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“A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT TAMPA BAY” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813-228-0097
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Ranked #14 of 68 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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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.
San Antonio, Florida
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“A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT TAMPA BAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent several hours here and learned a lot about the history of Tampa Bay. It would be a GREAT place to take children. there is a lot of "hands-on" displays & several short videos. There is two floors of exhibits, an one floor reserved for special events. They have a nice gift shop,&
restaurant & bar. Really a nice day out. I would highly recommend this for families. The children that were there seemed to be having a great time. After we finished seeing everything, there is a GREAT river walk just outside the museum where there is a great view of Tampa Bay & it's
ports. It's a nice place to take a stroll. Bring your camera.....

Visited July 2013
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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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“Best Part of visiting desolate Tampa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After walking downtown Tampa and noticing that it is completley run down and desolate. We came across this museum! We were so grateful as we were tired of paying for parking and seeing nothing in Tampa's Downtown but closed shops and no people. We enjoyed this museum and I would definitely recommend it as their is nothing else to do in Downtown Tampa. The free parking is a plus and it is a very interesting museum. The only thing I didn't much care for was the circus photos which had nothing to do with Tampa but Oh,well still beats walking up and down an empty city.

Visited July 2013
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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“stays constantly updated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

would recommend this as a stop for those on educational fieldtrips or those willing to know abit more aboout the friendly city of tama as well as neighbouring st. petersburg. really neat and well kept and also very clean with signs for legibility and convenience for all ages.

Visited May 2013
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“Must visit while you are in Tampa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. After living in Tampa for ten years it taught me a lot about this city. The displays are innovative and very interesting. After walking through the exhibit it was fun to eat at the Columbia Cafe. This is where Fox News reported from during the RNC.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a great place to see the history of the bay area. The museum has great information and displays with hands on so its fun for the kids. recommend this place. Plus the caffee has really good food, and a good selection at a good price.

Visited July 2013
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