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A few of the attractions Tampa Bay has to offer

Tampa is Florida's largest city and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of days of sunshine in a year.

  • Adventure Island - Get drenched at this Key West style theme park that boasts 30 acres of wild water rides
  • American Victory - Mariner’s Memorial and Museum Ship
  • Bayshore Boulevard - Bike or rollerblade the long winding sidewalk that takes you along the bay
  • Big Cat Rescue (lions, tigers, bears, etc...) - Zoo & nature center
  • Busch Gardens
  • Caladesi Island State Park - Beach park is very secluded and only accessible by ferry
  • Channelside Drive - entertainment, IMAX movies, extreme games, dance clubs, piano bars, and unique shops and restaurants
  • Children's Museum of Tampa - 16 Kid sized buildings and "hands on" exhibits
  • Dinosaur World - An outdoor dinosaur museum with over 150 life size dinosaurs
  • Flea Markets - Including Big Top Flea Market, Tampa Indoor Flea Market, Wagon Wheel, Oldsmar, & Magic Mall Flea Market
  • Florida Aquarium - birds, plants and sea creatures of all kinds in natural habitats
  • Florida Holocaust Museum - Largest Holocaust Museum in the Southeast has permanent and traveling exhibits
  • Florida International Museum - Traveling exhibits
  • Gasparilla Pirate Fest - Pirates invade and capture the city of Tampa annually
  • Great Explorations - Children’s museum where children can step into the roles of doctors or firefighters
  • Lowry Park Zoo - #1 Family Zoo in America
  • Land O'Lakes - where the movie "Edward Scissorhands" was filmed
  • Legend's Field - Spring training home of the New York Yankees
  • Henry B. Plant Museum - housed in the original 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) - over 400 "hands on" displays and science exhibits plus an IMAX Theater
  • Old Hyde Park Village - Tampa's charming outdoor shopping center has more than 70 specialty shops and restaurants, plus seven AMC movie theaters
  • Salvador Dali Museum - Comprehensive Collection of Dali’s works
  • St. Pete Times Forum - Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History - Shows the history of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula
  • St. Pete Pier - Popular attraction in downtown St. Petersburg includes many shops, restaurants, and waterfront entertainment
  • Tampa's world-famous Skatepark
  • Tampa Bay Automobile Museum - A collection of vintage cars dating as far back as the 1920’s and 1930’s
  • Tampa Bay beaches
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Electric (TECO) Manatee Viewing Center - A warm water viewing center to see Manatees, an endangered species of marine mammal
  • Tampa Museum of Art - Greek and Roman antiquities and modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture
  • Tampa Bay History Center - A history and heritage museum and research library in downtown Tampa
  • Tampa Theatre - features an acclaimed Cinema Series of from around the world plus live concerts and special events
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
  • The Grapefruit (Spring Training Baseball) Leagues - (Tampa Bay Rays {Formally Devil Rays}, New York Yankees & Clearwaters Philadelphia Phillys)
  • "Sponge Capital of the World" - Tampa hosts a large percentage of Greek-Americans in the area.
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens - A living collection of over 3,000 taxa of plants and natural habitats
  • Ybor City - Known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter. Watch “hand-rolled cigars” being made
  • Ybor City State Museum - Includes an ornamental garden and restored cigar worker's houses and Bakery building

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