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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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Very pretty...little cold but you warm up fast as you walk....Many monkey was adorable as we're the... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2015
Sue B
Duarte, United States
via mobile
Great place - but go in season

We went after great reviews from family. Only thing that wasn't great was that half the zoo was... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2015
Benjamin L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 December 2015 via mobile

Very pretty...little cold but you warm up fast as you walk....Many monkey was adorable as we're the Aussie huge bats. They really should adjust the price some many animals were sleeping..but I guess the upkeep of the is worth it

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

We went after great reviews from family. Only thing that wasn't great was that half the zoo was closed. But worse was that this wasn't made clear in any way until entering the zoo after paying. Amazing zoo and a water park for summer that...More

Thank Benjamin L
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I have lived in Columbus 25yrs and make it a point to visit zoos whenever I am in other cities & states. The Columbus Zoo is absolutely one of the premier zoos anywhere in the US. Be sure to have your walking shoes on -...More

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Visited thanksgiving weekend only to realize that much of the zoo was closed for the season. Even so, we spent five hours there and saw gorillas, koalas and elephants, all of which were active. The aquarium and mangrove exhibit was great and their reptile house...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Our family's favorite zoo!!! we used to travel from out of state just to come here but now that we live less than an hour we go much more often, its so much fun and great way to spend the day out with your family

Thank JessicaSheard
Reviewed 23 November 2015

My family loves going to the zoo. This is best one we have been to by far. Better than Bronx in New York. Some of the exhibits were closed because of the time of year, but didn't stop us from spending all day there. The...More

Thank jgrote15
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a a wonderful zoo. It is not too big, not too small. Most of the animals can been seen with no problem. We love the marine exhibit as well as the reptile house. In the winter the place is dressed up for the...More

Thank Charles1019
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We really enjoy going to the Columbus Zoo the staff and the animals are all amazing. The only downfall is the lack of organization for crowd control my daughter was so excited to pet a snake with its handler walking around however the lack of...More

Thank Strefz
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I know zoos are controversial to some, but The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is AZA accredited, and it shows. You can visit the AZA org website to find out more about what this means and why it's important. If you have an active membership to...More

1  Thank Ciel_M
Reviewed 16 November 2015

First off we went in November and knew some things we closed. The admission should be adjusted due to over 1/2 of exhibits are closed but it was not. Disney Park food prices were cheaper and better quality than what was offered there. I would...More

Thank Mikepatterson31
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Read about discount by using COTA bus that with transfer it cot only 3 dollars to get in zoo hAS ANYBODY DONE THIS? aND IT IS ONLY 10 DOLLARS TO GET IN ZOO AND ZOOBOWII PARK?
22 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
Looking to bring the kids to the zoo mid July. Any recommendations for hotels near by that have nicer rooms and a pool? Doesn't need to be the Ritz, just looking for a fun vacation.
13 June 2017|
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Response from LaurenMillard | Reviewed this property |
I recently stayed at the Cloverleaf Suites. It's the Columbus Zoo's top pick and it's about 5 minutes from the zoo. It's really nice! The rooms are like an apartment/condo. Living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. They do... More
price for seniors
26 May 2017|
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Response from Yolanda K | Reviewed this property |
Adult (ages 19-61)$14.00Child (ages 2-18)$10.00Seniors (ages 62+)$12.00Babies (age 1 and under)FREEZoo Members FREE