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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Powell

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Chosen for the best zoo in the United States in 2009 by USA Travel Guide, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts over 2.3 million visitors per year, and cares for more than 9,000 animals. For 15 years, it had been managed by Jack Hanna, the famous American zookeeper and TV personality. The zoo is divided into regions, where it houses animals from North America, the Polar Frontier, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It has aquariums, forests, and open plains. Take one of the tours to see what the zookeepers do, or hop on a train and ride around "North America". If you are interested in amusement rides, make sure to check it with the zoo about what is open on the day of your visit. Using our online itinerary creator, Powell attractions like Columbus Zoo and Aquarium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My wife and I visited the zoo recently for the first time in a huge number of years. It was great. They have a huge variety of interesting animals held in very designed exhibits. There are six...  more »
  • We are zoo members and visit frequently even though we live a few hours away. We missed the zoo during the COVID shutdown and were so happy to be able to visit again. As always, the zoo makes for....  more »
  • This is a wonderful zoo. The amusement park is fun, and the zoo itself is awesome. Spring for the Zoo it All package its so worth it. With that you get to ride all the rides, do unlimited pony rides and camel rides, visit dinosaur island which is a cool ride in itself, and visit the small aquarium they have there. Its a really cool experience. We made several awesome memories there.
  • Best zoo around. The animals are very well cared for, get plenty of enrichment so they aren't bored. If only all zoos could be this good. Consession choices are pretty decent, there are even stops that have decent beer (domestics AND some craft offerings). Gift shops are plentiful. The whole place is pretty clean. Overall great!

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