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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The zoo is very clean and well taken care of. Lots of things for the small kids to do. The new African area looks like what you see in pictures. The plexiglass on allot of the displays are dirty and scratched. It takes 2 full days to see the zoo, lots of walking. Water park is connected to the zoo,... More

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I live in the area and was nervous about going to the Zoo. Generally they make me cry with tiny exhibits and sad looking animals, but Columbus Zoo was everything I did not expect. It was beautifully set up lots of room for the animals, but still the exhibits are set up so you can get a good view as... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

amazing time...just wish we could have seen the new giraffes. obviously, we will go back. they have been making good improvements/additions.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a nice modern zoo that is on a huge expanse of land and uses it to it's advantage. We went on a very hot and humid day and walked 5 miles+ per my wife's fitbit. The exhibits seem well designed for the animals. We did run into quite a bit of dirty and scratched up plexiglass in the... More

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Westland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

First time to this zoo, taking advantage of reciprocal perks. VERY busy, but thinned out once we got into it. Excellent zoo, lots to see. All the attractions are pretty amazing...Heart of Africa was super. Looks like the animals have lots of space for a zoo. Got up amazingly close to the lions. Like 24 inches thru the glass close.... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We love this zoo and have been there every year. This year we were very excited to see the new African exhibit. I recommend going there right off the bat- after you park and get through the ticket boot go to the right for a short ride over to the new exhibit. You will see a large safari with literal... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The zoo is itself is wonderful. Very large with lots of exhibits and animals. We spent almost a full day there and still missed a third of the zoo, having had to run through North America and skip Asia altogether. The one disappointing part of the zoo was the so called Aquarium. This consisted of two buildings, one with a... More

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

it's always a fun time at the Columbus Zoo the new Africa exhibit is pretty sweet not to mention the polar bears and apes. Zoombezi Bay is fun the lazy river cocktail Creek for adults only the cyclone and Tahitian twister.if it's busy you can always get a zoom pass to skip to the front of the line.

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Canfield, Ohio
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went there with our 8 yo son. We did Zoombezi Bay on Sunday then did the actual zoo on Monday.We went on August 25….by then all the children of Columbus and surrounding areas were back in school.If you can plan your visit this is a great option because the zoo was lightly populated with visitors.Plan to get there as... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have always enjoyed the Columbus Zoo. It is one of the best zoos in the US. I went last month to check out the new African exhibit. I enjoyed the new addition, though I wish there was more to it. Since it was new it was also super crowded. Never the less, it is beautiful and it is also... More

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