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Zoombezi Bay

4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Not just for kids

This visit was long overdue... I have lived 3 miles from this attraction for 10 years and finally... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Columbus, Ohio

This was a day out to the zoo. The kids really love it. It was nice feeding the giraffes... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Jeff J
via mobile
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Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park that features a multi-level play structure, 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and more. Admission to Zoombezi Bay includes the Columbus Zoo and proceeds from the waterpark support the Zoo's operation and mission.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lazy river” (96 reviews)
“wave pool” (71 reviews)
“all ages” (31 reviews)
4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
+1 614-645-3550
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This visit was long overdue... I have lived 3 miles from this attraction for 10 years and finally made it to Zoombeezi Bay when my nieces and nephews were visiting. I had waited because we do not have young children at home, but once there,...More

Thank GlobalQuest
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This was a day out to the zoo. The kids really love it. It was nice feeding the giraffes. Everything is well maintained. The swim park was in maintenance so we couldn't go there. We sure will next time!

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Where to begin.....Tram out of service so we walked from the parking lot carrying all of our bags/cooler etc....through the zoo and all the way around to Zoombezi Bay. (If you've never been there it is a LONG walk) Then we proceeded to stand in...More

Thank shellbell616
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to cool off and enjoy family fun. There are several water slides and an adult lazy river as well as kids. Fun for teens and toddlers. The dedicated kids area is fun and safe with plenary of room for parents to play with...More

Thank 297jeniferv
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visit annually because it is a fun time. This year we did visit a bit later in the season and was disappointed that there were not enough lifeguards working for everything to be opened at the same time.

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times over the years. The youngest could only ride a few slides due to height restrictions. The wave pool was nice but really overcrowded. Some of the people there are rude and obnoxious which put a damper on the...More

Thank 318shaelan
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our group of 4 kids between the ages of 9 and 5 spent an entire day at Zoombezi Bay and had a blast! The older kids went on all the big slides while the not-adventurous 5 year old played in the lazy river, wave pool...More

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our trip to Zoombezi Bay was awesome. The staff were professional,friendly and helpful. The park was well maintained and very clean. It had plenty of exciting slides and the wave pool was great to relax.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I took my son and my 8-year-old grandson to Zoobezi Bay water park, attached to the Columbus Zoo, over the summer. It was a grand time for everyone. My grandson rode all of the slides for which he was big enough. He'll have to wait...More

Thank Deb r
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went with a 9 & 6 year old. I was unsure if they would like it at all but turns out they loved it!!! Favorite thing to do is the lazy river, but can get crowded & I didn't like having to stand &...More

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20 July 2016|
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Response from Carilovestotravel | Reviewed this property |
You can rent cabanas, not sure cost. No grilling. You can only bring a bottle of water and small snack into Zoombezi. There is an area between Zoombezi and the zoo entrance where you can park your coolers and there are... More
23 June 2016|
Response from ryanj0nes |