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Tampa Attractions

Tampa Bay History Center

Explore the rich history of Tampa and south-central Florida in the Tampa Bay History Center. The large collection, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian, has many exhibits chronicling the Seminole tribespeople, the Spanish conquistadores and beyond.

Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
801 Old Water Street
(813) 228-0097
tampabayhistorycenter.org/

Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is a must-see for creatures of the wetlands and the ocean. Not only are there alligators, but also exotic tropical fish, a diverse coral garden and a 4-D theater, where sensory elements are added to a 3-D film.

Daily, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
701 Channelside Drive
(813) 273-4000
flaquarium.org/

Tampa Riverwalk

The Tampa Riverwalk curves its way along Tampa’s downtown area and is the ultimate promenade for local and cultural action, including picture-perfect sites, tasty food trucks and plenty of museums. A 2.6-mile trail, it runs beside the Hillsborough River and is an ideal place to catch a sunset.

thetampariverwalk.com/

Henry B. Plant Museum

Explore historic collections, manicured gardens and even a large canon from the Spanish-American War at the Henry B. Plant Museum. The institution, once owned by railroad tycoon Henry Plant and part of the Tampa Bay Hotel, rests on the grounds of and inside a colossal Victorian mansion fused with English, Baroque and Asian motifs.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; closed Monday
401 West Kennedy Boulevard
(813) 254-1891
plantmuseum.com/

Tampa Theatre

Built in 1926, the Tampa Theatreshows foreign, classic and contemporary films inside a dazzling mix of Renaissance, Byzantine and Greek Revival architecture constructed to resemble a Mediterranean garden – with gargoyles! It was once considered one of the world’s most elaborate theaters and is also open for 90-minute tours.

711 North Franklin Street
(813) 274-8981
tampatheatre.org/

Ybor City

Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District founded by cigar baron Vicente Martinez Ybor. Originally the site of a factory, it now houses many shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and historical buildings. Walk along the brick streets and take a ride on an historic streetcar while you’re there.

1600 East 8th Avenue
(813) 241-8838
ybor.org/

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

See a wide variety of wild animals in natural habitats at ZooTampa at Lowry Park. In addition, you’ll find a safari ride through the African exhibit, several “backstage” activities and a large care center for manatees, allowing you to get a closer look.

Daily, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
1101 West Sligh Avenue
(813) 935-8552
lowryparkzoo.org/


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