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Columbus Zoo

4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
614-645-3550
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Powell
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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Muncie, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We live in Indiana and had a membership to this zoo. This is a wonderful zoo to visit! Haven't tried the water park yet, but it's in the works. Pack up the family and make sure you get there early, this is worth spending a good portion of the day taking it all in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The zoo was very clean & modern. Be warned--there is a LOT of walking. Admission is reasonable and can be done on line. $8.00 to park is a little steep and their food and drink prices are through the roof although they do allow you to bring in your own, so that kinda balances out.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a great date night. You can talk around in the evening and enjoy all the beautiful lights. Around the fountain in the middle of the zoo once you enter they have a light show that goes off by music and it's incredibly pretty. And it's even ok to go up on a cold night just bundle up... More

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florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo is very sprawled out and parklike; with many benches and trees and vegetation. There is a great deal to see. it would take an entire day to see it well. I did find the layout rather confusing even with the help of their map. The map is a picture map only and leaves a lot out. The entrance... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I t was a really enjoyable visit to the Zoo. It was a very hot day but there were plenty of refreshment stand, water fountains and water spry showers around to help cool off. Its a huge zoo so allow time to get to see all the animals. The giraffe feeding time is fun for the kids as well as... More

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is an attraction that makes you feel good. Not only can you enjoy observing and learning about a wide variety of animals, but you feel like you are supporting an organization that has a positive impact on our world. The zoo supports approximately 70 conservation grants in 35 countries each year. Be sure you pick... More

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The main purpose of our trip to Columbus was to take our two year old grandson to the Columbus Zoo. It exceeded all expectations. We arrived at 9 and at 3 when our grandson fell asleep we still hadn't covered all there was to do. If you have young children, make sure you pay extra to take the dinosaur boat... More

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Oregon, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What a beautiful zoo! My husband and I spent six hours here and saw maybe a third of it. We loved the bird aviary and being able to feed the parakeets nectar. The "Australian and islands" exhibit was great, too (especially since I'm from New Zealand). It was just such a delight to see many animals I have never seen... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fun for all ages! Wear your comfortable shoes because there is much walking to see all the animal attractions here. The Africa exhibit is well done with a cargo plane and jeep for the kids to climb into. The aquarium is a stunning sight with it's coral and tropical fish display. The zoo is clean and easy to walk ,... More

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Romeoville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This Zoo was very nice, had a wonderful time and everything is spaced out very nicely. The water park that sits next to the zoo looked awesome, sorry we did not have time to go, as we only had 1 day in Columbus and spent that time exploring the zoo..

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