Besides Animal Kingdom and Bushworld, is there some zoo in Orlando worth visiting? I mean not a theme park, but something more natural?
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Thanks a lot. I am not sure about Tampa, we will not have a car, but a lynx bus pass.
In town, Animal Kingdom and SeaWorld have the most animals. Epcot has an aquarium like attraction. Discovery Cove may be of interest to you. You can interact with dolphins, snorkel in the impressive man made reef, feed birds in the free flight aviary, swim, and relax. It is far from theme parkish even though it is one of sorts. Perhaps the best for you, and probably more what you had in mind, would be Gatorland. Among other things they have a breeding marsh and bird rookery with a raised boardwak you can walk across it. The alligators are there by design, the birds are there on their own accord. It's a pretty amazing site especially if you've never seen a gator up close.
With no car, you will not be able to get to Tampa.
No car seems to be a big problem, but I really dont like to drive, less so in places I dont know. Is there really no way to get to Tampa on public transport? Lowry sounds like what I was looking for and the aquarium too. Bush garndens has a shuttel, but I dont want to do another park, Sea World and IOA will be enough rides for me.
There is public transport to Tampa but when you get there you will have transfer to another bus system to Lowery park it will probably take you half a day just to get there. and as soon as you do you will have to set off back again . Unless you plan to book into a motel for a couple of nights.
80 mins you could drive it.
There is very little public transportation between cities in the United States. The only options are Greyhound Bus or Amtrak (train) and these are not easy to use and you might spend an entire day getting between Orlando and Tampa.
Lowry Park is bordered by residential neighborhoods and there are no hotels in the area.
With no car Tampa is not an easy option.
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