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The study ranks Chicago among the top 10 in America


CHICAGO — One of the favorite places for visitors to the Windy City is Millennium Park, according to a recent survey.

Directory of family destinations recently conducted a study of the best tourist destinations in the United States, and Chicago’s Millennium Park made the top ten.

The popular Loop destination tied for eighth on the list with Epcot Center at Walt Disney World.

To find the best travel destinations, Family Destinations Guide compiled the 50 most visited places in the country and compared how many people gave the highest score on Tripadvisor.

As for Millennium Park, 71% of visitors gave it an “excellent” rating when they made their way through the park, earning it a high spot on the list. According to the study, the park receives an average of 25 million visitors per year.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee, along with the Grand Canyon in Arizona, topped the list as they both received the highest score 89 percent of the time. Rounding out the top five are the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan (82 percent), Central Park in New York (78 percent), and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (75 percent).

San Diego’s Balboa Park (74 percent) and the National Mall (73 percent) edged out Millennium Park and Epcot Center, while Disney World’s Magic Kindom rounded out the top ten.

Another major Chicago destination didn’t get such high marks when it came to Family Destinations Guide’s Top 50 US Travel Destinations list. Navy Pier was 48th on the list, as 40 percent of their Tripadvisor reviews came back with the highest score.


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