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Columbus Zoo

4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
614-645-3550
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Powell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: This world-famous 400-acre zoo is among the city's top attractions, featuring 600 wildlife species housed in spacious natural habitats. Director... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Richmond, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For some reason, I have a hard time finding local zoos with both of my favorites! Columbus Zoo did not disappoint. It's always been my favorite zoo, wish it weren't so far away or I would have a membership. WIth the amusement rides and the water park, this could easily become a two-day excursion. Something for everyone! Look for coupons,... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 scheduled an overnighter at the zoo sleeping with the polar bears, which lasted from 6:00 PM-10:00 AM the next day. We were then able to stay at the zoo for the entire day on our own. Overnighter: The pizza dinner was okay (Donatos pizza was fine, salad with just the bagged salad dumped in a bowl... More

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Columbus Zoo (home of Jack Hanna) is an exciting adventure in our four legged friends. The animals are well cared for, the staff is helpful and the kids have the opportunity to learn much here. Be prepared for a trek however, it's a large facility

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St Clair Shores, MI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the zoo. A ton of very active animals. Excellent and knowledgeable staff, helpful in many ways. An employee near almost every exhibit. A lot of animal experiences. Loved the aquarium, stingrays. A lot of walking.

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Sheffield Lake, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Other than the crowds, this zoo has so much to offer, see and do! This was our 2nd trip and we'll definitely be back!

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Linwood, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I consider myself a zoo aficionado. So being in Columbus meant I had to see the zoo. I was somewhat underwhelmed. The exhibits were small and unappealing. I guess I expected more from Jack Hanna. It wasn't bad, but could have been better!

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Medina, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the day we visited the zoo it was terribly hot and we did not stay the whole day. We missed quite a few of the attractions but thoroughly enjoyed the Penguins and the manatees. There are several areas with picnic tables which was very convenient seeing as we brought our lunch with us. We did get a chance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Out of every zoo that I have ever visited, columbus is the largest and has the most variety including very rare species. Granted, I have never been to San Diego. These animals were incredibly active unlike most zoos. I got many impressive pictures and also videos. The new heart of Africa exhibit was great. Two times a day they have... More

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Galion, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Columbus Zoo many times. This visit made me want to purchase a zoo membership. The new Heart of Africa exhibit is wonderful. Watching the animals in such an open environment is the closest thing to a safari as I may ever get. Loved seeing the giraffes back at the zoo and so close. We will... More

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Yankton, South Dakota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our family decided to take a 10 day trip to and through Ohio for some sightseeing. One of our stops was the Columbus zoo. It was a drizzling day and it was still packed!!!! We spent 4 hours walking around and still didn't see everything! There were a few things that was rediculous-having to buy giraffe food to even get... More

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