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Fort Fisher Aquarium ranked among world's best

Published: Aug. 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2014 at 9:04 PM EDT
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The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ranked number 17th in the country (Source: WECT)
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ranked number 17th in the country (Source: WECT)
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ranked 19th (Source: TripAdvisor)
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ranked 19th (Source: TripAdvisor)
Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach ranked 11th (Source: TripAdvisor.com)
Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach ranked 11th (Source: TripAdvisor.com)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Travelers across the world have ranked the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as one of the best.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ranked number 17th in the country, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ranked 19th and the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach ranked 11th according to TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor announced the best aquariums based on the reviews and opinions of the website's users. Travelers' Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers gathered over a 12-month period.

Top U.S. Aquariums

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
  2. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  4. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  5. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas
  6. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
  7. National Aquarium, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
  8. Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska
  9. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
  10. Mote Marine Aquarium, Sarasota,  Florida

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