Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum finalist for national award - Tucson News Now

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum finalist for national award

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson is garnering national recognition again.

The 98-acre facility is one of 20 finalists for the USA Today Readers' Choice Best Zoo award.

You can help the Desert Museum by voting HERE. You are allowed vote once per day until 10 a.m. on March 27. USA Today said the 10 winners will be announced March 31.

USA Today wrote the following about the Desert Museum.

"The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson blends elements of a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, museum and aquarium into a seamless and unparalleled look at the region’s wildlife. Animals displayed along 2 miles of trails are integrated impeccably into the vast landscapes. Observing coyotes, peccaries, mountain lions and bobcats in their naturalistic enclosures is as close as most visitors will come to seeing them in the wild."

As of Thursday, March 2, the Desert Museum was third on the leader board, behind the St. Louis Zoo and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, NE.

The Phoenix Zoo is also a finalists and is currently 12th in the voting.

TripAdvisor has rated the Desert Museum the top attraction in Tucson and one of the top museums in the country.

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