This just in, over the digital transom: The TripAdvisor website has released its “Travelers’ Choice 2013” rankings, and Seattle’s own Chihuly Garden and Glass is No. 12 on the list of the top 25 U.S. museums, as voted by TripAdvisor users. TripAdvisor rankers prize the Chihuly above the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center in Pennsylvania; and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. (No. 1 is the Art Institute of Chicago, if you wondered.)
Reviewers on the site have also ranked the Chihuly the No. 1 attraction out of 204 in Seattle, bestowing it with nearly 3,000 “excellent” ratings. The Museum of Flight is No. 2, on the list, and Kerry Park is third.