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$36* and up
Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Reservations; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a... more » Owner description: Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue. « less
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Ranked #2 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone.... more » Owner description: Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and a playground are family favorites. A 1.25 mile bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettuce Lake is also a haven to study nature. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500-foot boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent to visitors to experience a wholenew side of the Park. « less
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Ranked #4 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #5 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Owner description: The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest... more » Owner description: The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation. It is many things to many people and it’s more than just a building, more than just a performing arts center. It is a presenter, a producer, an educator, a community partner and an economic engine for the Tampa Bay area. It is a cornerstone of the Tampa Bay community. The Straz Center creates a regional economic impact of more than $100 million each year. To our local economy it can mean more tourists staying in hotels, eating in restaurants, shopping in stores and visiting other venues when they are here. At both the local and national level, it provides access to more than 700,000 people of all ages, abilities and cultures each year. It also provides jobs for artists and other professionals who have a passion for the arts and for our mission. « less
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$72* and up
Ranked #6 of 59 attractions in Tampa
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Zoos; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic... more » Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age. « less
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an endangered species of marine mammals.
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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$52* and up
Ranked #9 of 59 attractions in Tampa
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009) and Child magazine (2004), Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features... more » Owner description: Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009) and Child magazine (2004), Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,000 amazing animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and restaurants. Zoo daytime admission prices are: adults - $24.95; seniors (60+) - $22.95; children (ages 3-11) - $19.95; and children 2 and under are free. Daytime admission includes unlimited amusement rides. Parking is free. « less
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Ranked #10 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Forests; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
State park campground in forest and along river.
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Experience 12,000 years of powerful stories at the Tampa Bay History Center. During your journey, you will stroll through a... more » Owner description: Experience 12,000 years of powerful stories at the Tampa Bay History Center. During your journey, you will stroll through a 1920s-era cigar store, row up the Hillsborough River, ride along with a cattle drive and learn about the early exploration of Florida. This waterfront building, with an eclectic Museum Store and the signature Columbia Cafe, is a memorable experience for families, history enthusiasts, Tampa area natives and beyond. « less
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Ranked #13 of 59 attractions in Tampa
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Ranked #15 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: History Museums; Museums
Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
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$33* and up
Ranked #16 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.
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Ranked #17 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #18 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: George M. Steinbrenner Field is the Spring Home to the New York Yankees and Home to the Single-A Advanced Affiliate, the... more » Owner description: George M. Steinbrenner Field is the Spring Home to the New York Yankees and Home to the Single-A Advanced Affiliate, the Tampa Yankees. The Tampa Yankees play 70 home games from April through September with ticket prices starting as low as $4 per person. « less
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Ranked #19 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Museums
Owner description: Glazer Children's Museum is a 53,000 square foot facility in the heart of Downtown Tampa. Created specifically for children... more » Owner description: Glazer Children's Museum is a 53,000 square foot facility in the heart of Downtown Tampa. Created specifically for children 10 and under, the Museum is a place where parents and children can learn through play and shared discovery. We offer 170 "interactivities" in 12 themed areas for families to explore and connect while having fun along the way.The Museum can be easily reached from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. All themed areas on most exhibits are wheel chair accessible. « less
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Ranked #21 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure Island's(R) 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun... more » Owner description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure Island's(R) 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun feature the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides, corkscrews, waterfalls, a wave pool, children's water playground and other family attractions. Adventure Island also features outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, a gift shop and a championship sand volleyball complex for hours of fun in the sun. « less
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Ranked #22 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Comedy Clubs; Performances; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #23 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Horse Tracks; Casinos/Gaming
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Ranked #24 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors

This quaint and historic community is located in the heart of old Tampa, just south of downtown. As one of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods, Hyde Park boasts beautiful pre-1940's... more »

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Ranked #25 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
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$22* and up
Ranked #26 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities, plus... more » Owner description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities, plus Florida’s only IMAX® DOME Theatre, five-stories-tall and offering a higher resolution than any other theater in Tampa; It is more than a movie, it is an experience. Brave extreme weather conditions inside Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, and explore the stages of life in The Amazing You exhibition. Gaze into the starry night sky in MOSI’s Saunders Planetarium, and don’t miss exploring the outdoors in the BioWorks Butterfly Garden and MOSI Backwoods. Kids get to run the show at MOSI’s Kids In Charge!, the largest children’s science center in nation, while kids of all ages get a rush from MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line. « less
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Ranked #27 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Art Museums; Museums
This museum's impressive collection includes contemporary art as well as Greek and Roman antiquities.
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Ranked #28 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: History Museums; Ships; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #30 of 59 attractions in Tampa
Category: Race Car Tracks; Theaters & Stadiums
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