We spent several hours at this museum looking at the exhibits detailing Tampa's history. It begins with the native people in the area and their encounters with the Spanish. There are two films on this floor. The second one is the better of the two and actually has several screens along with displays. This one is about the U.S. Army and it's attempt to control the Seminoles.Following this is an area devoted to the cigar;industry in Tampa. One display has a cigar store along with ads and cigar brands from decades past. Upstairs there are more displays and history about Tampa. There is an area, along with a film, about the cattle industry. Following this is an area, and another film, about the citrus industry. There is another area about WWII. This museum has so much packed into it that it is impossible to put it all in this review. You'll just have to go there and see for yourself. The place also has a gift shop and cafe.There is parking next to the museum. Be sure and tell the people where you purchase your admission ticket and they will give you a token in order to get out without paying a $5 parking fee.
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