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TripAdvisor Presents Travelers' Choice Attractions

Machu Picchu and Bellagio Fountains Named Top Landmarks in World and U.S., According to Millions of TripAdvisor Travelers

NEWTON, Mass., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice Attractions awards based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. In its inaugural year, the awards honor 1,263 of the world's top landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks.

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Winners are found in 39 countries around the world including regional lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States.

The Travelers' Choice Attractions awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews of attractions, featured on TripAdvisor, in each of the categories.

Top 10 U.S. Landmarks

Top 10 World Landmarks

1. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, Nevada 

1. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

2. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

3. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii

3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

4. Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York City, New York

4. Petra World Heritage Site, Wadi Musa, Jordan

5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

5. Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

6. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Georgia

6. Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba, Spain

7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.

7. Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

8. Broadway, New York City, New York

8. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Italy

9. Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois

9. Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

10. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C.

10. Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny), Krakow, Poland


Top 10 U.S. Parks

Top 10 World Parks

1. Central Park, New York City, New York

1. Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2. Central Park, New York City, New York

3. High Line, New York City, New York

3. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

4. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

4. High Line, New York City, New York

5. Balboa Park, San Diego, California

5. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

6. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

6. Balboa Park, San Diego, California

7. Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

7. Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain

8. Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia

8. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

9. Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville, South Carolina

9. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

10. Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri

10. Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore


Top 10 U.S. Museums

Top 10 U.S. Amusement & Water Parks

1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida

2. Frick Collection, New York City, New York

2. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

3. Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

4. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California

5. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona

5. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

6. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida

6. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida

7. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida

8. National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

8. Disney California Adventure Park , Anaheim, California

9. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

9. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Florida

10. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois

10. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

"To inspire travelers setting out on summer trips, TripAdvisor has named the top attractions across the globe based on the valuable feedback from millions worldwide," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Honoring more than 1,200 winners, these remarkable sights offer enriching and entertaining experiences for travelers of all ages."

For the complete list of 2013 Travelers' Choice Attractions winners, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

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