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Columbus Zoo

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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Zoo lights

The Columbus Zoo is just magical during the Christmas Season. If you go in the afternoon you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue F
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ohio
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Zoofarie fun

Attended the annual Zoofarie event - I hadn’t been to this event in years. It was so much fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol K
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Powell, Ohio
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Course. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; annually contributing $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
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+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo is just magical during the Christmas Season. If you go in the afternoon you can see animals that are hard to see at after dark, then enjoy the lights in the evening. You can keep warm by visiting burning barrels, hot cocoa...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended the annual Zoofarie event - I hadn’t been to this event in years. It was so much fun - great food samples and music! Looking forward to next year.

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best zoos I have ever been to. They really cater to the visitors and give you a very interactive experience. The enclosures are a great size for the animals and still give you up close and personal viewing. The walkways...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second visit with my grànddaughter, even though we live several hundred miles away. We enjoy the zoo so much, that we've become members

1  Thank ryrowe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the best zoo I've visited. Incredible exhibits - massive park, couple spend multiple days wandering around. Kids had a wonderful time - world class zoo

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great zoo, even if a portion of it is under construction currently. We arrived in the morning, right around open on a Saturday, and spent our entire day here visiting both the zoo and Zoombezi bay. The kids we came with had a...More

1  Thank FourLugHero
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been about 29 years since our last visit. I have to say this is the best I have been to. Very clean and helpful staff. Very good price we only paid around 40 for both of us

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 3 grandchilldren for a day trip and we had a blast. We really only had time to visit Africa and Australia and that was awesome. Kids went to JungleJacks landing and it was a small park but they had fun. It was actually...More

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is amazing! There are tons of animals organized by continent of origin. It's impressive how much space each exhibit gets. The African savannah is literally an open plain where the animals can wander all over...and it's in the middle of Ohio. The zoo...More

1  Thank Nate C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter attended Zoo camp when she was a little girl, now our granddaughter enjoys the Columbus Zoo. We even rode rides at Zoombezi Bay. I enjoyed the water park, floating on a raft and sitting poolside while the girls where swimming. One ride, however...More

Thank Mag M
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Nicole E
May 29, 2018|
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Response from alesserdo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you could go in to the animal health center but maybe i'm wrong.Good Question.
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Jennifer H
May 15, 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it.
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Sharon H
May 10, 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
Try during the week. They do have school groups but not as crowded.
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