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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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Nice and peaceful

What a great place! Beautifully landscaped. You can follow the path to different exhibits and never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Engaging experience!

Ive always wanted to visit this zoo and it did not disappoint! I loved the whole African safari... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Louis Missouri
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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 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive always wanted to visit this zoo and it did not disappoint! I loved the whole African safari type of theme through out, very attractive and the zoo was very clean. I really enjoyed watching the cheetah run, it was so awesome to see this...More

Thank Hatshepsutt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely HUGE with many exhibits which are close together. Everything is divided between continents which is nice if you're looking for specific animals. We were there for 6 hours and still didn't see it all. Definitely worth the money and time.

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the bus here and got a coupon to get a discount on either the zoo or the water park! I chose the zoo as the COTA bus does NOt come that often! Got in for 3 bucks, what a bargain, as I did...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great zoological park with a well laid out path from one animal group to another. The staff is knowledgeable and courteous. Getting in and out was easy and put the topper on this visit. I have been to many zoos across the states and this...More

Thank Florian987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Columbus Zoo and we were so impressed! Everyone that worked at the zoo was friendly and helpful. We were asked multiple times if we needed help finding our way. Docents were eager to share information on the animals....More

Thank Joey R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to go to this zoo having grown up in Akron. To start, the exhibits seem to be organised in a hap hazard manner. It is an enormous zoo but seemed to lack anything special. As with all family places of interest refreshments...More

1  Thank Lovesgoodeat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can afford it take the twilight tour. It's so nice to ride around with a tour guide after hours to see things that you couldn't possibly see during operating hours.

Thank cleve608
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to many zoos so we have a good idea of what a good zoo is. On paper this is an excellent zoo, it has all the major animals and lots of them, not just one of each. I think the biggest issue...More

Thank G H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 11am on Saturday Morning. The parking lot was already pretty well full with us parking in the back of the parking lot. We had a 4 year old with us. We were able to see the aquarium, Australia, and ride the shuttle...More

Thank SCjevans
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Jen R
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Yes we fed the giraffes as part of a private fundraiser dinner in the Africa event center. It was a fabulous experience to be up close and personal with a giraffe and to see their black tongues. I would recommend this even... More
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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!