From endangered gorillas of the African forest to hopping Australian kangaroos and even pachyderms basking in the sun of their Himalayan home, the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium takes you and your guests on a worldwide tour through the farthest reaches of the animal kingdom.

4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, 1-800-MONKEYS, colszoo.org

From endangered gorillas of the African forest to hopping Australian kangaroos and even pachyderms basking in the sun of their Himalayan home, the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium takes you and your guests on a worldwide tour through the farthest reaches of the animal kingdom.

Go ape over the animals, monkey around on the multiple playgrounds, swing by the rides of Jungle Jack's Landing, or stomp over to the Tide Pool Touch Tank, Reptile Keeper Lab or other hands-on experiences.

In the colder months, don't let your warm-bloodedness stop you from experiencing Wildlights
featuring 2 million twinkling lights, ice skating, carriage rides and so much more that your guests are sure to have a roarin' good time.

Runners-up: Columbus Clippers' games at Huntington Park, COSI