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Springfield Attraction Receives National Honor


Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has been named America’s Best New Attraction in a recent USA Today national poll.

According to USA Today, a panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to choose the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

The museum, which opened last September, contains a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium with 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds. 

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure says the museum helps put Springfield on the map as a major tourist destination.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.
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