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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 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 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. Plan to visit Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during your Powell vacation using our convenient Powell travel itinerary maker.
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  • I typically do not like zoos ..lot of walking and not a big fan of trying to locate an animal behind glass. We were talked into going and WOW, best zoo I have ever been to. I can see what all the fuss...  more »
  • The Columbus Zoo is really the perfect thing to do when you're spending any length of time with young children that needs to be filled, or you just have some free time and don't have the cash on hand ...  more »
  • Can't say enough about the zoo. Very friendly staff. Wonderful exhibits. Animals appear to be treated very well. Get there early. Gets busy quickly.  more »