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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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THE BEST ZOO IN AMERICA!!!

We have been to zoos all over the world, but The Absolute BEST ZOO we have been to in America has... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2016
ploofy
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Los Angeles, California
Great zoo

This was such a nice zoo. I loved seeing all the different animals they had. This is for sure one... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2016
Wendy M
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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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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Reviewed February 20, 2016

We have been to zoos all over the world, but The Absolute BEST ZOO we have been to in America has been this zoo! We have not been to ALL of the zoos in America, but we have been to A Lot Of Them! This...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This was such a nice zoo. I loved seeing all the different animals they had. This is for sure one of the best zoos I have ever been to. I am so glad I got go with my family. I also got to see Christmas...More

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Gotta love the zoo! We used to come more frequently when the kids were little but now it's more for zoombezi and events. Saw a wedding taking place at the water's edge and it was beautiful. The workers there are really nice and helpful too!dont...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

No other zoo can compare! Great children's activities, amazing animals, incredible staff, many food options, year round activities, season pass is the best value around

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Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

I really truly enjoyed our trip here we had a blast so much to do! My kids loved it!! Only thing I would change is the price and parking.

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Reviewed February 9, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

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...More

Thank Gina K
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Reviewed February 6, 2016

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...More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2016 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...More

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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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Ivy R
April 28, 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
Try to call a Kroger in Columbus, Ohio to see if they have it. Veterans, military, and senior discount also have a good deal. Also AAA if you have it. I do not recall any major exhibits closed.
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