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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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Huge Zoo

We visited this zoo about 5 years ago and was not impressed but decided to give it another try for... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
Akron, Ohio
via mobile

Though, my visit to the Columbus zoo was fun, I was very disappointed by the fact that the had NO... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Creeper B
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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 18 June 2016 via mobile

We visited this zoo about 5 years ago and was not impressed but decided to give it another try for our son's 4th birthday and did not regret it this time. After our two hour drive there, we were ready to check out some animals!...More

1  Thank crazypelo77
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Though, my visit to the Columbus zoo was fun, I was very disappointed by the fact that the had NO SLOTHS! Why not have a sloth? Sloths are very cute, everyone loves them, and I feel like much more people would visit the zoo if...More

Thank Creeper B
Columbus_Zoo, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review. You're correct, we do not have a sloth exhibit. However, we do have a sloth named Sid at our Animal Encounters Village! This area is open daily during the peak summer season (May 28-Aug. 21, 2016). The animals...More

Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My family joined up with my brother and his family for a morning visit and had a great time. There is so much to see and be aware that if you can only spend a few hours there, you need to prioritize as you will...More

1  Thank aatbender
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I must confess, being from NE Indiana, I am spoiled by a first class Children's Zoo in Fort Wayne. We took a young grandchild to Columbus Zoo. It is huge! There are basically 3 areas to visit within the zoo-Africa, Asia and Australia & Islands....More

1  Thank B K
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We made a weekend roadtrip to visit Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay and it was incredible! Heart of Africa was amazing, and watching the cheetahs run was a highlight of our trip. Nora the baby polar bear is too adorable! Every section of the zoo...More

3  Thank mandimcm
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife has wanted to visit this zoo from the moment she found out that Jack Hanna is associated with it. The layout of the zoo was poor, a lot of dead ends and back tracking. The parts of the zoo that have been updated...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Our work had family day here sat and it was great besides the heat!! They had employees walking around with mist machines which I thought was cool and everyone was very helpful! The zoo seemed very clean and the bathrooms were clean also They have...More

Thank Williamhorn20
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent day with the family! Had several scattered showers but we had ice cream and waited it out. The animals were more active after the rain storm and saw many things not seen before! Lesson learned... Rain can make the zoo visit more entertaining!!!

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The Zoo is very family friends, and there are plenty of animals on display. The staff does a great job of interacting with the public, and have always been friendly.

Thank 631X
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Spent the entire day here. Our hosts had an annual family pass, which is the way to go if you live nearby. The place is huge, and there are plenty of things to see and do. They have several play areas for the kids, too....More

Thank mikeinflorida1507
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14 August 2017|
Response from JGlenn44 | Reviewed this property |
They have a huge parking lot where an rv should have no problem day parking. But to my knowledge (and I have been over the whole lot) there are no evidence specific areas. Out near the edges should be no problem. But no... More
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Response from bree s | Reviewed this property |
just a heads up, if you go with someone who has the yearly pass, parking is free.
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Response from Sightsee_Eat | Reviewed this property |
I stood at the entrance to the tall deck where the giraffes come up and saw very clearly people feeding them, their very long tongues wrapping around the leaves. Viicarious enjoyment for free!