CT’s 2 aquariums ranked among top 25 in U.S.

Entrance to Mystic Aquarium (WTNH / Tina Detelj)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Where are the best zoos and aquariums in the United States? The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the best zoos and aquariums throughout the world and the U.S. based on millions of reviews and opinions by actual travelers. Mystic Aquarium was ranked no. 15, and Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, no. 21.

For more information, go here for zoos and here for aquariums.

Link: Gallery of the Top 5 U.S. aquariums and zoos

Top U.S. Zoos

  1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska
  2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
  3. 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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