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Missouri State Parks was recently awarded nine Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor. This prestigious award recognizes establishments that consistently receive great TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.

Missouri state parks and historic sites receiving the recognition are: Bennett Spring State Park, Castlewood State Park, Deutschheim State Historic Site, Elephant Rocks State Park, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, Roaring River State Park, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and Table Rock State Park and State Park Marina.

"The fact that our guests are having an outstanding experience is reflective of the great work being accomplished by staff," said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks. "This type of recognition underscores the 97 percent approval rating we consistently receive from visitors. It’s our goal that every time a family visits a state park our historic site, they have fun and make great memories."

The Certificate of Excellence Award was founded in 2010, and honors hospitality businesses that demonstrate hospitality excellence and represent the top quality of businesses listed on TripAdvisor. Honorees must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five bubbles on the site’s bubble rating system, have at least the minimum number of reviews necessary, and be listed on TripAdvisor for at least twelve months.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site. The site features visitors’ reviews of places to stay, visit and eat, and offers a ratings system as a guide for prospective visitors.

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