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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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Great family day

Very nice, well maintained zoo. Large variety of animals and nice information offered by each enclosure. There were lots of very nice playground areas throughout the zoo. The zoo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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central PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice, well maintained zoo. Large variety of animals and nice information offered by each enclosure. There were lots of very nice playground areas throughout the zoo. The zoo is quite large and requires lots of walking. I think I would have enjoyed the zoo much more in the Spring or Fall when it isn't so hot. In the areas... More 

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Belmont, West Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We just took our kids there over the weekend for the day. We had an awesome time and enjoyed it. I recommend that you go early and if you plan on trying to do the water park and zoo in one day you might want to reconsider. Make it two days. Just so much to see and do at the... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

it's clean and super friendly. Easy to walk and see everything there is to see. bring the family or your special someone and have a great day just outside the city.

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Monrovia, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The zoo is very clean and very interesting. They did not exploit the animal but instead educated the public on animal/planet conservation. We were very impressed!

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Mount Vernon
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This zoo is huge clean and easy to navigate. There are so many animals and exhibits to take in that it can be tough to do all in one day, especially if it is a hot humid day. Our kids ( 9 and 11) have enjoyed this zoo for years and it's still one of their (and our) favorite places... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband took me to this zoo, and he came along letting me have my fun. Because the zoo is so big, I chose the areas I wanted to visit first based on the animals I wanted to see; the zoo map lists all the animals and in what area you can find them. We found the zoo easy to... More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We always injoy the Columbus zoo. Our 2 year old goes nuts over the zoo. We injoy it so much we decided to become members. You have to eat at the restaurant in Africa. Best food here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This zoo is one of the best zoos that I've ever been to, and my family and I go to at least three zoos per vacation, so it means a lot to us! The exhibits were amazing! They were just huge, and there were tons of unique exhibits. The wetlands exhibits comes to mind, as the beaver, river otter and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do! The gorillas were awesome and the African section was absolutely fantastic. Many giraffes to hand feed and they have a cheeta run that's really cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was a fabulous zoo! It's big and has lots of animals! I really enjoyed it and would definitely go back again!

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Additional Information about Columbus Zoo

Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: 614-645-3550
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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