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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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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo was awesome, could not believe how close you actually got to the animals and the multiple vantage points of each exhibit. We arrived at 9:00 AM and left at 4:00... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Chatham, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Columbus Zoo was awesome, could not believe how close you actually got to the animals and the multiple vantage points of each exhibit. We arrived at 9:00 AM and left at 4:00 PM feeling that we saw pretty much everything. They have an attached water park for an extra cost which was very large. They do not gouge you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This zoo was the best one I have ever been to. I went here to volunteer for Kroger and I went on a break and had the best time ever. I loved the countries that they had with all of the different animals. The aquarium was the best they had tons of cool animals there. I had the best time... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

WE LOVE ZOOS We live in ERIE PA and have a very nice Zoo for a small City Columbus ZOO is great They have so many exhibits It is easy to navigate It is huge and will take you about 5 hours to get around it It is clean and the exhibits are wonderful for the animals. There are a... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had a blast visiting this zoo, though most of the animals slept through my visit. The animals had a larger space in which to live, more so than many zoos I've been to in the past. They all looked as though they were well taken care of, and the property itself seemed very clean. As a bonus, for just... More 

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USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This zoo felt like it was quite literally run by children. In our visit I experienced a staff member passing the buck by saying "thats not my department", another sloppily measured my child and wouldnt let them ride a 36" ride at Jungle Jacks when all other 36" rides were perfectly fine. My husband says the attendant tilted the measurement... More 

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Ostrander, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best Zoo you'll ever have the privilege of visiting. Animals are well taken care of and happy. Exhibits are built with the animals needs first. Be sure to wear good walking shoes! And don't forget the camera.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an amazing zoo with animals in natural habitats. I had not been to a zoo in many years and this is nothing like the old zoo. Nice large walking and viewing areas. Open fields for the animals, large areas to view them. Was sooo nice.

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Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've visited the Columbus Zoo twice before (once in the summer and once for the Holiday Lights). The main draw this trip, was to see the relatively new Heart of Africa exhibit. I was at the zoo at 8:30am and when the zoo opened, I headed directly to this exhibit. When I went to feed/view the giraffes, I was told... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to see family and enjoyed the zoo. Wished I had more time to see all of it! Highly recommend!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good variety of animals, birds, reptiles made good viewing. Amur tigers were impressive. Australian wombat and Kiwi flightless bird were a novelty that all zoos do not carry. Waterpark closeby adds to the draw.

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