Springfield, Mo. - (1/5/17)
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has received more national recognition.
In front of hundreds in attendance the conservation attraction was announced as "America's Number One Best New Attraction". The contest was held by USA Today as part of their reader's choice 10BEST.
“We are honored that Wonders of Wildlife has been voted America’s Number One Best New Attraction,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, noted conservationist and visionary behind Wonders of Wildlife. “This recognition is a tribute to hunters, anglers and conservationists everywhere whose significant contributions have been protecting our nation’s fish and wildlife for generations. We are deeply grateful to all of the remarkably talented artists, craftsmen and women, leading conservation organizations, biologists and other supporters who contributed to the creation of this facility, and to each and every person that voted – thank you!”
Wonder's of Wildlife beat out nine others for the title including Morgan's Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, Elvis Presley's Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee and the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
According to contest officials Wonders of Wildlife received more votes than any other nominee in any category the publication held in 2017.