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Columbus Zoo, Powell

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#2 of 306 in Parks in Ohio
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Powell attractions like Columbus Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Columbus Zoo is a must see. The animals and the exhibits are wonderful as well as all the staff you will encounter. The areas in and around this zoo are very well maintained and a pleasure to stro...  more »
  • Best attraction hands down in Columbus!!! This zoo is incredible!! We never tire of the zoo. I love visiting in all seasons. We love watching the polar bear babies grow, especially Amelia Gray, Nora, ...  more »
  • The Columbus Zoo is a great place to go to see a wide variety of animals and attractions. One such attraction during the Christmas Holiday season is WildLights. What a fun combination of lights, sight...  more »
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