You can pretty much count on it: Most of any city's residents haven't been to that city's main tourist attractions. New Yorkers don't often plan outings to see the Statue of Liberty, and no Chicagoans visit the Sears Tower (although they all swear allegiance to the old name).

You can pretty much count on it: Most of any city's residents haven't been to that city's main tourist attractions. New Yorkers don't often plan outings to see the Statue of Liberty, and no Chicagoans visit the Sears Tower (although they all swear allegiance to the old name).

Have you taken advantage of Columbus' offerings? This week, the city is giving you the incentive to finally check out the Santa Maria or Shadowbox Live.

From Friday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 11, many of the city's museums, performance venues and other tourist spots are offering half-price admission, so you can visit COSI, the Columbus Zoo or, heck, even the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

If photo ops aren't your kind of thing, opt for a meal out at a great local restaurant. Fifty of the area's best eateries will be offering a 25 percent discount.