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Columbus Zoo

#1 of 19 things to do in Powell Features Animals
4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Really Great Zoo!

We stopped by the Columbus Zoo on our way from Hocking Hills to Akron. Planned to just scope it out... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2015
Florida City, Florida
Best zoo ever

We can't wait to go back. A wonderful zoo. The exhibits were large, so the animals had much more... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2015
Joellen M
Leetonia 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
+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed September 22, 2015

We stopped by the Columbus Zoo on our way from Hocking Hills to Akron. Planned to just scope it out but ended up spending 6 hours there. There is so much to see. The zoo is very well organized, easy to maneuver and very clean....More

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

We can't wait to go back. A wonderful zoo. The exhibits were large, so the animals had much more room than other zoos we have seen. Very educations, lots of information if going for an educational outing. It's a very large zoo and lots of...More

Thank Joellen M
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is one off the most awesome Zoos in the United States. Go on the Safari Tour is amazing. There are so many animals to see, you could spend two days at the zoo without seeming long enough.

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Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in with wife and daughter. Very nice zoo outside of town. Cold easily spend a full day without water park. Lots of food and rest rooms. We did behind scenes giraffe tour. Well worry the 20 bucks each. Easy parking and easy to find....More

Thank scottJ181
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This zoo is amazing. They did a great job on the African Safari part. It is just incredible! There are so many activities to do when you are here. There is cute new Moose that was born in May that is there too. Easy to...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed September 16, 2015

I could write a book on the Columbus Zoo. It is a must visit for us at least every season. Today we went and enjoyed the Australian and Island exhibits. We take pictures every time we go and enjoy the wonderful and informative exhibits. My...More

1  Thank teriangeletti
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Have been to zoos before. There were a lot of exhibits. Would have been nice to see Jack Hanna there. All of the animals were taking naps when we went so there was nothing going on. Kinda boring, but that's nature! Parking was adequate. But...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We visited the zoo as part of an event that started at the "Heart of Africa" exibit. That portion of the zoo is outstanding and we really enjoyed it. The rest of the zoo was nice, but I don't think it compares to the Pittsburgh...More

Thank atyger7
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Everytime we go we see something different. We are members. Honestly if your paying for 3 or 4 people to go your better off buying a membership for 99.00. Even if you only go back 2 times you have earned your money back. Their membership...More

1  Thank Angie O
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The Columbus Zoo has long been rated as one of the best in America, and year by year, it keeps getting better. Don't be surprised to find some zoo personal scattered around the campus with animals in hand to touch and get to know first...More

1  Thank billbabbitt
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August 13, 2017|
Response from JGlenn44 | Reviewed this property |
They have a huge parking lot where an rv should have no problem day parking. But to my knowledge (and I have been over the whole lot) there are no evidence specific areas. Out near the edges should be no problem. But no... More
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Response from bree s | Reviewed this property |
just a heads up, if you go with someone who has the yearly pass, parking is free.
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Response from Sightsee_Eat | Reviewed this property |
I stood at the entrance to the tall deck where the giraffes come up and saw very clearly people feeding them, their very long tongues wrapping around the leaves. Viicarious enjoyment for free!