Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), announced today that it has entered Garden of the Gods Park into VirtualTourist.com’s quest to crown the “8th Wonder of the World.” Public voting is now open at VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group. Garden of the Gods Park is a free national natural landmark located at the base of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain with 1,319 acres of stunning red sandstone formations that offer vibrant beauty and a compelling history.
“Garden of the Gods Park is a true regional gem. The fact that it was named the ‘#2 Free Unheralded Attraction in the U.S.’ by TripAdvisor in 2011, helps solidify it’s uniqueness. The CVB feels it belongs in the running to be named the 8th Wonder of the World. We encourage all who have experienced its wonder and beauty to vote,” says Chelsy Murphy, CVB Director of Communications. Visitors to the site can cast their vote once every 24-hour period.
With numerous Tourism Boards, Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus sending in a nomination, the public is asked to vote for their favorite out of the nearly 300 submissions. Voters can visit www.virtualtourist.com to vote for Garden of the Gods Park and have until September 30 to do so. The wonder with the most votes will be crowned the winner. The winner will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program, as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.
“It’s wonderful to have a nomination from every corner of the world, so we are thrilled to receive the Garden of the Gods Park as a nomination from the Colorado Springs CVB,” said Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of VirtualTourist.com. “As one of the best travel guide resources on the web, members and visitors to our site have been to almost every country in the world. We are eager to see which landmark they will choose to be crowned the 8th Wonder of the World.”