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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Always something to see or do. The train ride is entertaining. The petting zoo is thrilling. Pony rides are not expensi.

Always something to see or do! The train ride provides a break. Pony rides and petting zoo are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DebiAngel
5 star zoo

Fantastic zoo. Really excellent development of the grounds. Plenty of animals to see. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elliot111
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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...more
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always something to see or do! The train ride provides a break. Pony rides and petting zoo are located close to each other so children enjoy the experience without getting tired. There are plenty of places to eat, and take breaks. It’s just so clean,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to go here, since we haven’t been in a zoo for many years and since we read so many good reviews about this one. However the trip made us emotional. The animals had tiny spaces and seemed depressed. They were either sleeping...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic zoo. Really excellent development of the grounds. Plenty of animals to see. Great facilities. Excellent train ride around the zoo. Zoombezi Bay is fun too.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The start off the price is only $14 for adults. $10 to park. This is the zoo that Jack Hanna works out of. They don't promote it too much there's not a lot of signage or anything like that alluring to the fact. It's a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This probably is the best zoo I've visited so far, in every aspect: layout, location, staff and the number and diversity of the animals. All of them seem to have enough room at least to be comfortable, and they're well cared for. There are so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our entire family loved the Columbus Zoo ! It was extremely clean and quite large. Plan on most of the day at least.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PDFP
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Decided to take our 3 year old granddaughter out for the afternoon and it was super. Little chilly but it is February and some exhibits are closed but the cost is cheaper. The little tot had fun and that's what mattered the most.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

I really liked the lights that went through the zoo, they were festive and entertaining. It was really great that they had Rudolph there to meet the children, my son was really interested in him. It's just a shame that most of the animals can't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We recently moved back to the Columbus area, and one of the first things we did was to buy our Columbus Zoo season passes! We have taken our grandkids there several times this summer, along with taking them to see the Christmas lights! The Zoo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry B
Reviewed February 4, 2019

In the winter a lot of the park is closed but if you want to spend a couple hours just roaming, it is a great zoo. If it has snowed, make sure you have shoes with good traction. I slipped once - sad face. Well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Rosalie M
November 24, 2018|
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Response from juliebY4632SQ | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Your best bet is to contact the zoo.
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Rosalie M
November 24, 2018|
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Response from nathans1234 | Reviewed this property |
When we went I saw around 20/25 but they may be more in the back.
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October 21, 2018|
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Response from lynnc156 | Reviewed this property |
We went tonight and I highly recommend going in at 4pm or earlier to avoid crowds and long lines. Santa opens in North America at 5pm. The lights start around 4/4:30 with the shows. Wear lots of warm clothing as it gets... More
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