The Columbus Zoo is a great place to enjoy a fun family outing when visiting Columbus, OH, and our hotel near Columbus Zoo makes it easy to discover all the exciting attractions it has to offer! Located just 6 miles away, start your day at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center and simply take the OH-750 W to this fun-filled destination.
Opened in 1927 with a small collection of animals, the zoo began to expand and in 1956, Colo the Gorilla, the first gorilla born in human care, was brought to the zoo and the media followed. In 1978, Jack Hanna became the Zoo Director and single-handedly revitalized the park. He hosted a local television program, appeared on Good Morning America and became a recurring visitor on David Letterman’s the Late Show.
Today, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is bustling with hundreds of exciting and diverse animals from all over the world. Easily discover all of the fascinating creatures at the zoo when you stay at our hotel close to Columbus Zoo!