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Courtyard Columbus Dublin

5175 Post Road · Dublin, Ohio 43017 USA

Explore The Columbus Zoo

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Ready for an authentic look at downtown Dublin? Then book a room at Courtyard Columbus Dublin. Our hotel puts you right in the thick of the city's most popular entertainment venues and attractions.

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Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The Zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 650 species from around the globe. Watch a polar bear swim above your head, meet the world famous gorilla family, say "G-Day" to the koalas, ponder the giant pachyderms and be amazed by the manatees. The newest region at the Zoo connects you to wildlife with a variety of diverse species. Explore Jack Hanna's Animal Encounters Village, a one-of-a-kind indoor-outdoor habitat designed for human-wildlife interactions. This area is ever-changing and houses up to 50 species.

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Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo has so much to offer including tons of unique tours and behind the scenes experiences to get up close with animals while learning more about different species. Get a behind the scenes Marina Sea Lion Tour, take a personalized after-hours Twilight Tour or even help bathe an Elephant in an Elephant Bath Experience. Click below to see a list of tours and experiences and how to book yours.

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Zoombezi Bay

Zoombezi Bay, a 22.7 acre water park operated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is a summer destination designed for all age groups. The park's attractions include the newly renovated SoundSurfer, the first waterslide in the country to incorporate light and audio effects, and Baboon Lagoon, an imaginative, multi-level play structure with a 1,000-gallon bucket dump. Zoombezi Bay also features 17 state-of-the-art water slides, wave and kiddie pools, action and lazy rivers, private cabanas, and more.

Admission to Zoombezi Bay includes the Columbus Zoo on the same day, and proceeds from the water park support the Zoo's operation and mission. Please visit for more information.

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The Wilds

Looking for something interesting to do this Spring and Summer? Explore The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, with nearly 10,000 acres of open range habitat for rare and endangered species. Go on a Wilds Tour via open air safari, horseback, and more! They have plenty of adventures and even some free activities to enjoy.

The Wilds is home to more than 30 rare and endangered species from around the globe. The animals are provided wide, open pastures to roam, coexist and amaze guests. Over the past few months, The Wilds has welcomed five Sichuan takin kids, three white rhinoceros calves, nine Père David's deer fawns, and three scimitar-horned oryx calves. These offspring are as exciting for conservationists as they are adorable for all animal lovers.

Take a tour through open range animal areas to see giraffe, rhinos, camel, bison, zebras, cheetahs, and many other animals roaming around, while you learn about conservation efforts of the Wilds. There is a Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center, as well as a Wilds Gift Market, Overlook Cafe, Butterfly Habitat, and Birding Station.

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Safari Golf Club

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium owns and operates Safari Golf Club, an 18-hole, 140-acre, mature course located adjacent to the Zoo. World Famous Golf Course Architect Michael Hurdzan completed construction on FIVE NEW HOLES at Safari Golf Club. Benefits of our new renovations: Golf course balance (par 36-36 on both sides). New yardage will play over 6850 yards from championship tees. We have reduced distance from greens to next tees which will improve pace of play by 30 minutes per round. In addition to our new holes all of the cart paths at Safari are now paved!

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What's Happening at the Zoo?

Before you arrive at the Zoo, plan your day by knowing the many special animal experiences available throughout the park.

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