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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: +1 614 645 3550
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from...

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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Best Zoo Ever

This zoo Is By far the Best zoo that I have been to in the US! I love how big the zoo is. On the outside it may look small but once inside its like a never ending park. The best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This zoo Is By far the Best zoo that I have been to in the US! I love how big the zoo is. On the outside it may look small but once inside its like a never ending park. The best part about the zoo is the fact that the animals are broken off, within the park, based on the... More 

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Radnor, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have a Zoo membership and make it a second home for myself and 2 children. There is so much to see and do to keep any age child entertained. The new Africa exhibit is a must. My daughter loved feeding the giraffes. Food is mediocre and expensive. I recommend packing a lunch and eating at the many picnic tables... More 

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Thank Gina K
Powell, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great zoo. Jack Hanna has done an amazing job here. The animals appear well cared for. During my last visit I got to the the brand new baby monkey. It was so adorable and the mama monkey was loving. One of my favorite places to visit there is the aquarium. My grandchildren, my children and I never... More 

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Thank Mary B
new york
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103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the zoo on a whim while on a road trip. We thoroughly enjoyed this very large zoo and will be coming back soon! The African Safari exhibit is amazing. Make this the first stop when you arrive. Grab the tram that takes you right there and spend time here. Not only are the animals up close and... More 

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Thank mysterie91
Columbus, Ohio
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Columbus zoo, a great experience for young and old .The new Africa area is much improved over past lion exibibits. Plenty of places to eat including a food court. Parking is extra..$8 dollars. Zoo entrance fees vary...age and day of week effects so check. Credit cards are accepted. Wear comfortable shoes are a must.

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Thank gardener46
Minford, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family absolutely loves the Columbus Zoo. We go several times a year and it is a favorite for the whole family, from our four year old all the way up to my husband and me.

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Thank jciec
Columbus, OH
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm local, and we visit the zoo all the time. It has an excellent assortment of animals and habitats. It's getting larger every year, but is still easily manageable in 3/4 of a day, and walkable for most. Highlights include the Africa area, which uses state of the art enclosures to make it appear that all the animals -- predators... More 

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Thank Chris G
Staten Island
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than half of the featured animals and many exhibits are closed for the winter. But they charge half-price and you get to go around very quickly.

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Thank Nick P
Powell, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth it to get the season pass if you think you'll be going at least twice in one year. (Think, once in the summer, once for Christmas lights) Most people will go at least that much if they live local. You need at least two days to experience everything a this zoo. Unlike most similar venues, you can... More 

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Thank ahurd1
West Virginia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kid-friendly environment, active animals, concessions, playgrounds, waterpark, wonderful layout, wild lights show is outstanding, aquarium, easy access from main roads, train ride, camel rides, too much to list....

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