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Columbus Zoo

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Address: 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
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+1 614-645-3550
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10:00 - 16:00
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from...

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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We visited the zoo during a nice day during winter admission. Prices were cheaper during the winter although some exhibits were closed. We enjoyed the park. It is a big facility... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
summere626
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Centerville, Ohio
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am glad it was half off admission this weekend or I would not have been happy. With many of the exhibits closed, it was just okay. We were really sad to see the children's play area (slides, climbing, etc) was closed for the season - when the temperatures were in the mid 60's. We went to the food court... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo during a nice day during winter admission. Prices were cheaper during the winter although some exhibits were closed. We enjoyed the park. It is a big facility with lots of animals to see. I feel that it could be laid out a little more organized as I was unsure as to whether I had missed anything... More 

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Thank summere626
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a zoo membership so we go often and sometimes even just go for an hour or two. Great place to walk and see the wonderful animal exhibits. With as much as it costs for parking ($10) and admission ($15 for adults) I definitely recommend the membership.

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Thank Jeremy B
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of Columbus's primere attractions. Lots to do and see! Make sure you check out new additions when you go.

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Thank Stephen B
Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing zoo. I've been a Columbus Zoo member for years. Every visit is fun and exciting. Animals are active. During the Christmas holiday season the light displays are great - literally millions of lights.

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Thank Cheri1781
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have such an amazing zoo right around the corner. They keep improving the exhibits and we have a blast every time we go!

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Thank Carrie G
Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have held a family membership for the past few years and our kids never get tired of going! Great place to visit no matter what your age.

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Thank jreedersbs
Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember when I was very young seeing Animals coupled up in cages at my Zoo but those days are long gone as the Columbus Zoo has built habitats as close to nature as possible for their animals. Their African Savannah is home to herd or zebra, giraffes, Thompson gazelles, ostriches & assorted birds. The lion pride is adjacent but... More 

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Thank Andrea L
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had a corporate function at the Columbus Zoo. They handled it very well and we had exclusive use of the aquarium where we could touch various sea creatures. The meal and facilities were great.

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United States
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697 reviews
504 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went to the zoo specifically to see Wild Lights. It had been snowing and, by the time we got there, the snow had turned to rain. Even despite the weather, the lights were beautiful.

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