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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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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great presentation. Was disappointed with the lack of animals. All in all, it was a very clean zoo with knowledgeable staff who were very friendly.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wow--what a big zoo. From the time we left our car until we saw our first animal was about 15 minutes!!! It is very big. Bring a stroller or wagon for small kids. It was a hot day so it was nice that there were plenty of indoor attractions. The cutest thing was a new baby Cheetah who was just... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Make sure you budget enough time to be able to see the entire zoo. You'll definitely need a whole day, the place is massive. The zoo is separated into 6 different areas: The Congo, The Heart of Africa, The Arctic, North America, The Shoreline, and Australia & Islands. The day my family and I went it was raining so it... More

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Lima, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This zoo is huge. It has everything. It is hard to see the whole zoo with small children which is what I have. They had such a good time though. We didn't make it to the water park side but heard that is awesome as well. If you make the trip you will be glad you did. It has something... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This zoo is big. I enjoyed the time out of the car. Lots of animals we don't have in our local zoo. The big negative was all the extras they have. I was glad we were traveling with a teenager or we would have spent lots of money on touristy things. GPS took us the long way, but a beautiful... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited during a busy July 4th holiday weekend, so it was jam-packed the first time we went on Saturday. They actually parked people in the grassy areas surrounding the parking lot (but that meant no parking fee either). The zoo was absolutely too crowded to see anything, so we left and returned on Sunday. The cooler and drizzly weather... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

During at least visit in your lifetime (or EVERY visit, let's be honest), do you say to yourself while walking around an extremely humid and hot zoo, "Man, I am so stinking hot that I wish I could just jump in a pool right now." Your random thought is this place's reason for being. It's a great idea and the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While in town for my wife's business I took our infant out to the zoo for some fresh air. Now while she slept the majority of the visit, I on the other hand was thrilled. This is by far one of the best zoos if not the best zoo I have been too. The zoo is set up in an... More

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Russell, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

One of the nicest zoos I've visited. The animals were kept in a natural looking environment. the shows were great and staff was very friendly and helpful

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Ada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really nice addition to the zoo! You actually feel like you are in the savannah of Africa! The zoo has come a long way since we used to come there frequently 10 to 15 years ago.

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