Thursday, July 16, 2015

Top Twenty-Five Aquariums

TripAdvisor recently released their 2015 Traverlers' Choice Lists.  One of the included categories is aquariums.  The Top 25 Us Aquariums are as follows:

1 - Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, Georgia)
2 - Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, California)
3 - Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
4 - Tennesse Aquarium (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
5 - Mote Marine Laboratory and Aqurium (Sarasota, Florida)
6 - Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, Illinois)
7 - National Aquarium, Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland)
8 - Dallas World Aquarium (Dallas Texas)
9 - Alaska SeaLife Center (Seward, Alaska)
10 - Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters (Marathon, Florida)
11 - Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, California)
12 - North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (Pine Knolls Shores, North Carolina)
13 - Maui Ocean Center (Wailuku, Hawaii)
14 - Florida Aquarium (Tampa, Florida)
15 - Oregon Coast Aquarium (Newport, Oregon)
16 - North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach, North Carolina)
17 - Birch Aquarium at Scripps (La Jolla California)
18 - Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Clearwater, Florida)
19 - North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (Manteo, North Carolina)
20 - The Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, Connecticut)
21 - Ocean World (Crescent City, California)
22 - Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
23 - New England Aquarium (Boston, Massachusetts)
24 - Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma, Washington)
25 - Ripley's Aquarium (Myrtle Beach,  South Carolina)

Do you agree with their list?  What aquarium would you like to see on their list next year?  Many of these aquariums also made their list for the Top 25 Aquariums in the World:
1 - Oceanarioa de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2 - Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, Georgia)
3 - Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, California)
4 - Oceanografic (Valencia, Spain)
5 - Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
6 - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (Toronto, Ontario)
7 - Aquaworld Aquarium & reptile Rescue Centre (Hersonissos, Greece)
8 - Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
9 - Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Motobu-cho, Japan)
10 - Vancouver Aquarium (Vancouver, British Columbia)
11 - Mundomar (Benidorm, Spain)
12 - S.E.A. Aquarium (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
13 - Genoa Aquarium (Genoa, Italy)
14 - Parque Explora (Medellin, Columbia)
15 - Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquaruim (Sarasota, Florida)
16 - Two Oceans Aquarium (Cape Town Central, South Africa)
17 - Aquario Vasco da Gama (Lisbon, Portugal)
18 - Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, Illinois)
19 - National Aquarium, Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland)
20 - Dallas World Aquarium (Dallas, Texas)
21 - Aquarium La Rochelle (La Rochelle, France)
22 - Voronezh Oceanarium (Voronezh, Russia)
23 - Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos (Heraklion, Greece)
24 - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
25 - Marine Habitat at Atlantis (Paradise Island, New Providence Island)

I know my bucket list just got a little longer with a few new destinations to travel too!


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