For the fifth time in six years and by three separate groups, the Memphis Zoo has been named as the one of the top in the country and in the world. According to TripAdvisor, the Zoo is ranked 6th in the country and 15th in the world. Rankings are based on traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors.
In 2008 and 2012, TripAdvisor recognized the Memphis Zoo among the top five zoos in the country. In 2009, the Memphis Zoo was rated the top zoo in the country in a national survey by Morey Associates. USA Today’s Reader’s Choice awards recently named the Memphis Zoo among the top five zoos in the nation.
Memphis Zoo president Chuck Brady,
“To be named among the top zoos, not only in the U.S. but also in the world, is truly a proud moment for our Zoo and our city. The Memphis Zoo has so much to offer to our community and our visitors, and we couldn’t be more excited to be recognized in this way both nationally and internationally,”
Other Zoos to Grace the Top-Ten List in the U.S. (according to TripAdvisor)
1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska
2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
3. St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri
4. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, Califronia
5. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Spring, 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. Forth Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas