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“free on July 4th” 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 #15 of 88 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.
Zephyrhills, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“free on July 4th”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Loved milling around & learning the local history. Soldiers through history were on hand to talk to visitors. Videos provided more in-depth history of Tampa Bay.

Visited July 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tampa's History - Who Knew?!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A great museum focussing on the history of the Tampa area. The exhibits are interesting and up to date. Learned lot's of things about Tampa that I didn't know - even though I've lived here 30 years! A beautiful location right on the Tampa Riverwalk. Make sure to grab a bite to eat at the Columbia Cafe (affiliated with the famous Tampa Columbia Restaurant). You can sit on the outdoor terrace with a cup of cafe con leche.

Visited November 2013
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USA
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent area history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

There a three floors with movies and exhibits on the history of Tampa as well as other areas of the state. On the day we visited, there were various tables set up, with knowledgable people in period accurate dress covereing the civil war period and beyond.

Visited July 2014
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Florida
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Tampa Bay History Center a Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

No questions asked-one of the best spots in Tampa. A must for anyone who wants to learn about the area and some Florida history. Not terribly exciting for younger children but adults will love it.

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Oxford, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Small, but worth a day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is small, but has some interesting exhibits. The staff were friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed the temporary exhibit on the Highwaymen artists.

Visited July 2014
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