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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: 614-645-3550
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Description: This world-famous 400-acre zoo is among the city's top attractions...
This world-famous 400-acre zoo is among the city's top attractions, featuring 600 wildlife species housed in spacious natural habitats. Director Emeritus Jack Hanna brings the zoo's most unusual inhabitants to millions of viewers through his numerous TV appearances.
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I don't like that so charge so much to park, charge for everything once you are in, so many things were closed and face painting cost $16.00 that's crazy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I don't like that so charge so much to park, charge for everything once you are in, so many things were closed and face painting cost $16.00 that's crazy.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the Columbus Zoo in 7/2006. I recommend that you get there early in the day and it takes at least 5 hrs to see everything. We were able to see all of the animal exhibits. My favorites: prairie dogs, large cats, polar bears, elephants, giraffes, penguins, sea otters .Petting zoo has goats There is an extra fee to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

If you want to spend a memorable day, do not hesitate to go to the Columbus Zoo. It is a wonderful place to take the little ones or just enjoy with another adult. The zoo is spotless and really worth a trip if you are anywhere near Columbus Ohio. The zoo lights up with Christmas Lights during the holiday and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I read very good reviews about Columbus Zoo, but my experience was not very good. It is just because the time of visit was not good. Zoo has a variety of animals like polar bears, penguins, gorilla's and chimpanzees. but Aquarium is small compared normal standards. Good place for picnic. Kids will enjoy here. A number of restaurants and food... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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256 reviews 256 reviews
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229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here on a Saturday morning and arrived at 10 when they opened. The zoo gets crowded very fast. Tickets were still priced for their winter time fare. There were a couple of attractions closed, as would be expected, because of the season. Africa doesn't open until much later in the season. What was open was great - exhibits... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Columbus Zoo is the highlight of our lives with our Grandchildren. We live only 5 minutes from the zoo and sometimes visit it twice in one day. It is the main entertainment when the Grandchildren visit on the weekends. I would advise purchasing season passes to fit your needs. There is so much to see and we never tire... More 

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Powell OH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well maintained and clean. The animals all looked in tip top shape with renovations being done all the time to upgrade or enlarge facilities.

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Westchester, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very reasonably priced for a major zoo -- what a change from the San Diego and Bronx Zoos which are beautiful, but you break the bank to go there. Animals are well cared-for and conservation education is a top priority. Very easy to navigate. We went on a rainy day so there were no crowds; can imagine on a beautiful... More 

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COLUMBUS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If in the Columbus area, you need to plan a day at the zoo. It is locates on Rt.33 or Riverside Dr. There is a parking fee unless you are a member. Admission is reasonable for what you get. They are in a continuous improvement mode with some of the finest exhibits of any zoo. The zoo has a large... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had such a good time at this zoo. It had great animals and attractions. My family really enjoyed it!

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