(CBS4) – USA Today is considering when we can all travel again, but it wants help deciding where we need to go. A panel of experts selected 20 nominees from a number of categories, and Colorado has a number of attractions in the spotlight. You can vote once a day, every day until the end of the contest. Be sure to check the category closing day, as they have different dates for ending voting and announcing the winners.
Children’s Museum Category: Denver Children’s Museum on the Marisco Campus
Indoors or outdoors, this museum will challenge children of all ages to stretch their minds and bodies, encouraging them to explore, imagine, investigate and create. In addition, there is a chance to climb and even come out as a firefighter. Vote here.
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History museum Category: Molly Brown House Museum
Denver socialite Margaret “Molly” Brown left her mark on the city, earning her name of “Unsinkable” Molly Brown when she survived the sinking of the Titanic. Historic Denver saved its home from demolition in 1970 and is now a place to learn about its legacy of activism and philanthropy. The museum offers a number of special programs and teas throughout the year. Vote here.
New museum Category: United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum
Here’s proof that Colorado Springs is truly Olympic City USA – they’ve opened a new museum in the midst of a pandemic. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum honors the athletes and ideals of the Games. It has 12 interactive galleries and is one of the most accessible museums. The designers worked with American athletes to ensure visitors had a true Olympic experience. Vote here.
Science museum Category: Denver Nature and Science Museum
From prehistoric travel to the newly revamped space odyssey, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science takes us through the ages, learning about Egyptian mummies and the latest genetic research. The museum is home to a large number of fossils found not only in Colorado, but from around the world with a large number of ongoing research projects. CBS4 is proud to partner with DMNS for the annual Girls & Science program, an innovative ‘career fair’ designed to educate young students about unexpected careers in STEAM fields. Vote here.
Wildlife / Safari Park Category: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Located in Divide, the center strives to educate us all about the importance of wolves, coyotes and foxes to the entire North American ecosystem. It is one of the few sanctuaries in the United States certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The center goes beyond education by participating in the Species Survival Program for Mexican Gray Wolves and Swift Foxes. Vote here.
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Zoo Category: Denver Zoo
Nestled in the heart of City Park, the Denver Zoo is a great city break, offering interaction with animals. This includes the new Stingray Cove where you can meet four species of marine life in a landscape inspired by the Baja California peninsula. You will also have the chance to interact with the giraffes as well as a number of other educational programs. Vote here.
Zoo Category: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo literally sits on the side of a mountain in Colorado Springs with 170 species from around the world. It has the largest herd of zoo giraffes in the world and these animals expect fresh lettuce from visitors. Or hang out with the wallabies in the Australia Walkabout. Vote here.
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Zoo exhibit category: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: Rocky Mountain Wild
This is a 3 acre exhibit in the zoo that truly creates a slice of Colorado with moose roaming around their own little lake as well as mountain lions, grizzly bears, Canada lynx and even otters. river playing in a waterfall. Vote here.
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Zoo exhibit category: Denver Zoo
In Denver, Predator Ridge receives kudos for its practice of rotating animals through multiple habitats. This means that you might have a different experience with African lions, hyenas, and wild dogs every time you go to the zoo. This means an important simulation for these animals. Vote here.