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Otter Passage Now Open at Milwaukee County Zoo

Latest PGAV-designed zoo habitat showcases community and conservation The new $7.9m “Otter Passage” provides a great new home for three North American River Otters, now open at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The outdoor exhibit combines nearly 1,700 sq. ft. of grass, rock, and mulch with an eight-foot-deep, 6,000-gallon pool and a six-foot-deep, 4,000-gallon pool to… Continue reading.

Designing Dream Destinations

From amusement parks to aquatic centers, PGAV’s Mike Konzen’s team creates $7 billion worth over 10 years.   At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, PGAV Destinations used an exhibit of the Space Shuttle Atlantis to tell NASA’s history and to try and inspire the next generation of space explorers. Visitors’ emotions at… Continue reading.

Attractions Industry Forecast Report is Revealed

PGAV Destinations publishes guest insights in the “Voice of the Visitor” PGAV Destinations has published its third Voice of the Visitor: 2018 Annual Outlook on the Attractions Industry. Conducted in conjunction with long-standing research partner H2R Market Research and global media partner Blooloop, Voice of the Visitor presents the results of a study of more… Continue reading.

Construction Begins on $14.2m Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit at El Paso Zoo

One-sixth of Zoo to be Renovated to Feature Local Species Celebrating the nearby flora and fauna of the Chihuahuan Desert, the El Paso Zoo’s first attraction designed by PGAV Destinations is now under construction! The all-new designated area will serve as home to animals from one of North America’s largest deserts, and will include key… Continue reading.

Diverse and Talented Cohort Joins PGAV Destinations

Extensive Staffing Increases Continue in Newly-renovated Downtown Studio St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations announces the hiring of an additional six new team members, bringing fresh skillsets to newly-created positions. “This group of exciting talent comes on the heels of 16 new hires we announced in November of last year,” said PGAV Principal and Chair… Continue reading.

The Growing Fight for Attendance

Destination Design Firm Shares Insights into Tourism Competition St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations explores attraction industry competition from “impermanent entertainment” in The Fight for Attendance: The Attraction of the Non-Attraction, its latest Destinology report. “Considering the local competitive landscape is an essential practice among attraction managers of museums, zoos, theme parks, and more,” said… Continue reading.