UNDATED (TripAdvisor) -- 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.

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 5 U.S. Landmarks

  1. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  3. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  4. Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York City, New York
  5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Top 5 World Landmarks

  1. Machu Picchu,Machu Picchu, Peru
  2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  4. Petra World Heritage Site, Wadi Musa, Jordan
  5. Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Top 10 U.S. Parks

  1. Central Park, New York City, New York
  2. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  3. High Line, New York City, New York
  4. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
  5. Balboa Park, San Diego, California
  6. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
  7. Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia
  9. Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville, South Carolina
  10. Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri

Top 10 World Parks

  1. Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  2. Central Park, New York City, New York
  3. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  4. High Line, New York City, New York
  5. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
  6. Balboa Park, San Diego, California
  7. Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain
  8. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
  9. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
  10. Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Top 10 U.S. Museums

  1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  2. Frick Collection, New York City, New York
  3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
  5. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona
  6. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida
  7. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
  9. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
  10. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Top 10 U.S. Amusement & Water Parks

  1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida
  2. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
  3. Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida
  4. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
  5. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
  6. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
  7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  8. Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim, California
  9. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Florida
  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."

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