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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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Average Zoo

My wife has wanted to visit this zoo from the moment she found out that Jack Hanna is associated... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Larry W
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Mishicot, Wisconsin
Company picnic

Our work had family day here sat and it was great besides the heat!! They had employees walking... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Williamhorn20
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Marion, 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 15 June 2016

My wife has wanted to visit this zoo from the moment she found out that Jack Hanna is associated with it. The layout of the zoo was poor, a lot of dead ends and back tracking. The parts of the zoo that have been updated...More

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Our work had family day here sat and it was great besides the heat!! They had employees walking around with mist machines which I thought was cool and everyone was very helpful! The zoo seemed very clean and the bathrooms were clean also They have...More

Thank Williamhorn20
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent day with the family! Had several scattered showers but we had ice cream and waited it out. The animals were more active after the rain storm and saw many things not seen before! Lesson learned... Rain can make the zoo visit more entertaining!!!

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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The Zoo is very family friends, and there are plenty of animals on display. The staff does a great job of interacting with the public, and have always been friendly.

Thank 631X
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Spent the entire day here. Our hosts had an annual family pass, which is the way to go if you live nearby. The place is huge, and there are plenty of things to see and do. They have several play areas for the kids, too....More

Thank mikeinflorida1507
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Love the improvements they have made. The little amusement park rides, the boat ride and the train ride can really get a look at the animals. Biggest downfall is the price. It cost two of us admission and extra bands for all the rides cost...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great zoo. Obviously perfect place to bring the kids. But fun place for adults too! Exhibits are thoughtfully created and well kept. Some enclosures do seem small for the animals like the Jaguar one, others are great and give the animals room to roam like...More

Thank jen4498
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the $10 for parking. (Seriously??). Then let's talk about the 2-3 zoo staff members sitting on the curb talking. Now we are in the long lines for 2-3 windows open for tickets - and it is the first Monday of summer break....More

Thank Thomas R
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Brought our teen for a first visit to kill time before a college tour the next day and worried it would be boring. We were wrong. It is a lovely, zoo with a shuttle to take you to the different geographical areas or you can...More

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

excellent family time, saw plenty of facilities, eating areas, cleansing stations, restrooms, and animal facilities all seemed to be in good condition. Many animals active even around noontime on a June day, which is out of anyone's control, but added to a very fun filled...More

Thank steve g
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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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