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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
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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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Pack a picnic basket, enjoy a leisurely day at the zoo.

I was quite pleased that the Columbus Zoo allows you to bring a cooler of outside food and drinks. There is even a picnic area by the waterpark. That solves the problem of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was quite pleased that the Columbus Zoo allows you to bring a cooler of outside food and drinks. There is even a picnic area by the waterpark. That solves the problem of the overpriced concession stands. I am quite the cheapskate and I did not feel the Columbus Zoo was unreasonable in its pricing. I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This must be one of the best zoos in the world. It is beautiful in every season. At Xmas its lights make it a real spectacle but Autumn and Summer are equally splendid. Everyone has their favourites - African world, Australia etc but I actually enjoy North America best. There is a tram to get you to the bear enclosure... More 

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Whiteland, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice zoo. I thought the alligator enclosure was too small though. The gorillas were very entertaining.

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wiltshire
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We loved our day out here. The zoo is very sympathetic to the animals and we especially loved Africa. We got the chance to feed Rosie the rhino which was the highlight of our day. Good food in the Africa restaurant too. Prices not too mad either

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Lancaster, Ohio
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I haven't visited here in years so I was pleased to see how organized the parking and shuttle service were. The zoo itself reflects hard working employees, many , one could say are sincerely passionate about their jobs! The disappointment lies in the refreshment pricing. Very expensive for bottled water, and food. With 4 tickets, parking fee, a couple of... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough about this zoo. It was incredible. The habitats for the animals are large and comfortable. The conservation efforts being made are clearly established and the exhibits are informative. The animals are well taken care of, and in fact seem happy. We went on an extremely hot day in August and there were a ton of places... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great zoo, nice set up easy to navigate. Great food near African exhibit. Loved the cheetah run, and the zoo keeper talks. Do not mis the zoo keeper talk at the lions, quite impressive when they have to pry the tongs with a treat for the lions away from their mouth. Nice to see them teaching the lions behaviors to... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Columbus Zoo is a great place to spend the day. The baby male moose is too cute and watching him play was a lot of fun. The new Heart Of Africa exhibit is well done. It looks like a smaller version of The Wilds in eastern Ohio.

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Chi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I’m shocked by the number of negative reviews for this Zoo and have to respectfully disagree with them. This zoo is simply spectacular! We’ve traveled to a number of zoos nationwide, including the grossly overrated San Diego Zoo. I had high expectations for them and was sorely disappointed in our visit there. So I tried to remain guarded about my... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've been to many popular zoos like the St Louis zoo, Washington DC zoo, Cincinnati zoo, Bronx zoo, and others. This zoo blows them all out of the water in my opinion. This place provides so much space for their animals and it takes hours to see the whole place. I went on a Monday and there were no crowds... More 

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