The museum is housed in a relatively new building along the Riverwalk near the convention center. It has lots of exhibits about the history of Tampa from early Indian settlement to modern times. There are also themed areas that focus on one aspect of the regions history such as Ybor City and the tobacco industry, military history, and sports. The exhibits are all interesting and some are interactive.
The biggest disappointment for me was that their map collection, which is supposed to be really good, is closed until November 2013.
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