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Columbus Zoo

#1 of 19 things to do in Powell Features Animals
4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Pleasantly surprised

Took the grandkids (and one of their friends) for a weekend. Did the zoo on Saturday and the water... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dan H
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Akron, Ohio, United States
Lovely and fun visit!

Beautiful zoo! Very clean and pleasant to walk through. We were there for about 4 hours and only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Holly D
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the grandkids (and one of their friends) for a weekend. Did the zoo on Saturday and the water park on Sunday. I was impressed with the zoo, didn't get to see it all but made it through the Africa section. I thought it was...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful zoo! Very clean and pleasant to walk through. We were there for about 4 hours and only saw the Africa and Asia exhibits as well as Jack's Landing where we had a fun and very friendly encounter with some playful stingrays. It is lovely...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a warmer winter day, seeing the holiday wildlights is worth the trip. Although crowds can be large, it's amazining to see all the lighted trees and bushes over the holidays.

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just in town for a couple of days. Our choice was go on a hot day or don't go. We went and a lot of the animals were sleeping trying to stay cool. We still had a great time.I'd probably try to go on a...More

Thank bsbs333
Reviewed 4 days ago

We purchased a one day senior ticket on line for $13 each, we also purchased parking for $10. We had trouble printing the tickets so I did a copy of the 3 Bar-codes on my phone. I then used the Screen shots to enter, no...More

Thank Lou F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very good zoo to visit with lots of different animals. Have some reindeers too. Can easily spend 2-3 hours.

Thank Renny J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a zoo it is a great Zoo. There is not much to the aquarium. The Zoo keeper talks were really interesting and we loved the cheetah run. Lots of walking but what a great experience learning about the conservatory efforts for cheetahs, gorillas, elephants,...More

Thank LizzySmurf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the zoo. I got to feed Giraffes, and I was so excited to see a Koala. The Polar Bears were awesome. Lots of walking, but well worth it.

Thank hummie416
Reviewed 1 week ago

Water bottle refill by the Carousel and also by the entrance on the left just past the Marketplace. Great place to walk in clean surroundings with SO many animals to see. Much to learn about each plus conservation. Truly we can be proud of this...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place! Beautifully landscaped. You can follow the path to different exhibits and never repeat the view. Soft jazz was playing on the loud speakers. Animals were lounging on this summer day. Was able to practice taking photos with my new camera and...More

Thank Candyssisterinlaw
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Jschi3
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe that they do. Best to call Kroger and get full info. Have fun!
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12 July 2017|
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Response from vrz | Reviewed this property |
This has been answered. But you need to know it's worth Every PENNY YOU PAY to visit this zoo!
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glf1952
21 June 2017|
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Response from reviewerforhire | Reviewed this property |
To clarify/correct Yolanda....you cannot get the discounted admission by riding any COTA Bus. There is actually a COTA bus called the Zoo Bus. If you ride that to Zoo/Zoombezi Bay than the driver will give you a voucher that... More
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