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TRIPADVISOR’S CALL OF THE WILD: TOP 10 U.S. AQUARIUMS AND ZOOS

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NEWTON, Mass. – August 7, 2008 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel community, today announced the top 10 aquariums and zoos in the U.S., according to traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors.

Top 10 U.S. Aquariums
1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
3. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
4. Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5. Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon
6. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas
7. National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa
8. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
9. Downtown Aquarium, Denver, Colorado
10. Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida

Top 10 U.S. Zoos
1. Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee
2. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona
3. St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri
4. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska
5. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
6. San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, Escondido, California
7. Miami Metrozoo, Miami, Florida
8. Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana
9. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington
10. Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, Florida

“These aquariums and zoos offer wonderful learning experiences about animals and their habitats, and truly let travelers take a walk on the wild side,” said Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor.

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