FFawards_Top10AnimalAttractionsCINCINNATI, OH (March 19, 2015) FamilyFun magazine announced its third annual Travel Awards today in the magazine’s April issue. The winning destinations represent the best family-friendly vacation spots in the U.S. as chosen by 2,000 families from across the country. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was listed as a Top Ten Winner in the Animal Attractions category! Other winners include big names like the San Diego Zoo, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens.

Award categories consisted of animal attractions, state parks, science museums, and more, providing families with recommendations covering a wide variety of locations and interests. The magazine’s April issue features the full list of winners along with the Top 10 overall winners that received the highest scores across all categories.

The Top 10 Animal Attractions: Zoos, aquariums, and wild animal theme parks

  1. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, NE
  2. Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
  3. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
  4. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA
  5. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
  6. Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA
  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  8. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  9. Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, FL
  10. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, SC

“The Travel Awards are such a unique program because we rely on real families to vote on their favorite destinations—from awe-inspiring science museums to charming American towns with rich history and culture,” said Ann Hallock, Editor-in-chief of FamilyFun magazine. “The winners in each category represent places where families have formed lasting memories, and offer adventures for all types of interests, for animal lovers to history and science buffs.”

Reaching an audience of more than 4.6 million, FamilyFun magazine gives parents ideas and inspiration needed to create unforgettable family moments. Part of Meredith Corporation’s Parents Network of brands, FamilyFun is a trusted expert on family cooking, vacations, celebrations, play, creative projects, and learning — the full spectrum of fun that enriches the precious time families share.

­This well-rounded list of winners helps families find new adventures, from exciting animal attractions to hands-on science museums. There’s no better time to visit the Zoo than right now! Come to the Zoo in 2015 and experience all that is new. From lion cubs to painted dog pups and meerkats you’re sure to find something the whole family can enjoy! Plus, new memberships are 10% off in March!