The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Honored as a Top Performing Museum as
Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

June 26, 2013


MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that its Museum received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve
outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

“Wisconsin is home to one our country’s best tourist destinations, the Wisconsin Veterans
Museum, and we are proud of the exhibits that tell the stories and share the artifacts of Wisconsin veterans and their families,” said John Scocos, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. “We strive to offer our visitors a memorable experience, and earning the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor is evidence that our hard work is paying off.”

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol.  For more information go to

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*Source: comScore Media
Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013

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Analytics, worldwide data, March 2013


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