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Discovery Center Museum earns Tripadvisor “Travelers’ Choice” Award for attractions

From Ann Marie Walker
Discovery Center Museum

ROCKFORD, ILDiscovery Center Museum today announced that it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Attractions. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing the in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

“Winning the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award is a source of pride for the staff and board at Discovery Center Museum and we’d like to thank all of our past visitors who took the time to complete a review on Tripadvisor,” said Ann Marie Walker, marketing director at Discovery Center Museum. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. The accolade is a vote of confidence to our museum and our continued commitment to excellence,” Walker added.

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”

About Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum is a children’s science museum providing hands-on math, science and art experiences for all ages with over 250 hand-on exhibits and an award-winning outdoor park. Discovery Center Museum is the nation’s 5th Best Museum for Families according to USA TODAY/, and one of 12 museums included in’s article, The 12 Best Children’s Museums in the U.S. Discovery Center is located inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street, Rockford, Ill.  General admission to the Museum is:  $9 adults, $9 children (ages 2 to 17) and free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger. Current temporary hours open are: 10 am-Noon and 1-3 pm Wednesday – Sunday. For additional information regarding Discovery Center Museum, call (815) 963-6769 or log onto our website at

 About TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform*, helps 463 million travelers each month** make every trip their best trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to browse more than 860 million reviews and opinions of 8.7 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. Whether planning or on a trip, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to compare low prices on hotels, flights and cruises, book popular tours and attractions, as well as reserve tables at great restaurants. Tripadvisor, the ultimate travel companion, is available in 49 markets and 28 languages.


*   Source: Jumpshot for Tripadvisor Sites, worldwide, November 2019

** Source: Tripadvisor internal log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2019

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