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“Great Local History” 4 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 #12 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Type: History 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.
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great Local History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum but filled with lots of interesting info about the area and it's history; excellent restaurant (but very busy, not enough staff). Worth the visit.

Visited April 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Beautiful place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful exhibitions! A lot information, friendly staff and beautiful environment! It is worth a visit!

Visited March 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“A Fantastic History of the Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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.

Visited October 2013
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Florida
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“Great and worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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!

Visited March 2014
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Cranford, New Jersey
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“Great little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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 there. Plenty of seating indoors or out with a lovely view!

Visited April 2014
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