4.5 based on 2 reviews
Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Course. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; annually contributing $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.
We went during this past week and despite the closures in two areas it still took 4 hours to completely go through the zoo. We went around slowly and stopped in parts but overall went from exhibit to exhibit. Despite the seasonal closures, still most of the animals were on display, the only exceptions being two animals we could tell in the Islands section and the savana/cheetahs in the Africa section. The kangeroos were able to be seen but the walkabout was closed. Still, with the day, the animals were very active and in the indoor enclosures were very close to you. It is easy to follow the maps and the variety in animals and exhibits was terrific.
4.5 based on 129 reviews
When we visited Ballantrae Park, we were wondering why we bothered to stop. From a distance you can see the whimsical sculpture of three dancing rabbits just fine without walking up to see them.
However, when we scaled the small hill to get up close to the rabbits, we found that they were very different up-close. The sculptors included many different items in the sculpture and we had fun trying to find some of the items they had hidden in there including keys, a hammer, a teddy bear and many other items that are fun to find. We spent about 20 minutes looking at the three rabbits to find what items were hidden in their construction when you looked closely.
It was a fun place to visit - on a better weather day it would be a great place to bring children, but this was a drizzly day and the park was fairly empty.
5 based on 76 reviews
Anyone who visits me is soon taken here to the park for a brisk walk. It's a several hundred acre oasis in the city. Just off of Rt23 and 750, it spans all the way down to the Olentangy river which forms its Western border. The park is a year round attraction with long walking trails, play areas for kids, picnic spots and more. In the winter, there is even a sledding area set up when snow permits. The visitor center near the entrance has some well set up exhibits about the park and the habitat it represents in Ohio. As with the many other metro parks dotting the city, this one is a treasure. Visit often and leave without a trace. Did I mention bike and pet trails?
4 based on 328 reviews
Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park that features a multi-level play structure, 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and more. Admission to Zoombezi Bay includes the Columbus Zoo and proceeds from the waterpark support the Zoo's operation and mission.
Where to begin.....Tram out of service so we walked from the parking lot carrying all of our bags/cooler etc....through the zoo and all the way around to Zoombezi Bay. (If you've never been there it is a LONG walk) Then we proceeded to stand in line for 25 minutes in 90 degree weather to get into Zoombezi Bay. You have to leave your cooler outside the gates btw so every time you want a snack or drink you must walk all the way back out and then all the way back to wherever you are sitting. Once in the gates it's yet another walk to wherever you want to sit. We got there early so we did score chairs...come late and you won't be that lucky. My son is about an inch too short to ride the big slides so we planned on spending the day at Baboon Lagoon which is the kid play area. This area is really neat with a lot to do. Unfortunately half of the slides and some of the play areas were closed! According to the Lifeguard they did not have enough staff to open all the attractions. I think this should be disclosed before people pay full price to get in!! Because half of the activities were closed the lines for the ones open were astronomical! Complete chaos as people were shoving, stomping on feet and running into each other trying to navigate through the throngs of people. After the third time of my son crying because he was pushed down and stepped on we decided to take a break and hit the lazy river. Welcome to The Hunger Games people....the lazy river is basically a free for all where you have to fight for a tube. Hundreds of people all trying to get a tube with no employees over seeing anything. No one making sure people form a line, get tubes in order, nothing. A lot of people resort to walking the lazy river which is what we did after trying to get a tube for over 20 minutes. We exited at the wave pool which we loved! My son had a great time there. The bottom is rough so be careful of little ones getting knocked down. After making our way back to our seating area we were hungry and too tired to walk all the way back to our cooler so we decided to grab food at the snack stand. We were advised it would be a 45 minute wait for a sandwich!!! They were out of all the fast serve food like pretzels, cookies etc...and any food they did have would take 45 minutes. We ended up getting drinks only and leaving early because we were starving! Could have been a really fun day but unfortunately the terrible service ruined it.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
Just moved to Dublin. Wanted to explore and this place was very peaceful. Highly recommend to anyone that visits Dublin. It's right near the highway but it's tucked in that you never know this beautiful place even exists?
4 based on 84 reviews
This is one of those attractions you might ignore, but you'd be missing out if you did. It didn't take long (although families with kids might also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while there) and it was definitely a topic of conversation when we got home. Would have loved to had some time to go down to the bottom of the hill under the watchful gaze of Leatherlips and sit by the river, but sadly we were pressed for time. Area is very nice and well kept and a great place to spend some quality time.
4 based on 28 reviews
Even though there is a sign along the street, the winery is actually behind the building hidden from the street. But the servers were friendly and wine was good, especially the Moscoto. The winery is located in a quaint little village with a good atmosphere.
3.5 based on 300 reviews
Drive by it every day I’m here for business. Truth told I know nothing about it and wouldn’t waste my time even trying to find out. It’s situated in what seems to be the front lawn of a building and the corn looks like headstones in a cemetery. Disnt even know they were ears of corn until someone told me. Just completely odd and out of place where it’s situated
4.5 based on 35 reviews
Tuttle Crossing Mall had a wide variety of stores to choose from. It met the needs of our entire family! Friendly staff at every store we entered. Clean facilities!! ??
4.5 based on 835 reviews
This stadium houses around 105 000 people for American football matches at a college level. Unfortunately we visited Columbus outside of football season, but the whole town is mad about the sport and you could still sense the support for their local team. Please contact the stadium management if you wish to conduct a tour of the facility as it did not appear to be open for ad-hoc visits when I was there on a weekday.
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