TripAdvisor, the online travel service, released its list of the top 25 attractions in the U.S., and the Georgia Aquarium was listed at No. 16.
TripAdvisor wrote “With an 8% year-over-year increase in search activity, the Georgia Aquarium has proven to be a must-visit destination for travelers to Atlanta.”
The TripAdvisor index lists the top 25 attractions with the greatest increase in traveler interest.
At the head of the list was the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Also in the top five were the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Ariz., the Coit Tower in San Francisco and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.
Rankings were determined based on the percent increase in search sessions on TripAdvisor for U.S. travelers. between 2016 and 2017. Analysts looked at searches during the period of Sept. 1 through Oct. 7 in each year.
The Georgia Aquarium which opened in 2005, houses 100,000 animals. Its massive ocean and cold water habitats contain 10 million gallons of water.
It was the largest aquarium in the world at that time, until 2012 when it was replaced by the Marine Life Park in Singapore.