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Columbus Zoo

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Address: 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
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+1 614-645-3550
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from...

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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Make sure you can do lots of hills ! It is a lot of walking . The cups you can buy and have refilled are a great deal ! We had a stroller and a wagon which was a good idea with 5... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
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Springfield, Ohio, United States
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Springfield, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Make sure you can do lots of hills ! It is a lot of walking . The cups you can buy and have refilled are a great deal ! We had a stroller and a wagon which was a good idea with 5 kids !

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Romeo, Michigan
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We live in Michigan and love all of the Ohio Zoo's however this may be our favorite! Love all of the natural easy to view enclosures. Also, many educational areas which are great especially for the kids. Enjoyed the boat ride through pirate island, a nice change from a train. Good was good, and not outrageously priced. Would highly recommend.

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Powell, Ohio, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I am lucky enough to live very close to the zoo and have taken my children there for the last 12 years. And after visiting some of the 'best' zoos in the country (San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa) I can honestly say Columbus is top notch! I really love the new Africa exhibit and the Gorillas are a family fav.

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palmyra
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Manitee , reptile house, polar bear swimming, brown grizzly bears, oragatangs, artic wolves, monkey babies, giraffe feeding, great photo opportunities through glass or open air viewing. One of the best zoos I have ever been too!!

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Thank pam d
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the zoo. It is a beautiful zoo and has alot of animals. We got to feed giraffes, which was neat. String ray bay is a must. Touching the rays was neat, but feeding them was so cool. They sell cups of fish for $2.

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Odessa, Fl
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83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

9 of us visited the park on a Sunday. Got there early which helped. Also get your tickets at Krogers before going. Or wait in line. Could use more indoor restaurant seating & more restaurants. Well laid out park and easy to maneuver although it was getting crowded. Check times for animal feeding so you won't miss out. Wear comfortable... More 

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Richmondville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

When they say it's a day trip, it's a DAY TRIP! :-) The zoo is very clean! Lots to see! We went for the day and it took us 7 1/2 hrs to see everything! It was time well spent.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time. The kids enjoy themselves. It was beautiful and clean. Very friendly staff. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes ,because is alot of walking to do. I rented a single stroller $10 for my son since he dislike walking alot. There all so a double stroller for $14. If you have a wagon , strollers or... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

I'd never been to a zoo before but I was pleasantly surprised as to how nice and clean it was and how many food options they had. It was also beautiful to walk around and is laid out in a great and easily accessible way to see everything. There are tons of strollers and kids (obviously) so that's the only... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We spent a day at the Zoo and our biggest complaint was theat one day is not enough! It is well laid out and the animals have lots of space to roam. There is a lot of walking and we walked most but not all of the areas simply because we did not have time. We also had 6 young... More 

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