Best US family vacation destinations named

Top animal attractions, science museums and tourist towns
The best family-friendly attractions in the USA have been named in a survey that questioned 2,000 families across the country. Top animal attractions, science museums and tourist towns are featured in three separate lists.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was named the best animal attraction for the second year in row, while the famous Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History took top spot in the science category.
The south appears to rule the tourist town category, with Sanibel, Florida; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and Savannah, Georgia taking the top three spots.
Top 5 Animal Attractions
1. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (NE)
2. Saint Louis Zoo (MO)
3. Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA)
4. Georgia Aquarium (GA)
5. San Diego Zoo (CA)
Top 5 Science Museums
1. Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (DC)
2. Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (DC)
3. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (IN)
4. Cincinnati Museum Center/Museum of Natural History & Science (OH)
5. Center of Science and Industry (OH)
Top 5 Tourist Towns
1. Sanibel, FL
2. Gatlinburg, TN
3. Savannah, GA
4. St. Augustine, FL
5. Wisconsin Dells, WI
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[pictured: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium]