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Columbus Zoo, Powell
(4.4/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Chosen for the best zoo in the United States in 2009 by USA Travel Guide, Columbus Zoo 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. Plan to visit Columbus Zoo during your Powell vacation using our convenient Powell travel itinerary maker.
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  • I highly recommend going to see the animals and lights here in the winter. They have such a cool set up. Get there early. We got there at 1:30 and there was literally about 75 visitors so you got to s...  more »
  • Very fun great selection of animals and fish the gift shop is vey fun to buy stuff or look around the polar bear exhibit is great and on the wall it has the heights of some bear's has some restaurant'...  more »
  • Beautiful Christmas lighting show. Loved the scattered warming stations; especially once they got them burning. Saw a few animals, but no good photo ops.