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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: +1 614 645 3550
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from...

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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Our family's favorite zoo!!! we used to travel from out of state just to come here but now that we live less than an hour we go much more often, its so much fun and great way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family's favorite zoo!!! we used to travel from out of state just to come here but now that we live less than an hour we go much more often, its so much fun and great way to spend the day out with your family

Thank JessicaSheard
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family loves going to the zoo. This is best one we have been to by far. Better than Bronx in New York. Some of the exhibits were closed because of the time of year, but didn't stop us from spending all day there. The Lions were out and that exhibit rocks. Can't wait to come back when it's warm... More 

Thank jgrote15
Cape Coral, Florida
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305 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a a wonderful zoo. It is not too big, not too small. Most of the animals can been seen with no problem. We love the marine exhibit as well as the reptile house. In the winter the place is dressed up for the holidays. If your in town make sure you stop by.

Thank Charles1019
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101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy going to the Columbus Zoo the staff and the animals are all amazing. The only downfall is the lack of organization for crowd control my daughter was so excited to pet a snake with its handler walking around however the lack of crowd control so many children cut right in front of her she never got to... More 

Thank Strefz
Ahwatukee, AZ
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know zoos are controversial to some, but The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is AZA accredited, and it shows. You can visit the AZA org website to find out more about what this means and why it's important. If you have an active membership to another AZA accredited zoo, you can receive half-price admission here. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit... More 

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Morrow, Ohio
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off we went in November and knew some things we closed. The admission should be adjusted due to over 1/2 of exhibits are closed but it was not. Disney Park food prices were cheaper and better quality than what was offered there. I would hope summer time would be better.

Thank Mikepatterson31
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice zoo. Clean, lots of restrooms, very cool animals and nice variety BUT beware, numerous animals are not present because it is not "in season". They do not publish this clearly until you are already in the zoo. The orangutans, gorillas, kangaroos, giraffes, cheetas, camels, zebras, and lions are not available to see. They should publish... More 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited dozens of zoos across the US and this was by far our favorite. Thank you Jack Hanna for the amazing collection of exhibits and animals. I wish that we could've spent more than one day at the zoo to really take everything in. First, at $8, I did not think that parking was terrible. I've been to... More 

Thank TravelerJenny8
New Britain, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jack Hanna has enough staff to keep this wonderful place friendly, clean, and full of fun for the entire family and the animals too! Visit on Tuesdays if you can since entrance fee is half price. Great place to spend a day or two. Enjoy!

Thank Judith R
Fostoria, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Good: I loved the way the areas for the animals were open and natural-seeming. Much more so than other zoos I have visited. And the website was nice. The Bad: If you order your tickets on-line they claim $1.00 saved per ticket. However, when you go to check out there is an added "processing fee" of $2.00. For two... More 

Thank Kathleen H

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