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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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Wild Lights is Amazing

Traveled from Cincinnati to Columbus just to go see the Wild Lights at the zoo. Excellent display... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
H9751ANjefft
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Loveland, United States
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Zoo Holiday Lights

Everything is top quality. There are log burning barrels (with protective fence around each... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
a1rjordan
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Columbus, Ohio
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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 22 December 2017 via mobile

Traveled from Cincinnati to Columbus just to go see the Wild Lights at the zoo. Excellent display of lights along with music. The zoo is laid out very nicely to make for an easy flow of travel through. Would love to come back during the...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Everything is top quality. There are log burning barrels (with protective fence around each) scattered throughout that provide a bit of warmth as you go. One bit of advice - go on a weeknight and be there around 4 or at the latest 5. Beyond...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

My husband and I have wanted to visit this zoo for years since it has such a great reputation. We were in town for a family function in December, and knew there wouldn't be as much to see or do during the day at the...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We went to the Zoo because I grew up watching Jack Hanna. Very nice trip. Stayed in Dublin, OH The exhibits and Zoo are very well maintained with the well being of the animals top priority.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a favorite place to take the grandchildren, close to home, with plenty of parking, good signage, and plenty of room. Plan to walk a lot. We especially like the African area where the giraffes, lions and cheetahs roam, but there is so much...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Columbus zoo on Saturday afternoon. Even though it was cold, we prepared by bundling up. Although not all of the exhibits are open in the winter, we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff are very friendly and eager to share...More

1  Thank Angellaura67
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This is a Great Zoo! The polar bears are so cool. I also enjoyed the reindeer put on a great show of locking horns and playing around with each other. The Wild Lights are so awesome you must see them in person. The aquarium is...More

1  Thank eobert
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Great experience even in the “off season”. We got there early afternoon...saw most of the animals and most were really active today. The only thing closed was the African section BUT we still saw elephants and lions in other areas. They close up the animals...More

1  Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Even though it was an “off season” visit it was still very very enjoyable! We stayed in the polar bear area for near an hour because they were all playing and having a great time! There was a staff member there and he just kept...More

1  Thank Sherry H
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

If you are ok with just a walk around the park, pretty holiday lights and a light show for $20, then you should be fine. Most of the zoo is closed for the season and most spaces with animals are closed by 4. So if...More

1  Thank Jademrgoes
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darkfalcon500
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.
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darkfalcon500
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
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