Garden of the Gods, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Alamo and Central Park also winners
When you visit one of these 10 attractions – nominated by a panel of travel experts and voted to the top by 10Best readers – you can save big travel budget bucks for other things. They're all free, and in each case, you get way, way more than you pay for.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Free Attraction are as follows:
- Saint Louis Zoo - St. Louis
- Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham, Ala.
- The Alamo - San Antonio
- Central Park - New York
- National Mall and Memorial Parks - Washington
- Balboa Park - San Diego
- United States Botanic Garden - Washington
- Bellagio Conservatory & Fountains - Las Vegas
- The Freedom Trail - Boston
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Larry Bleiberg (LarryBleiberg.com), Nora Dunn (The Professional Hobo), Anna Hider (Roadtrippers), Kim Orlando (TravelingMom) and Shereen Rayle (Shereen Travels Cheap) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of budget travel in the United States.
Other nominated attractions included Fort McHenry National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge, Griffith Park, Independence National Historical Park, International Rose Test Garden, Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, Millennium Park, Multnomah Falls, Staten Island Ferry and the Sunset Celebration.
Congratulations to all your winning free attractions!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo