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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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  • We went today and saw the baby manatee! The docent was extremely helpful and answers all our biome questions! They went out of the way to help us!! A+++ 
  • Zoo too large, worth a visit more than once to see all the attractions. Allow you to bring food (there are high prices). If you live in the city, worth paying the membership.
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  • I have been to a lot of zoos across the United States (and the world) and this one is still my favorite. It is well laid out, the animals seem better cared for than in most zoos, and the variety of an...  more »