USA Today names St. Pete Pier 2020’s second best new attraction in U.S.

One of the best new attractions in the United States is right here in the Tampa Bay area.

The St. Petersburg Pier was ranked no. 2 in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards for best new attractions in 2020.

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, in Colorado Springs, took the top spot.

The top 10 winners in the category Best New Attraction were:

  1. S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  2. Pete Pier – St. Petersburg, Florida
  3. The Forge: Lemont Quarries – Lemont, Illinois
  4. Mississippi Aquarium – Gulfport, Mississippi
  5. MassArt Art Museum – Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Planet Word – Washington, DC
  7. Electric Playhouse – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  8. National Native American Veterans Memorial – Washington, DC
  9. National Museum of the United States Army – Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  10. National Museum of Military Vehicles – Dubois, Wyoming

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the nominees and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Read more about how the Pier came together in TBBW’s interview with one of the architects on the project Ken Cowart.

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