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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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Best Zoo In The Country

Jungle Jack Hanna has made this the best zoo in the country. Lots of activities for families... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dan c
Columbus, Ohio
Cross Country family trip

The Columbus Zoo was the first of many stops we made in the summer of 2017. My daughter took me... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeanie G
Boston, Massachusetts
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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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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jungle Jack Hanna has made this the best zoo in the country. Lots of activities for families. Great efforts to preserve the world's wildlife.

Thank dan c
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Columbus Zoo was the first of many stops we made in the summer of 2017. My daughter took me there for my birthday. Let me just say....you need maybe 3 days to discover this whole zoo. It was amazing. It is a dream of...More

Thank Jeanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Columbus Zoo is a must see. The animals and the exhibits are wonderful as well as all the staff you will encounter. The areas in and around this zoo are very well maintained and a pleasure to stroll through. The variety of animals and...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best attraction hands down in Columbus!!! This zoo is incredible!! We never tire of the zoo. I love visiting in all seasons. We love watching the polar bear babies grow, especially Amelia Gray, Nora, Nunek and Neva!

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Columbus Zoo is a great place to go to see a wide variety of animals and attractions. One such attraction during the Christmas Holiday season is WildLights. What a fun combination of lights, sights,sounds and hot cocoa. There were some exhibits open as well....More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Took my sister who visited from OR. She loved the Christmas lights, the aquarium, and the primates. Great way to get your steps in and wish peace to all God's creatures.

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Wild Lights on Thursday between Christmas & New Years in 2017. Lights were really good. Not many animals to be seen. It was flippin COLD!!! The choreographed lights & Music show around the water in the middle of the entrance of the...More

Thank JubileeJerry
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Every year the Winter Wildlights gets better and better. The light show on Tyne lake sweet to music was especially amazing this year. The whole zoo is decorated with lights and there are enough indoor displays to get out of the cold now and then....More

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Came into town just to go to the zoo lights. We love the Columbus zoo and thought the lights would be fun to see. The place was literally a zoo. People everywhere. A few animals were out and about to see. The lights were ok....More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Christmas is not complete without a trip to Wildlights in Columbus, but the key is going early enough to avoid traffic and leaving early enough to avoid the crowds.

Thank Jim K
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25 November 2017|
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Response from Jaimee J | Reviewed this property |
Although the Cincinnati Zoo is a great experience, the Columbus Zoo has more up close opportunities with the animals.
21 November 2017|
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Response from jamielmurdoch | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website, look at their calendar of events. I went during a week starting from Tuesday through Friday. I tried to pick a date where there wasn't some big event at the zoo or school field trips. Tuesday and... More
21 November 2017|
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