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From the Best Museums to the Top Theme Parks, FamilyFun Announces Winners of Annual Travel Awards

Disney's Magic Kingdom takes #1 overall spot; Educational museums and historical sites among family favorites

­NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyFun magazine announced today the winners of the 2014 FamilyFun Travel Awards, an annual search for the best kid-friendly locations and vacation spots as chosen by real families from across the country. For the second year in a row, U.S. family travel destinations were ranked in a variety of categories, including kid-friendly cities, zoos and aquariums, and theme parks. All of the winners will be featured in the April issue of FamilyFun, including the top 12 overall winners, which represent the highest-scoring destinations from each category.

FamilyFun Magazine Announces 2014 Travel Awards Winners

"This year's travel award winners offer worlds of discovery and adventure for families across the map," said Ann Hallock, Editor-in-chief, FamilyFun magazine. "Family vacations are all about having fun, and while many of the families in our survey seek that out through attractions like theme parks and zoos, it's clear that families are also looking for learning and outdoor experiences."

Orlando, Florida, swept this year's family travel destinations, with Disney's Magic Kingdom Park, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and the City of Orlando taking the top three overall spots. The Strong Museum, located in Rochester, New York, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in South Dakota, round out the top five Travel Awards winners of 2014. Museums, historic sites, and national parks and preserves also had a strong presence in the awards, with the top five in each category listed below:

Top 5 Family Museums

  1. The Strong Museum (NY)
  2. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL)
  3. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (IN)
  4. American Museum of Natural History (NY)
  5. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (DC)

Top 5 Historic Sites

  1. Mount Rushmore National Memorial (SD)
  2. National Mall and Memorial Parks (DC)
  3. The White House (DC)
  4. Lincoln Home National Historic Site (IL)
  5. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (includes Pearl Harbor Visitors' Center and 8 other sites in 3 states) (HI, AK, CA)

Top 5 National Parks and Preserves

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC, TN)
  2. Yellowstone National Park (WY, MT, ID)
  3. Mammoth Cave National Park (KY)
  4. Yosemite National Park (CA)
  5. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (MN)

Additional categories include kid-friendly cities, zoos and aquariums, and theme parks. To view the full list of FamilyFun Travel Awards winners for 2014, check out the April issue of FamilyFun magazine in print or on the iPad, or visit familyfunmag.com.

To learn more about FamilyFun, visit facebook.com/familyfun, pinterest.com/familyfunmag, or follow @FamilyFun on Twitter.

FamilyFun Travel Awards Survey Methodology
FamilyFun surveyed real families traveling with kids ages 3 to 12. Over 2,000 respondents in four regions – West, Midwest, South, and Northeast – were asked to rate more than 400 vacation spots in the six categories. For voting purposes, respondents provided feedback solely on regions in which they live.

About FamilyFun Magazine
Reaching an audience of more than 4 million, FamilyFun magazine gives parents ideas and inspiration needed to create unforgettable family moments. Part of Meredith Corporation's Parents Network of brands, FamilyFun is a trusted expert on family cooking, vacations, celebrations, play, creative projects, and learning — the full spectrum of fun that enriches the precious time families share. Written for parents with children 3 to 12, FamilyFun is unique in the marketplace, delivering real ideas for — and from — real families.

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