Beautiful exhibitions! A lot information, friendly staff and beautiful environment! It is worth a visit!
This history center records the history of the Hillsborough & Pinellas County area from the time of the Indians through the Spanish explorers to the presents....warts and all. When you're all finished the lobby houses the Columbia Cafe. Excellent Cuban food.
We loved visiting here. We found it's a great place to bring visitors to the area, not too big, not too small, loved the recorded shows! Nice to learn more about the area and Florida!
This is a great bite-sized cultural museum right on the famous and beautiful Tampa River Walk. It was a great way to finish off our vacation on a rainy day. Just enough info in interesting displays for all ages. They recommend 2 hours for your tour. You can get a bite to eat at the Columbia Cafe while you are... More
Having only visited Tampa once before, we had not had a chance to visit the History Center previously. It takes a bit of navigating to find it (many roads in Tampa appear to be under construction) but is well worth the time. And the dining! A full-scale Spanish/Cuban restaurant in the foyer with a million dollar view. Really wonderful
Rainy day - museum time, This museum is easy to get to, right on the water, and well worth a drive. Outstanding presentation about the Seminole and Miccosukee natives and their violent interaction with the United States government. Excellent explanation of the word 'cracker' and how it related to the cattle industry in Florida. Also exhibits about the cigar industry... More
We booked a cruise with one of the travel agents using your Tripadvisor and got a great price. We drove to the Tampa, FL pier to tour the area and catch a cruise and parked at a Premier Venture Parking location on Brush street. Do not park at any of the Premier Parking Venture locations. An employee ran over our... More
The Tampa Bay History Museum is a recent addition to a busy, vibrant downtown. I am a Tampa native, having moved away over 30 years ago. But I enjoyed hearing the story of Tampa's development, from the Native American time before the Conquistadors to the present day. The short video concerning the first people in the area is interesting. Also... More
My husband and I went there to see the Kenndy exhibit. We had a wonderful time. We found the exhibits educational. and while my husband's parents and I's parents moved to Florida in 1956. His to Tampa and mine to Hollywood, Fl. I thought I knew all that about the native indians. As I live near the Indian reservation in... More
I guess I expected more. First floor was mostly about the history of cigars in Tampa (a big cigar center apparently) and the second floor reflected more of Tampa's history. Ok but I would not see it again.
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