Como Zoo has been voted the winner of the Nickelodeon Parent's Pick Awards 'Best Tourist Spot' in Minneapolis/St.Paul.
After being nominated in early June alongside other popular Twin Cities destinations, users of Nickelodeon's online ParentConnect site were invited to vote daily during the race and ultimately determined who would receive the awards. Como Park was also voted 'Best Playground or Park' in Minneapolis/St. Paul.Como Zoo is open every day of the year, and touts exciting and interactive exhibits that appeal to both children and adults. Unique events and educational classes as well as daily favorites around the zoo such as the 'Sparky the Sea Lion' Show have amused guests for decades.
Michelle Furrer, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory's manager, said "Como Zoo is extremely proud to accept the Nickelodeon Parent's Pick 'Best Tourist Spot' award. Here at Como we strive to make the Park, the Zoo & the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory a place where people can truly get closer to experience the animals and our beautiful plants and flowers. I think this award represents the quality of our exhibits, and the dedication Como has to making each guest's visit a memorable one."Nickelodeon's Parent's Pick Awards identified winners for 30 categories in 52 major U.S. Cities. Categories included: best museum for families, best toy store, best place for pizza; and more. Users on Nickelodeon's Parent Connect site were invited to vote daily for their favorites, and the winners were announced August 15th. The 2009 award winners will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the upcoming year.