to have the customers best interest in mind. Due to the cold weather, some animals and attractions weren't available...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is 1 of the great American Zoo's. I've been to the Bronx Zoo,Rome Zoo,San Diego Zoo. Every one has their own niche.Good Parking and truly a good way to teach kids about animal husbandry.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With lots of things to do it is definitely worth the stop. From small to older everyone was amused and could find something of interest. Lots of different varieties of animals from aquatic to land and air animals to view. Might be a location to...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I went to the Columbus zoo it was awesome.This zoo is huge so you need 2 days to explore the whole zoo.The exhibits are more closer together than the Toronto Zoo witch I like.They nicely split the zoo into sections.There is a awesome stingray bay...More

Thank alesserdo
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We went during this past week and despite the closures in two areas it still took 4 hours to completely go through the zoo. We went around slowly and stopped in parts but overall went from exhibit to exhibit. Despite the seasonal closures, still most...More

Thank themanofec
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Melissa L
10 March 2018|
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Response from InnTravelers | Reviewed this property |
I went with my husband and no kids. We're two zoo lovers, so we could have easily spent two full days there. (And I know people who have done that.) it's huge and there's so much to see and do. However, we managed to fit... More
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Melissa L
10 March 2018|
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Response from jkzoo | Reviewed this property |
I just spent 2 hours at the zoo and did not make it to the North America or African section (Africa is closed for the season). Also several exhibits were not open due to it being winter. During Spring and Summer I could... More
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TtMarinka
27 February 2018|
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Response from N8409QXwilliamf | Reviewed this property |
May 19 & 20 is the opening weekend for Zoombezi Bay, the water slide park at Columbus Zoo. This is likely when all seasonal activities begin. Trip Advisor does not allow me to post their web address directly but here is a... More
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