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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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Hampstead, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Overall a very nice zoo. The map could be better. Would have been more helpful to group animals and events by locations. Also, could have included feeding times on the map. We had a hard time trying to find the aquarium. When we asked the staff, they sent us in the wrong direction...twice. It wouldn't have been bad if it... More

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

we went just a few weeks ago had a great day seen a lot of animals it was clean and friendly pay the extra money to touch the sting rays it was great and you can feed them if you want.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Our family loved the zoo, my children are all under 8 and they enjoyed it very much! They had rides and animals to keep them entertained! The only draw back is that you have to pay for each experience individually or buy a package deal. We bought the package. The kids did not have to do a lot of walking... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Even though Detroit has an increasingly beautiful zoo, we wanted to take our grandchildren to Columbus, Ohio to see the zoo associated with the famous Jack Hanna. The zoo is set up more like a theme park where you walk into specific geographic areas (African Quest, North America, etc.) and view animals found in these regions. There is a lot... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed going to the zoo back in the 70's when we lived in Columbus. It wasn't very big back then, but it had promise. There is a lovely location along the river. It has grown into one of the top ranked zoos. They have lots of animals and they also have an aquarium. We are from Florida, and didn't... More

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Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the zoo! The family had a great time while we were there. Just a suggestion, if you are going to eat in the park, go to the Congo, it has several restaurants to choose from and everyone will be happy. It is inside with A/C. and very clean. I would love to go again soon. This place was awesome!!

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Miamisburg, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Recently visited after 20 years and they have really made this a great family zoo .Lots of interactive areas fro children has well has play areas. They have set up the zoo by world regions so you can plan you areas of interest .Also its a flat zoo so even thou you walk alot its not up and down steep... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of going on a Saturday,It took over an hour to get to the ticket booth. 8.00 dollars to park,14.00 ea.for entry,3.00 to feed giraffes,3.00 to pet a sting ray,1.00 to ride train,(WHICH IS VERY SHORT).7.00 to ride the camels.We did enjoy an Africian made half chicken dinner for 9.00 ea..90 degree day kept most of the... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our family loves to visit the zoo and often visit zoo's when we travel. The Columbus Zoo has to be one of the best that we have ever visited. You almost need a day and a half to see everything. This zoo even has a waterpark attached to it, so if it's an exceptionally hot day you can buy a... More

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Barnesville, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love the Columbus Zoo! Me and my family try to go there each year and we enjoy our entire time there. There are so many animals to see! Our favorite are the Gorillas and feeding the Lorikeets! We all enjoyed the new 'Heart of Africa' section. We thought it was really cool and very well done!!

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