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“Beautiful architecture”

Henry B. Plant Museum
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Ranked #15 of 196 things to do in Tampa
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Owner description: Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

What a beautiful building. My family love history so this was great to see and read about the history of Tampa and the surrounding areas.

Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tampa History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum is specially great around the Holidays. Other than that, leave the small kids at home, they'll get boared.

Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tampa nostalgia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

I've been living in Tampa since 1973 and this was my first visit, I can't believe I never took the time to visit this treasure. I expected it to be a tiny boring museum but I was pleasantly surprised. I learned so much about this man and what a impact he had on Tampa. It was a educational but not boring visit. It's amazing how much he did to put Tampa on the map. This was a luxury hotel where people of fame and wealth could stay. They have tried to keep everything original including the rounded glass windows. His wife and himself traveled all over the world collecting things for his grand hotel. It is beautiful. It is well worth taking a self guided tour with a audio tour guide. You can do it at your own pace and enjoy Tampa's history

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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370 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Walked onto the campus of Tampa Univ. and was just taken with the architecture. The inside matched the beauty of thus immense southern charmed hotel. I'm so glad its available for the public eye.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Big secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

For a small museum there is a large amount of history and fun crammed into the location. I wish more people knew about the place, seems to be the best kept secret in Tampa, Wonderful gift store and great docents to explain the sights if you don't want to use the mobile prompters.

Visited November 2013
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