2 zoos in Colorado named among best in U.S.; recognized by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards

DENVER - Two zoo's in Colorado made the top 10 in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards for best zoos and aquariums around the country.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs was ranked No. 5, and the Denver Zoo took the No. 7 spot of top zoos based on millions of reviews and opinions by actual travelers. 

The choice for best zoo in the U.S. was awarded to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by the San Diego Zoo in Southern California, which took second place. Both were also named the top two zoos in the world out of 275 winners recognized from Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

See the list of top U.S. winners below:

Top U.S. Zoos

  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
  6. Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee
  7. Denver Zoo, Denver, Colorado
  8. Riverbanks Zoos and Botanical Garden, Columbia, South Carolina
  9. Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida
  10. Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas


Top U.S. Aquariums

  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
  6. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
  7. National Aquarium, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
  8. Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska
  9. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
  10. Mote Marine Aquarium, Sarasota, Florida


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