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“Best park”

Lettuce Lake Regional Park
Ranked #6 of 197 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and a playground are family favorites. A 1.25 mile bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettuce Lake is also a haven to study nature. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500-foot boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent to visitors to experience a wholenew side of the Park.
Clearwater
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best park”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Truly a beautiful setting for alternating biking and walking for only $2 per car. We will definitely go back for kayaking.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Cheryl H
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Bridgewater, NJ
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Get away from the Noise!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Enjoyed the elevated walkway through the swamp, lake and trees. Heard many different birds and other wildlife scurrying as I approached.
Enjoyed the visitor center and the displays providing the history of the area.
This was just what I needed, to get away from the traffic and noise. This is my idea of a magical kingdom.

Visited February 2014
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4 Thank CelticGinger
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melrose park, il
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nature at it's best!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

You will find Lettuce Lake Park to be the best value you have ever received for your two dollars. There are a number of large individual park locations along the well cared for road inside. Including very large natural wood gazebos. European workout stations all along a very long paved jogging track. A nature museum and a catwalk along a waterway. All inside the park. Bring your own refreshments and don't forget a camera.

Visited March 2014
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3 Thank alaway
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“beautiful place to visit”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place to visit. Walk on the boardwalk to view the wildlife, kayak, or bike ride on the path. There is also a playground for the kids.

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Rachel K
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“don't go out of your way”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We read all the reviews and went to this park. Unfortunately, we were sorely disappointed. Observation tower closer. Can't rent a canoe/kayak unless you have a local cell phone (which we didn't as Canadians). Didn't see any staff other than the person collecting the entrance fee. Lots of boardwalk through beautiful swamp/forest but we didn't see much for birds or other animals the day we went. If you are close by, sure - pop in. But we drove 40 minutes from our hotel and regretted it.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Stephanie W
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