If you're ever in the Columbus area, you have to go to the zoo! It is the best zoo I've ever been to, except possibly San Diego's. In winter, it is amazing! They have the Wildlights going on, so at night there are millions of lights all over the trees and exhibits. They also have ice skating, Santa Claus, and the year-round carousel rides. The animals are in very natural looking habitats and are all arranged according to where they live in the wild - Congo area, Asia Quest, North Amrerica, etc. My favorite are the great apes and the Bonobos in the Congo. My daughter LOVES the petting zoo!