USS Arizona Memorial rated one of top 5 U.S. landmarks by travel site

(Via KHON)

Photo courtesy TripAdvisor
Photo courtesy TripAdvisor

This year’s Travelers’ Choice awards highlights more than 700 landmarks worldwide. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.The USS Arizona Memorial was rated one of the top five U.S. landmarks by those who use the travel site TripAdvisor.

The honor to the Hawaii war memorial comes at an awkward time, however, as it is currently closed to visitors due to damage to its loading dock. Officials said that, after repairs are completed, they hope the attraction will reopen on Thursday. 

Here’s the breakdown from TripAdvisor:

Top 5 U.S. Landmarks                                                 

  1. Alcatraz – San Francisco, California
  2. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California
  3. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool – Washington, D.C.
  4. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum – New York City, New York
  5. USS Arizona Memorial – Honolulu, Hawaii

 Top 5 World Landmarks          

  1. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  2. Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
  3. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
  4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  5. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain

For more information about the awards, click here.

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