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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: 614-645-3550
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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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all day attraction.

If in the Columbus area, you need to plan a day at the zoo. It is locates on Rt.33 or Riverside Dr. There is a parking fee unless you are a member. Admission is reasonable for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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COLUMBUS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If in the Columbus area, you need to plan a day at the zoo. It is locates on Rt.33 or Riverside Dr. There is a parking fee unless you are a member. Admission is reasonable for what you get. They are in a continuous improvement mode with some of the finest exhibits of any zoo. The zoo has a large... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had such a good time at this zoo. It had great animals and attractions. My family really enjoyed it!

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 2 times so far, and absolutely love this zoo. It is clean, huge, has a great variety of animals and sea life, and I'm still hoping to run into Jack Hanna when we go there. I like zoos in general, and this one is definitely one of the best I have... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Columbus zoo is a wonderful place to visit. The African exhibit is outstanding as you look over the acres of grasslands and watch the animals roam freely. Then they feed the giraffes and they come right up to the overlook balcony. The polar bear exhibit is also wonderful because a tunnel allows visitors to view the bears swimming underwater. All... More 

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Carroll, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the Columbus zoo has always been a favorite of mine since i was a small child. I took my granddaughter there last summer and was again amazed at the growth and exhibits that were there. Feeding the giraffes was so much fun and to have hands on encounters with other animals was the best way to spend the day. Never... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Columbus zoo lights area amazing! Being able to walk around at night and look at animals under the lights is like no other. it's a psychedelic zoo trip! haha fun for all ages.. AND most importantly; very reasonably priced....also not far from downtown.

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We like to go just to have a nice walk.this time of year sometimes the animals aren't out,but it's always a nice place to get out for a walk.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The first thing you will notice about the park is that there is lots to see! The park is split up into different zones (North America, Aquarium, Asian Quest, etc...) that should keep you busy for a while. Tip:I would wait until the weather warms up to visit the zoo. In the winter time when we just visited, a lot... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Got to see Jungle Jack Hannah himself! That was pretty cool. Even got an autograph! :) This zoo is a lot of fun. I love the brown bears!

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Zoo got great lightings on Christmas days. Worth to checkout with family or friends. Zoo itself is huge and clean and organised.

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