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Columbus Zoo

#1 of 19 things to do in Powell Features Animals
4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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fantastic zoo and well worth the drive!

We are from Ontario, and so drove 3 1/2 hours to visit this zoo. We actually stayed overnight for 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful zoo

I took my visiting mother-in-law for a day in the fall. We were easily able to get a wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carrie P
Dublin, 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 1 week ago

We are from Ontario, and so drove 3 1/2 hours to visit this zoo. We actually stayed overnight for 2 nights in order to ensure we were able to cover every square inch of the zoo (spread out over 2 days), as our 9 yr...More

1  Thank LAURA1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my visiting mother-in-law for a day in the fall. We were easily able to get a wheelchair and the area was decorated very nicely with fall flowers. Everywhere we went was clean and well kept. The food "court" was very nice with lots...More

1  Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a zoo lover and not easily impressed, but this zoo is still wowing me! Kudos to the entire staff, from design conception to implementation, opening staff to closing staff, incredible jobs very well done. Looking forward to next visit.

1  Thank badohio0303
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two grandkids (6&8) and they enjoyed the whole day!! The animals were active which is rare. They rode a camel. The exhibits were excellent and gave a close up view. Prices were reasonable. Got lucky with a overcast day. Come prepared to walk....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Columbus Zoo has so much to offer visitors. It is more than a zoo: it's a zoo, an aquarium, a waterpark and and an adventure park all in one! It is HUGE and even though we were here for almost 7 hours, we still...More

1  Thank CakeChick250
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking can be a pain but the zoo itself is wonderful! Food is expensive and not very good so I would either bring own or eat before you go.

Thank 318shaelan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a few years since I've visited the C-bus zoo and it's better than ever!! Staff & volunteers were very friendly & helpful.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good zoo with great grounds and interesting exhibits. Love the polar bears and the manatees. The gorillas are fun to watch.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my boys 3,4, and 6 to the zoo this summer for our family trip and they had an amazing time! We enjoyed it and can't wait to return!

Thank latoyaearlyxo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an all day zoo. Each area is a theme and well done. But each exibt is far from the other so you will do a lot of walking. The food stands will give you free plastic cups of ice water which was a...More

Thank Erin B
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13 August 2017|
Response from JGlenn44 | Reviewed this property |
They have a huge parking lot where an rv should have no problem day parking. But to my knowledge (and I have been over the whole lot) there are no evidence specific areas. Out near the edges should be no problem. But no... More
Carol S
10 August 2017|
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Response from bree s | Reviewed this property |
just a heads up, if you go with someone who has the yearly pass, parking is free.
Jen R
23 July 2017|
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Response from Sightsee_Eat | Reviewed this property |
I stood at the entrance to the tall deck where the giraffes come up and saw very clearly people feeding them, their very long tongues wrapping around the leaves. Viicarious enjoyment for free!

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