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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
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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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Great zoo even in winter!

So the Africa part of the zoo was closed as it was winter so the animals used to hot climate could be taken inside to stay warm. Everything else was still great! Bears hibernated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

So the Africa part of the zoo was closed as it was winter so the animals used to hot climate could be taken inside to stay warm. Everything else was still great! Bears hibernated next to the glass so you were inches away from them! Lights festival was also on so we timed it that when we finished looking at... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It started off with an $8 parking fee. That is a little excessive. For such an advertised zoo, this zoo is not all its hyped up to be. It would appear to be another ploy of Jack Hanna advertisement. A lot of the exhibits are run down, and closed. I especially hated the elephant and rhino "habitats". They have them... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

As the home zoo of Jack Hanna, the Columbus Zoo never disappoints! At our most recent visit over the weekend, many of the animals were out and right up close to the walkways. Yes, the African area is closed until mid-May, but it is clearly stated on the park map that the area is seasonal (due to temperature changes). My... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited the zoo with friends on a lovely sunny day. $8 parking before we got in was in my opinion disgusting! Detroit charges $5. highlights: Bear enclosure was great, spacious and great viewing. Aquarium (dirty glass aside) was good and great fish and corals. toilets very clean lowlights: A parrot had escaped; quite funny to watch about 15-20 employees... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was our 1st visit and had heard so much about what a Great Zoo it was because of Jack Hanna. We were VERY disappointed. The landscape surrounding the exhibits is NOT at all aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Everything looked WORN and in need of repair or cleaning. Walkways were dirty and strewn with mud clumps. Overall landscaping is... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I realize that we visited the zoo early in the year, but the temps were in the high 60's the day we went. Many of the animals were not on display. The Africa area was totally closed, yet we had to pay full price to get into the zoo. Almost everything cost extra, and the price to get into the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Disappointed that so much was closed. Entire areas; African and Australian were closed until spring. Some exhibits gave us good views of the animals, others not so much. Advise: Go in summer.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lots to do and see. Always well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful. However, the rates are getting a little high and I wish my membership covered all the attractions.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The prices increased $3.00 on April 1-the day of our visit but most animals were not on display despite the warm weather. We were very disappointed.

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London, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

First off, let me say that I grew up with the Columbus Zoo and have been privileged enough to watch it grow and become a premier zoological park. The best times to visit are in the summer when all the attractions are open and again in the winter to see the thousands of lights that are hung all around the... More 

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