Explore Midwest Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
Ohio: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
One of the country's prettiest zoos boasts 85 acres of flower-fringed exhibits. More than 500 animals live here, but it's the gorgeous landscaping -- especially during spring tulip season -- that makes the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden a pleasure for adults as well as children. Take a stroll around the picturesque Swan Lake, and hop on a train to get a good overall picture of the beautiful landscape. The Duke Energy Go Green Garden offers great lessons about green energy -- and has a cool mosaic made from trash.