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“Awesome Zoo!!”
Review of Columbus Zoo

Columbus Zoo
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Powell
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This zoo is wonderful! The animals, displays, landscaping, people (very knowledgeable volunteers to inform about the animals!!), and the vendors are all wonderful! The events held by/at the zoo and the activities provided (pony, train, and boat rides, etc.) help to make this one of the very best zoos! Kids and adults love this place! My Mother loves to visit for her birthday each year - this is her choice of 'treats'! Highly recommend it to everyone - regardless of age!

Thank Lorral_26
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Columbus has the best Zoo in the country we feel. They keep it up great and the animals are well cared for.. Don't miss the animal show when it is going on since they use so many different animals and dogs and cats from local shelters. Great idea!!!

Thank smjwild
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Columbus Zoo just keeps getting better and better. They added polar bears last year. They're adding an African section next year. The grounds are well kept, the animals are in their natural settings, and the shows are fun.

Thank JR M
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I'm an animal lover and am extremely proud of the Columbus Zoo. Not only is it great to see the animals in enclosures more like their real environment, but they have outstanding events: Boo at the Zoo, Wildlights, Concerts, etc.

Thank Barbara J
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a last at the Columbus Zoo. The animals are so well cared for and very diverse. The enclosures are quite large and the whole Zoo was clean and spacious. We would definitely go back...especially to see some of the exhibits that were not open since it's early in th season.

Thank BFLP
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