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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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Great Zoo!

This is a Great Zoo! The polar bears are so cool. I also enjoyed the reindeer put on a great show... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Must Go at least once but if your lucky you will go several times....

Great experience even in the “off season”. We got there early afternoon...saw most of the animals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dawn C
Fenton, Michigan
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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 yesterday 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

Thank eobert
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jademrgoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Light were very nice. The weather was great. Most of the Animals go to bed early but there are camel rides, train rides, merry go round lots of fun the light shows are great.

Thank Kevsgang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the zoo lights. Lots of lights and fun time. If you want to see some animals I would suggest getting there in the late afternoon as you can't see many when it gets dark. But the lights are a nice treat! Fun...More

Thank annabW3432JC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo was already the best around and then they added the great African Experience. It's an amazing transformation from Ohio to Africa. The wild-lights are nice around Christmas and highly recommended.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime we go we never get through the whole zoo, it's just too big and it has so many exhibits. The zoo is always clean and is well organized.

Thank travelingenigma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to visiting this zoo since we are great Jack Hannah fans. We visited in October during the week so crowds were small. Weather wasn't that great. Was a little disappointed because we had to pay full price and some of the animals...More

Thank Fnpfritz123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo is by far our favorite zoo. We have visited many but the cleanliness and cheerful atmosphere at Columbus take the cake. We have purchased season passes for the past 2 years and will be lifetime members I'm certain. The children learn very...More

Thank Jamie M
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26 November 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
Do see the Columbus Zoo after 5 PM until January 1st 2018, you will certainly appreciate Wildlights the best in the Midwest. The display and entertainment are fantastic especially Santa and Elves. Of course Frosty the... More
22 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
22 November 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday or Wednesday.