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“Excellent 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 October 30, 2013

This zoo is amazing. The animals look very well taken care of and their habitats are spacious and clean. Make sure you wear your sneakers because this zoo is very big and it is a lot of walking. I wish they had more indoor eating areas other than the food court because it is far from the entrance and it was chilly when we went. Very impressed and worth the drive back!

Thank libbygab
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was our first visit to this zoo. We have been to better and we have been to worse but overall pretty nice. It will be nicer when they get the new section opened next year. One tip, if you stay at a hotel in Columbus they sell discount tickets for the zoo.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went there for July 4 and as a disabled veteran I was given free admission as was my son. Special day where the Zoo recognizes veterans. This zoo had an amazing amount of animals and as hot as it was in July the usual "zoo smell" was unnoticeable. The staff was very polite and informative.

Thank Mountainlover1234
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is by far one of the best "gifts" we give our grandchildren. The yearly membership covers admission for 4 adults and children, parking, and a discount at the gift shop. The greatest feature is 2 adults are unnamed, so many guests can benefit from our investment. Our greatest thrill is when the grandchildren give us the guided tour of the facility. The polar bears and monkey habitat are 1st on the agenda. They even know the monkeys by name The special events during Halloween, Christmas, and much more make the zoo an event the entire family enjoys. They will soon be old enough to enjoy the free, overnight camping experiences for members. The new dinosaur exhibit is a "must see" for our grandson also. Oh, I forgot to mention this membership allows you discounted visits to other national zoos in US.

Thank PatHBlanchard
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Let me start off by saying I have been to many zoo's in many cities.

This Zoo is hand's down the best i've been to.

There are so many animals here, the zoo is easy to navigate. Park staff are extremely helpful and friendly. There is truly something for everyone here. The kids will love it. The parents will enjoy the simplicity of everything. Couples will enjoy the time away from the hustle and bustle. It's a major attraction worth visiting if you are in Columbus!

Thank Tcogswell
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