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GA Aquarium makes list of top aquariums in the world

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TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, has announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice™ awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe.

In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

 "For those wanting to see the world's most wondrous creatures, TripAdvisor has named the Travelers' Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as chosen by the community of millions," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Travelers can enjoy a fun and educational experience at any of these popular award-winning attractions around the globe."

Travelers' Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top Aquariums - U.S.

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

2. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

3. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

4. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

5. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

 

Top Aquariums - World

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

2. Oceanario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

3. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

4. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

5. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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U.S. King of the Jungle for World Zoos and Aquariums Lists 

The U.S. leads the tally of world lists of zoos and aquariums, with nine of the top 25 zoos including the top two with the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska (#1) and the San Diego Zoo in California (#2). Ten of the top 25 world aquariums are in the U.S., including five of the top 10 with Monterey, California's Monterey Bay Aquarium topping the world list.

 

Southern States Lead the Pack on U.S. Zoos and Aquariums Lists

Nine of the top 25 U.S. zoos are located in the South, including four in Florida with Zoo Miami (#9) top from the Sunshine State. Thirteen of the top 25 U.S. aquariums are also seated in the South including the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (#2) and the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga (#3).

 

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to:

 

Top Zoos - U.S.

1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

3. St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri

4. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

5. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Top Zoos - World 

1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

3. Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

4. St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri

5. Singapore Zoo, Singapore

U.S. King of the Jungle for World Zoos and Aquariums Lists 

The U.S. leads the tally of world lists of zoos and aquariums, with nine of the top 25 zoos including the top two with the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska (#1) and the San Diego Zoo in California (#2). Ten of the top 25 world aquariums are in the U.S., including five of the top 10 with Monterey, California's Monterey Bay Aquarium topping the world list.

Southern States Lead the Pack on U.S. Zoos and Aquariums Lists

Nine of the top 25 U.S. zoos are located in the South, including four in Florida with Zoo Miami (#9) top from the Sunshine State. Thirteen of the top 25 U.S. aquariums are also seated in the South including the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (#2) and the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga (#3).

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cZoos  

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cAquariums

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to: www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.

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