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Columbus Zoo

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Tremendous Zoo!!

One of the best zoos that I have been to! make sure you visit the bear pavilion. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Timoteo M
Great place to spend a few hours

Spent the morning at the zoo, its a great place to see lots of animals and the staff was really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nathan c
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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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...more
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best zoos that I have been to! make sure you visit the bear pavilion. Absolutely incredible!! you get a real feel for how big they are!!!

Thank Timoteo M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent the morning at the zoo, its a great place to see lots of animals and the staff was really friendly. Spoke to a lady for about 10 mins about one animal could tell they really like the animals. Spent around 4 hours there that...More

Thank nathan c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great place. Full of friendly employees that are willing to explain or answer your questions. Jack Hannah wasn’t there today so we didn’t get to see the legend. The zoo is pretty close to the Amish community and they frequent the zoo so...More

Thank Matty C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve lived here all my life. Have seen major changes st the zoo. One of the best in the country. Polar Bear and giraffe exhibits are something to see. Not to mention our manatee exhibit. Always changing and adding new things. A family fun day...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch the tv show about this place, so decided to go to the zoo while traveling by. Well apparently most of the interactive exhibits with animals are closed during the week. Before I gave them my $55, They should of posted that. 50% of the...More

Thank Unlucky-itseemz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four hours of walking and never got to Africa during the day but in addition to Zoo visiting, the nighttime had us at a dinner event for Muskingum University where we could celebrate Jack, the famous graduate of Muskingum and feed the Giraffes and watch...More

Thank Travelwaves
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have visited many zoos around the world and have never witnessed such unique animal experiences all in one place as we did at the Columbus Zoo! We were amazed with how interactive you could be with many of the animals. What’s...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great zoo with a lot of thought put into the layout. While this review may seem a little on the negative side, please don't view the zoo that way. I am only listing the few minor things that bugged me, the rest...More

Thank dms5413
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day here. Our local zoo is a reciprocal member here so we got half off our tickets. It is pretty large so definitely plan on at least half a day. The food we ate was underwhelming. There are several animal sculptures...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo with our 4 year old, specifically to enjoy a day a Jungle Jack’s Landing. Despite the extreme heat, we enjoyed ourselves. I would advise parents to check the listings of closed rides before buying a wrist band, as the value of...More

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30 July 2018|
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Response from aberfitchgr534 | Reviewed this property |
One day is plenty but plan on being there all day
Steve R
3 July 2018|
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Response from frank g | Reviewed this property |
call them and find out. I don't know
Steve R
3 July 2018|
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Response from CGS2012 | Reviewed this property |
Yes just see member services when you visit and make sure you have your card. If you don’t have your affiliate zoo card, they’ll make one curtesy call to your home zoo.