Ohio is home to the world's best amusement parks. Cedar Point and other great amusement parks like Paramount's Kings Island are all a quick trip away from Columbus. Don't forget the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and its neighboring water park, Zoombezi Bay are all housed right here in Columbus. Columbus also hosts a wide range of summer festivals and events like the Jazz & Rib Fest, the Greater Columbus Arts Festival, the Ohio State Fair, Memorial Golf Tournament, Oktoberfest, Red, White & Boom, a host of international and ethnic heritage festivals and much more! Columbus also has many other unique attractions; including a wide range of gardens and outdoor markets. Visit the Franklin Park Conservatory - home to a 28-acre botanical garden as well as orchid and bonsai gardens and traveling exhibitions of art and sculpture. The North Market is a historic market for fresh, local produce, baked goods and a variety of ethnic and speciality foods, flowers, crafts and more. The 13-acre Park of Roses is one of the nation's largest rose gardens with over 350 varieties. Columbus is also home to a number of outstanding Metro Parks with facilities including golf courses, picnic areas, tennis courts, swimming pools, hiking/biking and walking trails and much, much more.