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Columbus Zoo

4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
614-645-3550
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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.

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Wilmington, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I've enjoyed the Columbus Zoo since I was a kid. The new exhibits are awesome. Recently I went to the zoo lights with a large group and small kids and they were beautiful. It is neat to watch animals behave differently in the dark then during the day. Really there is so much at the zoo to see it is... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Getting to see all the animals out in the summer is such an amazing time. It's a very large zoo so plan for a long day or buy the zoo pass and break it up over different visits. We recently just visited for the Christmas lights. It is a very nice time and they play music to lights every 15... More

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This African exhibit is terrific. Long awaited. Beautifully displayed. Good to see the giraffes, zebras, and wildabeasts back. It was amazing watching the lions watch the zebras. Just Amazing!!

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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

As a photographer for a number of zoos, I have also visited countless others across the US and in Europe. The Columbus Zoo is by far the best I have had the pleasure to visit. This is a must do when visiting the Columbus Ohio area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you have been to see the zoo lights then your missing out! During the winter holiday season The Columbus Zoo is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Grab the kids, get some hot coco and enjoy shows with bright color and sound. This is a yearly to-do in our household.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This zoo is amazing and you could spend numerous days there exploring and discovering every time. The zoo has expanded with the Heart of Africa zone and it is beyond amazing. My children rode the camels and feed the giraffe and it was phenomenal. A life experience for sure! The zoo is a bit expensive especially when you add on... More

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Bay Village, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We have a family pass so going there can be a short or long trip based on how we feel. We like the way the zoo is laid out and getting through it is usually hassle free. We like some of the exhibits better than the Cincinnati or Cleveland zoos although they are both nice also. The rest rooms are... More

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Danville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the zoo. A wide variety of animals and lots of activities. Well worth the stop. Signage and maps could have been better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

All in all, we had a really fun day, and got to see a lot of unusual animals. The highlight of the day was the African Savannah, and getting to feed a giraffe - that was really great! Some of the exhibits have free roaming animals so you can have a really up close and personal encounter, but of course... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I love giraffes and got lots of great safari pics, the African Safari was my favourite section of the zoo and we all enjoyed the aquarium and it was great to revisit the Polar Bear exhibit and see their new habitat which is much improved over when we saw the zoo in 1991. The volunteers were also very helpful and... More

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