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Columbus Zoo

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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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It's all happening at the Zoo!!!

Wow! We live between Cleveland and Akron (Ohio), and have visited both cities zoos this year. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Macedonia, Ohio
One of the best zoos we've been to

My husband and I visited this zoo for the first time and both agree it was worth the trip. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth G
Clawson, Michigan
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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 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We live between Cleveland and Akron (Ohio), and have visited both cities zoos this year. But for my birthday, my wife got us tickets to the Columbus Zoo, primarily because we've heard such good things about it. Last week, Tuesday 10/26, we took a...More

Thank greyhnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this zoo for the first time and both agree it was worth the trip. We enjoyed the Africa area and all the space they had for the animals. It was nice to see the zebras running and playing, instead of...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go often and always have a good time. I highly recommend buying a family membership if you live within an hour ftom the zoo. We do this and take advantage of special events, like boo at the zoo, zoo lights and spring events. The...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Columbus Zoo is AMAZING. If you have never gone or it has been a while, then get in the car and GO!!! I love all of the special events and how they also offer specials Just For Members. I will have to say that...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to complain about this zoo. The African plains are particularly impressive. We also appreciated that the animals seem content and well treated. As older folks we found the walking to be daunting. Some areas had few animals and non zoo attractions galore which really...More

Thank OldOldBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to visit this zoo. My husband and I like it a lot more than Pittsburgh zoo. A nicer layout of the animals. Not crowded when we have been there. Cashier trys to get you a discount by asking you questions...More

Thank sunnyand79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my soon to be 2 year old to the zoo for the first time and we loved it. She especially liked the petting zoo and the train ride. There is so much to see that we went back a 2nd day. I think...More

Thank jlcadkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the zoo for Jack Hanna's Fall Fest. While there we went on the Sunrise on the Savanna tour which takes place before the zoo opens to the public. Eating breakfast overlooking the lions, as the sun rises was an amazing experience. We also...More

Thank DogLoverToo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight is always the Monkey House at this zoo! They will make you laugh and like to put on a show.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the whole family. Took 2 year old twins and they had a blast - as did we! Great time of year to go as the crowds are small so there’s easy access to all the exhibits. Nice play areas for the...More

Thank Brian C
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13 August 2017|
Response from JGlenn44 | Reviewed this property |
They have a huge parking lot where an rv should have no problem day parking. But to my knowledge (and I have been over the whole lot) there are no evidence specific areas. Out near the edges should be no problem. But no... More
Carol S
10 August 2017|
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Response from bree s | Reviewed this property |
just a heads up, if you go with someone who has the yearly pass, parking is free.
Jen R
23 July 2017|
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Response from Sightsee_Eat | Reviewed this property |
I stood at the entrance to the tall deck where the giraffes come up and saw very clearly people feeding them, their very long tongues wrapping around the leaves. Viicarious enjoyment for free!