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The Travel Awards rely on real families from across the country to recognize the nation's best kid-friendly locations and vacation spots. U.S. family travel destinations were ranked in a variety of categories.
The full list of categories in this year's FamilyFun Travel Awards includes:
-national parks and preserves
-zoos and aquariums
FamilyFun surveyed real families traveling with kids ages 3 to 12. More than 2,000 respondents in four regions – West, Midwest, South, and Northeast – were asked to rate more than 400 vacation spots in the six categories. For voting purposes, respondents provided feedback solely on regions in which they live.
The Toledo Zoo earned double national honors: #2 among zoos and aquariums and #8 overall.
"I'm honored that so many FamilyFun readers rate the Toledo Zoo as a top choice," said Jeff Sailer, the zoo's executive director. "We are grateful for our visitors' support and for Lucas County voters' longtime levy support, which make this possible."
Sailer says this emphasizes how important the local zoo is.
"It's just amazing. There's over 200 zoos in the country and for the Toledo Zoo to be the #2 institution is just out of this world," said Sailer. "A lot of people don't realize that this zoo is internationally renowned, and an award like this just goes back to validate that we are one of the top institutions that a city could have."
To view all the FamilyFun Travel Awards winners, check out the April issue of FamilyFun magazine in print or on the iPad, or visit its website.
The Toledo Zoo is a family favorite destination for weekends, spring breaks and any day.