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“The Columbus zoo has a great selection of apes, aquarium, Big Cats and now the Polar Bear exhibit .”
Review of Columbus Zoo

Columbus Zoo
Ranked #1 of 19 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.
Pickerington, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Columbus zoo has a great selection of apes, aquarium, Big Cats and now the Polar Bear exhibit .”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great Family experience of all ages. I love the new Polar Bear Exhibit where you can watch them swimming from a lower level. In Dec there is Wild lights where the zoo is great and the millions of colored lights make it a fairy land. The Ape area is one of the best in the country. It's a great place to go for a day.. They have very nice play areas for children and a nice petting zoo area.
There is a nice food area with Wendy's so I don't have to pack a lunch.

Visited May 2013
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Worthington, Ohio
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15 reviews
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“Wonderful Zoo”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our family has been to the Columbus Zoo numerous times. There is always something new and exciting to see. The park is so clean and family friendly. The docents are helpful and informative. It is difficult to see the whole zoo in one day, so decide your preferences in advance. The Stingray Bay is an interesting fairly new exhibit as is the dinosaur exhibit. The gift shops are amazing. Walking the Columbus Zoo makes for a memorable day for couples or families.

Visited June 2013
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New Albany, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“There is a reason it is the #1 zoo in the country!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The zoo is divided by continents. The exhibits attempt to mimic a more realistic environment. Some are difficult to see in their habitats. It is very well set up and the animals look healthy!!! Great environment for families although somesituations are a little hard to explain to some age groups!

This is great for friends, families with small or larger kids, or any other person who likes and enjoys wild animals!! Some you can see up close and personal...

Visited January 2013
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Powell, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Our Columbus zoo is awesome”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Fun clean animals r happy kids love it educational love the variety!! Excels compared to other zoos!

Visited April 2013
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Powell, Ohio
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62 reviews
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“World class zoo!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We've been long time Powell residents and had been to the zoo many years ago with our now grown kids. We didn't visit again until we had out of town friends come to visit and had to come up with some places to visit. Due to reviews and many positive comments we decided to take them to the zoo. It was a perfect choice, no second thoughts about it. The zoo went through a lot of renovations, expansions, etc in the past few years, and the end result is a superb zoo, worthy of being a top class tourist attraction.

Visited August 2012
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