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Sep 07, 2007 08:14 |  #1

Can you Ohio folks give me your opinions on the best Zoo.....we are taking a few days break and love Zoos. Looking for #1 between Columbus or Cincinatti.


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Sep 07, 2007 16:39 |  #2

I would have to say Columbus.




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Sep 07, 2007 19:26 |  #3

I have to go with Cincinnati.


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Sep 07, 2007 20:57 |  #4

Never saw the Columbus. I have visited Cinn. Very nice in 1995.
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Sep 09, 2007 13:48 as a reply to sam walker's post |  #5

thanks guys. Must say I'm amazed that there are only 3 Photographers in Ohio......you guys must be really busy !


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Sep 09, 2007 14:32 |  #6

Actually, there's 4 or more. :)

I just haven't visited the Columbus or the Cincinnatti zoos. I was at the Cleveland zoo several years ago, but not for photography.


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Sep 09, 2007 14:48 as a reply to Tom W's post |  #7

Thanks Tom....at least you are filling out the population camerawise.


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Sep 09, 2007 19:45 |  #8

Cincinnati Zoo's nice; I'm hoping to see Columbus' later this month.


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Sep 09, 2007 20:41 |  #9

I wasn't all that impressed with Cincinnati Zoo to be honest. Haven't been to Columbus as yet, but most folks reckon its better.


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Sep 10, 2007 15:55 as a reply to pumbaa's post |  #10

Well....Columbus it is. spending a couple days there so lets see what we get.


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Sep 13, 2007 01:13 |  #11

I've heard that the Columbus Zoo is pretty nice.......isn't Jack Hanna affiliated with it in some way??

Come visit the Cleveland Zoo, i think it's prett good......but then again, i've never been to another ;)

EDIT: i was curious so i looked it up, Jack Hanna is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo......whatever the heck that is.

Wow, i just realized that that had absolutely nothing to do with this thread.......lol sorry

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Oct 08, 2007 21:45 as a reply to jdmsds's post |  #12

Count me in..Ohio photog here..

I like columbus zoo and cleveland rocks!


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Oct 10, 2007 09:13 |  #13

Just got back from Columbus; the zoo's nice, but strikes me as better for seeing than for shooting on a lot of exhibits . . . lots of buffer zones so you're not right up against the fences, which makes them less evident to the eye but more problem to the camera.


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Oct 11, 2007 04:54 as a reply to Jon's post |  #14

Hey Jon.......that was our experience also. It is a very nice "park" but so many of the animals are almost obscured by fencing, netting and excessive foliage.

Meeting some Chicago POTN members at the Brookfield Zoo this weekend. Lets see how that one stacks up. So far, our Detroit facility is right up there.


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