COLUMBUS ZOO & AQUARIUM

COLUMBUS ZOO & AQUARIUM

4850 W. Powell Road, Powell 43065

1-800-MONKEYS, colszoo.org

This year, the great new innovation at the Zoo is the Heart of Africa exhibit. This 43-acre sub-Saharan savanna opened on May 22 and people are still flocking to experience the camel rides, cheetah runs, giraffe feedings and mischievous vervet monkeys.

RUNNERS-UP for Place to Bring Out-of-Town Visitors: Easton Town Center, Uptown Westerville

HONORABLE MENTION: COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, North Market, Short North