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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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Beautiful zoo

A great zoo with a large variety of animals with great exhibits. It was a great treat to be able to... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Ambience B
Wonderful day

Great Zoo, pretty flat and good layout. Not much of a crowd, or the zoo was spread out, so the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Richmond, 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 2 September 2015

A great zoo with a large variety of animals with great exhibits. It was a great treat to be able to see the Grizzly Bears so close, the Polar Bears, Grey and Red Kangaroos and Penguins// all of these animals are so exotic and you...More

1  Thank Ambience B
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great Zoo, pretty flat and good layout. Not much of a crowd, or the zoo was spread out, so the crowd did not bother us. the staff was plentiful, friendly and professional. Loved all the education signage. We got to see most of the animals....More

Thank sandy50th
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I've taken my kids here since they were babies and they've never failed to have fun. There are quiet exhibits, exciting exhibits, a beautiful carousel, plenty of walking to wear them out, and your typical fair food and gift shops. I found that the aquarium...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I took my two young children here and we spent six hours exploring and enjoying what it had to offer. Lots of animals to see, easy paths to follow, an AWESOME playground for young children, and the Animals on Safari show was absolutely incredible. I...More

Thank memorare
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My teenage son found this zoo on various "best zoo" lists so we decided to come all the way from Connecticut for a visit while on a college tour. We weren't disappointed. This is a very large zoo on an expansive piece of property set...More

Thank CTFamilyGuy06482
Reviewed 1 September 2015

took our grand daughter..what a wonderful day..her favorite animal the giraffe..she was able to feed and touch these beautiful animals..there is so much to see and do you need more than one day...my only criticism is they should have some type of trolley system to...More

Thank mary j
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Decided last minute to take my 3 kids (ages 11, 9, 7) to the Columbus Zoo for the last day of summer break. Ticket prices are only slightly more than other zoos, much less than amusement parks. However, this place is a terrific value. We...More

1  Thank Carrie V
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Put on your walking shoes and enjoy. There are so many animals and different things to see. My grandson loved the petting zoo and the train ride, he was unsure of the boat ride until he got off, then he liked it. We got a...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The Columbus Zoo has attractions targeted at people of all ages. We have purchased a family membership that allows easy access and free parking. We usually take our grandchildren and their parents. The little ones enjoy the petting zoo (sheep and goats) and "grooming" these...More

Thank jpeter4798
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Had the chance to take in the infamous Jack Hanna's Columbus Zoo this past August and it was so well worth the extra mileage and admission fee. The Zoo is exceptionally accessible and well laid out, but if you can't handle a lot of walking...More

Thank cindy a
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Yes we fed the giraffes as part of a private fundraiser dinner in the Africa event center. It was a fabulous experience to be up close and personal with a giraffe and to see their black tongues. I would recommend this even... More
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe that they do. Best to call Kroger and get full info. Have fun!